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Postmortem on U.S.'s World Cup run

Updated: June 28, 2010, 5:13 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

PRETORIA, South Africa -- The U.S. national team has been on quite a roller-coaster ride these past two weeks. It started ominously, as the Americans coughed up a goal to England less than four minutes into their opening match. It ended with players hanging their heads after a painful extra-time defeat to Ghana.

But in between, the U.S. provided its fans with enough highs to sustain them until World Cup qualifying starts roughly two years from now. In the process, the U.S. team revealed ...

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