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U.S. lineup battles ahead of World Cup take focus in win over Azerbaijan
U.S. lineup battles ahead of World Cup take focus in win over Azerbaijan

The United States Men’s National Team officially kicked off its road to Brazil with a comfortable 2-0 win over Azerbaijan Tuesday night in San Francisco, the first of three friendlies on American soil before the World Cup begins next month. Substitutes Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson scored in the 75th and 80th minutes, respectively, to save the Americans the embarrassment of not picking up a result against an Azeri side that is ranked 85th in the FIFA world rankings. Here are four takeaways from the match, and what Tuesday’s happenings could mean for the Americans going forward: Clint Dempsey injury shows Landon Donovan will loom over World Cup Perhaps the biggest thing...

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