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Defense is U.S.'s biggest concern

Updated: June 7, 2010, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Instead of worrying where the goals are going to come from, this U.S. soccer team's biggest concern is keeping the ball out of its own net.

Four years ago, the Americans outscored opponents 3-1 in their final three World Cups warmups, as Morocco, Venezuela and Latvia played mostly behind the ball with packed in defenses. The time, against more talented opponents, the U.S. had a 7-6 margin against the Czech Republic, Turkey and Australia.

While the offense ...

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