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Reunion with Bruce Arena has Gyasi Zardes confident that his struggles are over

Reunion with Bruce Arena has Gyasi Zardes confident that his struggles are over

When Gyasi Zardes was named last month to the U.S. team for the Gold Cup, it raised a few eyebrows — but little concern — around the Galaxy.

Zardes, a forward, was mired in the longest goalless drought of his career. He had managed only one assist and five shots on goal in 12 games. Even Dave Romney had done better and he’s a defender.

But a different Gyasi Zardes has emerged during three weeks with the national team. In his only start, in a group-stage win over Martinique, Zardes was dangerous throughout, setting up two early scoring chances before picking up the assist on Jordan Morris’ game-clinching goal. It has him in line for another start Wednesday when the U.S....

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