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Plenty to ponder for U.S. team

Originally Published: June 4, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

ROODEPORT, South Africa -- As dress rehearsals go, the U.S. men's national team had plenty to be happy about following its 3-1 victory over Australia. Yet while the scoreline implies a resounding victory, it was a result that flattered the Americans to an extent, giving them plenty to ponder as they prepare for their long-awaited matchup with England next week.

Certainly there were some performances to savor. Edson Buddle made everyone forget about injured striker Jozy Altidore -- ...

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