US Edges Paraguay 1-0 Behind Dempsey's Goal

US Edges Paraguay 1-0 Behind Dempsey's Goal

It was Clint Dempsey's goal in the 26th minute that proved to be the game-winner for the United States. Despite playing a man down for the entire second half, the defense was able to keep Paraguay off of the score sheet. 

USMNT Coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke to ESPN FC about the win, "The old story is the underdog story, and I cannot hear that story anymore," Klinsmann said. "I want to see them risk things. Let's go for it! Because if you're not going for it, sooner or later they're going to break you down because they have class players that will give you one or two [goals]. That's the learning curve."

With virtually a gift from God in Costa Rica's defeat over Colombia, the US emerged victorious in Group A. Here's how the rest of the Table looks moving forward. 

via MLSSoccer.com

via MLSSoccer.com

This is a team that has thrived on adversity in recent years, and continues to do so in the Copas. The US is scheduled to play the Group B runner-up on Thursday night at 9:30PM. 

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