Snow problem: USA beats Poland, elements in friendly

March 1, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The last time Clint Dempsey played in a snowstorm, the match was reduced to a penalty-kick shootout rather than going the full 90 minutes.

That was in Texas when he was playing club soccer. On Wednesday night, Dempsey and the U.S. team defied the elements and beat Poland 1-0 in a World Cup tuneup played in blizzard conditions.

In a scene more befitting Lambeau Field than a soccer field, Dempsey scored the only goal off a misplay by Poland's ...

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