Not your typical friendly 

March, 2, 2010
03/02/10
3:45
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AMSTERDAM -- Suppose the U.S. loses, even loses badly, against the Netherlands on Wednesday. History shows there's no reason to panic, especially if a loss in a friendly comes at this time of year to this type of team.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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