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U.S. rear guard is at forefront against Portugal in World Cup fray
U.S. rear guard is at forefront against Portugal in World Cup fray

The rear guard remains intact for the U.S. against Portugal today at 3 p.m. PDT, with Matt Besler's sore hamstring cooperating in practice and the other three back-liners emerging unscathed from the Ghana game. Besler departed at halftime of the Americans' World Cup debut after sensing a twinge in his right hamstring. The switch resulted in a windfall as Besler's understudy, John Brooks, tallied the winning goal. But Besler, based on his superior defense, will return to the lineup to chase Ronaldo, along with fellow center back Geoff Cameron, left back DeMarcus Beasley and right back Fabian Johnson. Beasley was the weak link against the Ghanians, allowing them a free run...

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