U.S. faces tough test against Italy

Updated: February 29, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Time is not on Jurgen Klinsmann's side. Brazil might seem light-years away, but World Cup qualifying commences for the Americans on June 8. There are precious few matches for the manager to put the final touches on his new system and philosophy, though his team will get its most formidable test since Klinsmann took over the club last summer as the Americans face Italy in Genoa in a friendly on Wednesday (ESPN3, 2:30 p.m. ET).

Consider the match the next chapter in the U.S.'s ...

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