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Clint Dempsey's goal gives U.S. win over Paraguay and spot in Copa America quarterfinals

Clint Dempsey's goal gives U.S. win over Paraguay and spot in Copa America quarterfinals

When the final whistle sounded on the U.S. national team’s 1-0 win over Paraguay on Saturday, players rushed off the bench to embrace the starters near the midfield circle.

Clint Dempsey, who scored the only U.S. goal, exchanged a hug and a handshake with defender John Brooks, who prevented two Paraguayan goals. Gyasi Zardes, who set up Dempsey’s score with a dart of a pass, shared a smile and an embrace with Darlington Nagbe. 

And Coach Juergen Klinsmann moved briskly through the circle, grabbing and congratulating anyone wearing a U.S. jersey.

With the victory, combined with Colombia’s loss to Costa Rica later Saturday, Klinsmann’s team won...

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