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Steve Birnbaum's goal lifts U.S. soccer team past Iceland 3-2 in a game with a futuristic feel

Steve Birnbaum's goal lifts U.S. soccer team past Iceland 3-2 in a game with a futuristic feel

The recent past wasn't kind to the U.S. soccer team. And the present is still a work in progress.

But the future could be bright if Sunday's 3-2 win over Iceland at a chilly and rain-soaked StubHub Center is any indication.

The winning goal came from D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum on a header in the final minute of regulation time, getting the U.S. off to a winning start in 2016 after it stumbled to the finish line in 2015.

"It's a new year," shrugged midfielder Ethan Finlay.

Of more significance, though, is that the goal was Birnbaum's first in international play and came in just his second international appearance, providing a powerful push for Coach...

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