U.S. versus Italy

New Jersey-born Rossi hopes to play against U.S.

June 14, 2009
By Brent Latham
PRETORIA, South Africa -- As defending World Cup champion Italy continues its preparations for the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa, the players say they are taking their opening match with the U.S. very seriously, with the memory of the 2006 first-round draw at the World Cup in Germany still fresh.

After defeating New Zealand 4-3 in Rustenburg on Wednesday, the Italians wrapped up their formal slate of friendlies Friday night in Tshwane against a team of select stars from local ...

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