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Topic - Sacha Kljestan
The United States stunned Italy 1-0 on Wednesday as Clint Dempsey's second-half goal gave the Americans their first ever victory over the Azzurri in 11 meetings.
In a match marred by clashes among fans inside and outside San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Liverpool tied Napoli 0-0 Thursday night to maintain its Group K lead in the Europa League.
Midfielder Jermaine Jones was picked for the roster for the United States' exhibition game against Brazil on Tuesday, the first match for both nations as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup.
"In the group stage we didn't play anywhere near our best, but we've always said we need to keep getting better as the tournament goes on," midfielder Sacha Kljestan said. "So the quarterfinal right now is a stepping stone, hopefully to bigger things. Bigger performances, and bigger wins for the team."