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U.S. employs new formation in 1-1 draw

Updated: September 18, 2011, 4:24 AM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Saturday's match against Canada was supposed to be a celebration for the U.S. women's national team. And while the Americans did plenty to entertain the crowd of 16,191 at Livestrong Sporting Park, the visitors refused to play the role of patsy, battling the U.S. to a 1-1 draw in the first game of the Celebration Series.

While the match was ostensibly an exhibition, it was also the first opportunity for U.S. manager Pia Sundhage to try out a new 4-2-3-1 formation. ...

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