Edu excels for U.S. against Japan

August 7, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
TIANJIN, China -- Ever since the U.S. men's Olympic soccer team began its journey to Beijing, its play has earned the moniker of The Just Good Enough XI. Manager Peter Nowak's side has rarely been scintillating, but has often done the minimum required to get a result. Such was the case on an oppressively hot Thursday night at Tianjin's Olympic Center Stadium, as the U.S. ground out a 1-0 win over Japan that was as gritty as it was vital.

"The boys put up quite a fight," Nowak said. "And ...

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