U.S. Men's Soccer: 5 Things We Learned Following 1-1 Tie with Argentina

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U.S. Men's Soccer: 5 Things We Learned Following 1-1 Tie with Argentina
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Last night, the United States Men's National Team faced off against one of, if not the best team in the world at the moment in Argentina at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Despite being on the back foot for nearly all of the first half, the Americans were able to head to the locker room down only 1-0 at the half on a rebounded goal after a scramble in front of the net.

The Yanks began the second half with much more attacking ability after the insertions of Juan Agudelo and Timothy Chandler into the lineup, and managed to claw back to earn a draw on an Agudelo goal after a Landon Donovan set piece cross.

This was an impressive draw for the Stars and Stripes, coming against a full-strength Argentina roster that has been resurgent after the departure of the sometimes-entertaining and always-outrageous Diego Maradona. Argentina managed to thrash World Cup champions Spain 4-1 recently, so the Americans earning a draw with such a high-caliber side is impressive indeed.

Now, without any further adieu, let us examine five key takeaways from this encounter...

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