U.S. versus Brazil

U.S. team tries to draw positives from loss to Brazil

June 18, 2009
By Brent Latham
PRETORIA, South Africa -- What originally were considered slim hopes of advancing to the semifinal round at the Confederations Cup likely ended for the United States on Thursday after just two matches.

Normally, the search for lessons from sound defeats at the hands of Italy and Brazil would begin now.

But the Americans have been through this drill before. Time after time, they have played competitively against top international competition but come up short on the scoreboard.
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