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U.S. beats Japan, but questions remain

Updated: May 18, 2011, 10:30 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

On the road to the World Cup, the goal of every team is for each tune-up to be better than the last. And for the U.S., that was true on most fronts as goals from Amy Rodriguez and Heather O'Reilly saw it defeat Japan, 2-0, for the second time in four days. Yet there were enough questions raised to temper any good feelings.

On the plus side, the U.S. coped better with Japan's high pressure tactics, and overall took better care of the ball, especially in its own half. In particular, ...

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