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USMNT Stands Tall Against England

Ahead of the United States’ group-stage game against England, one of the tournament favorites and easily the best team the USMNT has faced in a competitive match in eight years, manager Gregg Berhalter sprung a surprise. He tweaked his trademark 4-3-3 formation by sliding Christian Pulisic back into the midfield, shifting Weston McKennie over to […]

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