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U.S. versus Italy preview

Updated: February 29, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
By Paul Carr & Albert Larcada, ESPN Stats & Information

The United States is in Genoa on Wednesday to face four-time world champion Italy (2:30 ET on ESPN3). While most of the first team will be present, the Americans are still without Landon Donovan, who will miss the game with bronchitis. He and Clint Dempsey have yet to play together in Jurgen Klinsmann's nine games as coach.

Here are five notes to get you ready for the match:

• The U.S. is 0-7-3 all time versus Italy, losing it most recent meeting 3-1 in the ...

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