U.S. passes through group stage unblemished

June 5, 2007
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Three games, three very unique lineups, three victories and three shutouts. With all the upsets and surprises the CONCACAF Gold Cup has provided, the U.S. national team avoided them all and passed through the tournament's group stage having accomplished almost everything it could have asked for.

Try out the stable of young defenders in matches that matter? Check. Put Clint Dempsey at forward and see how well his finishing translates there? Check. Introduce newcomers Benny ...

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