USA vs. Slovenia instant analysis

Thursday June 17th, 2010

Here it is, the big game that everyone's been waiting for since oooh, Saturday. Slovenia is in pole position in Group C having taken three points from its opening encounter with Algeria, but the U.S. has already faced group favorite England and taken a well-earned point; here, it has the chance to put itself into the lead and crank up the pressure on England, playing later.

The U.S. has to be careful not to underestimate Slovenia, but I don't: given the limited display we saw from the Slovenians against Algeria (it took the dismissal of Abdelkader Ghezzal and a sloppy error from Faouzi Chaouchi to give them the winning goal), Bob Bradley's men should be more than capable of getting the win.

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