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U.S. soccer's kids are indeed all right

Updated: March 31, 2011, 2:28 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Oftentimes in the case of friendlies, it's best to ignore the score line. Benefiting from a result that you didn't deserve can bring about a terminal case of irrational exuberance. Conversely, an undeserved loss can raise unnecessary alarm bells. Focusing more on how the team played, as well as the individual performances, is the best defense against the team's progress -- or lack of it -- being obscured by the result.

Case in point: the U.S. men's national team's two most recent ...

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