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POLL: What will be the result of Italy-USA friendly?

Clint Dempsey, and the rest of the US national team will face off against Italy on Wednesday in what is one of the toughest tests for the Yanks since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as manager.

The US have never beaten Italy, though they came close in one recent meeting: the red-card-filled 1-1 draw at the 2006 World Cup.  Remember that? Of course, you do.

Question is, does this mainly Europe-based squad -- minus the sick Landon Donovan and injured Jose Francisco Torres, but with Brek Shea and Sacha Kljestan -- have what it takes to beat the fearsome Azzurri for once?

 

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