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Ireland routs USA 4-1 in 2014 finale; Diskerud scores for Americans

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DUBLIN (AP) — Two second-half goals from Robbie Brady guided Ireland to a 4-1 victory over the United States in a friendly on Tuesday. The defeat left Jurgen Klinsmann's team winless in its last four games since reaching the second round of the World Cup.

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Ireland opened the scoring when Anthony Pilkington chipped U.S. goalie Bill Hamid in the seventh minute. The Americans equalized in the 39th when Chris Wondolowski's cushioned header fell to Mix Diskerud, who flicked the ball low into the corner of the net.

In the 55th minute Brady shot low through Hamid's legs to restore Ireland's lead. James McClean scored in the 82nd minute when his long-range shot deflected off David Cameron past a helpless Hamid.

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Four minutes later, Brady's 25-yard free kick curled into the top left corner.

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Here's how the USA's 2014 finale unfolded:

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