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Luck of the draw

Originally Published: June 12, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- For the United States, Saturday's 1-1 tie with England wasn't quite 1950 vintage, but the team will take it.

Ties, of course, never taste as sweet as victories. But when your team falls behind early, gets a Santa Claus-sized gift from the opposing goalkeeper and hangs on to snag a point against the presumed group favorites, the aftertaste is plenty satisfying. In the process, the U.S. did plenty to enhance its chances of reaching the second round.

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