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USA beats Italy, 1-0

US supporters celebrate at the end of a

US supporters celebrate at the end of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy. USA won 1-0. (Feb. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute gave the Americans its first win over the Azzurri in 11 games spanning 78 years.

US defender Clarence Goodson, right, and Italy forward
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US defender Clarence Goodson, right, and Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

US supporters shout on the stand prior to
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US supporters shout on the stand prior to the start of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

US forward Clint Dempsey, center, celebrates with his
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US forward Clint Dempsey, center, celebrates with his teammates forward Jozy Altidore, right, and midfielder Danny Williams after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Daniele De Rossi
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Daniele De Rossi of Italy during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italy's midfielder Sebastian Giovinco, left, challenges for the
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Italy's midfielder Sebastian Giovinco, left, challenges for the ball with US defender Carlos Bocanegra during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy's midfielder Sebastian Giovinco reacts during a friendly
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Italy's midfielder Sebastian Giovinco reacts during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Alessandro Matri of
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Alessandro Matri of Italy is challenged by Carlos Bocanegra of USA during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Christian Maggio of
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Christian Maggio of Italy competes with Brek Shea of USA during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Italy's midfielder Antonio Nocerino (L) vies with US
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Italy's midfielder Antonio Nocerino (L) vies with US forward Brek Shea during the international friendly football match between Italy and USA at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa on February 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

US midfielder Fabian Johnson, right, and Italy midfielder
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US midfielder Fabian Johnson, right, and Italy midfielder Cristian Maggio vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

U.S. forward Clint Dempsey, center, challenges for the
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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey, center, challenges for the ball with Italy's defender Christian Maggio, right, and Antonio Nocerino during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy. USA won, 1-0, on a goal from Dempsey. (Feb. 29, 2012)

US forward Jozy Altidore, right, vies for the
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US forward Jozy Altidore, right, vies for the ball with Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy's Sebastian Giovinco, left, makes an attemps to
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Italy's Sebastian Giovinco, left, makes an attemps to score while US goalkeeper Tim Howard tries to save during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

A US supporter shouts on the stand prior
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

A US supporter shouts on the stand prior to the start of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini stops the ball with
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Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini stops the ball with hands during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Angelo Obinze Ogbonna
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Angelo Obinze Ogbonna of Italy battles for the ball with Terrence Boyd of USA during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Sebastian Giovinco of
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Sebastian Giovinco of Italy and Steve Cherundolo #2 of USA compete for the ball during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

US midfielder Michael Bradley, right, is chased by
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US midfielder Michael Bradley, right, is chased by Italy defender Domenico Criscito during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Clin tDempsey of
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GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: Clin tDempsey of USA scores the first goal during the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

US players celebrate at the end of a
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US players celebrate at the end of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates after scoring
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli shouts to his players
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Italy coach Cesare Prandelli shouts to his players during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates with teammates
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates with teammates
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US midfielder Clint Dempsey, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

US midfielder Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US midfielder Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

Italy's forward Giampaolo Pazzini react as US midfielder
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Italy's forward Giampaolo Pazzini react as US midfielder Michael Bradley, center and his teammate US defender Carlos Bocanegra leave the field at the end of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

US forward Clint Dempsey, center, celebrates with his
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

US forward Clint Dempsey, center, celebrates with his teammates forward Jozy Altidore, right, and midfielder Danny Williams after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

US supporters celebrate at the end of a
Photo Credit: AP

US supporters celebrate at the end of a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy. USA won 1-0. (Feb. 29, 2012)

U.S. players celebrate at the end of a
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U.S. players celebrate at the end of a match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium in Italy, (Feb. 29, 2012)

US defender Clarence Goodson, right, and Italy forward
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tanopress

US defender Clarence Goodson, right, and Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. USA won 1-0. (AP Photo/Tanopress)

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