In victory, U.S. raises questions 

June, 8, 2012
06/08/12
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TAMPA -- It was anything but pretty, but the U.S. national team managed to do what it needed to Friday night at rain-soaked Raymond James Stadium, beating overmatched Antigua and Barbuda 3-1 to open its 18-month World Cup qualifying marathon with three vital points.


For a look at what the U.S. gained from their result on Friday, you must be an ESPN Insider.

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

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