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The After Bar: USMNT 4 - Germany 3

If you're going to celebrate your 100th birthday you might as well go big. The United States men's national team jumped out to a surprising 4-1 over Germany and then held on for a 4-3 win in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. A sold-out crowd of over 47,000 packed RFK Stadium and saw Jozy Altidore return to the score sheet for the USMNT and a deuce for captain Clint Dempsey. A comical own-goal in the middle of the first half completed the scoring.

The Nats resume qualifying for the 2014 World Cup this Friday against Jamaica. Kickoff at 9:30 ET on BeIN Sport.

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Reaction and analysis from some of American soccer's best writers:

Grant Wahl (Sports Illustrated) - "Three thoughts on the USA's friendly win over Germany"

The Shin Guardian - "USA 4 – Germany 3: Ten Things We Didn’t Learn On Sunday"

Steve Davis (Pro Soccer Talk) - "Three things that looked great for the United States vs. Germany … and three that didn’t"

 

Player Ratings:

Avi Creditor (Sports Illustrated)

Brian Sciaretta (New York Times)

Greg Seltzer (MLSSoccer.com)

Jeff Carlisle (ESPN)

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