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To Nobody’s Surprise, The Americans Deliver No Surprises

Some instant analyses described the United States as disappointing, which is hyper-patriotic inanity. They neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed—indeed, they whelmed the hell out of a tournament where whelmage was the best they could hope for.

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