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United States soccer fans react after the U.S. scored their second goal against Slovenia as they watch a live broadcast of the World Cup game at Stout's bar in New York on Friday, June 18, 2010. In a furious second-half comeback, the United States tied 2-2  against Slovenia, keeping alive the Americans' chances of advancing in the World Cup. (Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Photo by: Bebeto Matthews
United States soccer fans react after the U.S. scored their second goal against Slovenia as they watch a live broadcast of the World Cup game at Stout's bar in New York on Friday, June 18, 2010. In a furious second-half comeback, the United States tied 2-2 against Slovenia, keeping alive the Americans' chances of advancing in the World Cup. (Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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