U.S. keeper Kasey Keller was beaten three times, including this header by Jan Koller just five minutes into the match.
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The 6-foot-7 1/2 Jan Koller celebrates his early goal, his 43rd in 69 international appearances.
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Tomas Rosicky scored two goals against the U.S. in the second half and barely missed on a possible third one.
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Eddie Pope had his hands full against a hard-charging Czech team.
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Oguchi Onyewu has been with the U.S. national team for less than two years, but he may not have a long World Cup trip if the U.S. doesn't turn things around.
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Landon Donovan didn't provide any fireworks in the opening-match loss.
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Heads, you lose. Jaroslav Plasil got the better part of this exchange as the Czechs put the U.S. in a precarious position. In the last two World Cups, only one team advanced from the first round after losing its opener: Turkey in 2002.
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Marek Jankulovski and the Czech defense held the U.S. to only a few scoring chances.
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