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U.S. faces tough task against Slovenia

Updated: June 17, 2010, 10:44 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Beware the Green Dragons.

The U.S. men's national team will take on Slovenia on Friday in its second World Cup encounter. It's a match that has "trap game" written all over it.

With the U.S.' encouraging 1-1 tie with England, the temptation for the Americans is to think that their toughest game is behind them. And given the modest pedigree of the opponent, the U.S. is -- for the first time in its World Cup history -- considered the favorite.

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