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Another great performance by the States last night, just such a shame they couldn’t hold on. One thing’s for sure: nobody will be taking them lightly after this tournament and nor should they.

The most pleasing thing for Bob Bradley would be that they achieved all this without a few key players. I felt they missed the coach’s son last night and that the substitutions were a little baffling, but credit to them for giving it a real go.

It says everything about Clint Dempsey’s development as a player that you weren’t surprised to see him finish with aplomb for that first goal. After a great season for club and country, Deuce needs a rest now before getting back to his best with Fulham.