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U.S. soccer team takes step in right direction, beats Azerbaijan, 2-0
U.S. soccer team takes step in right direction, beats Azerbaijan, 2-0

The U.S. World Cup team held its first dress rehearsal for Brazil on a chilly and windy Tuesday night at Candlestick Park. And though late goals by Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson gave it a 2-0 win over a determined team from Azerbaijan, it's clear there's still much to be done before opening night. From Coach Juergen Klinsmann, however, the uneven performance got two enthusiastic thumbs up. "Overall, we are happy with it," he said. "We know that there's a lot of work still ahead of us. There's no doubt about." Granted, the U.S. was playing with heavy legs after a grueling two-week training camp. And it was hampered by both a swirling wind and a...

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