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U.S. Men Fall 2-0

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The U.S. Men's National Team fell to Ukraine 2-0 in a friendly match on Wednesday afternoon.  At the last moment the match was moved from its original location in Ukraine to the alternate Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca, Cyprus.  Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko (12') and Marko Devic (68') downed the Americans on the FIFA International match date.  With a roster comprised of primarily European-based players looking to make an impression for the World Cup roster, the U.S. was outshot 7-9.

For those that were unable to skip out on work, you can watch the highlights here.  Or take a read of your choice of match recaps from U.S. Soccer, ESPN, or MLSsoccer.com.

Brian Straus of SI.com gives his three thoughts on the match and Grant Wahl gives his take on the U.S. performance in this video.

After the match U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinssman spoke about missing MLS players on the roster.  “When you don’t have your main group together, there’s always going to be a bit of a drop of quality. That’s natural. That’s why our job is to zoom in and name 23 guys who are up to the task of the World Cup.” Read the rest of the report here.

Wondering how each players individual performance graded out?  View the U.S. player ratings put together by MLSsoccer.com's Greg Seltzer and ESPN.com's Jeff Carlisle.

The USMNT will next face regional rival Mexico on April 2nd in Glendale, Arizona.  The match kicks off at 11:00pm ET and will be broadcast on ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio.

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