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Dutch clash more important

  • SI.com , Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:28 AM

The USA's "B team" beat El Salvador, 2-1, on Wednesday, and the comeback win may have boosted the chances of Brian Ching, Heath Pearce and Sacha Kljestan to make the USA's World Cup roster. But Grant Wahl points out, "The importance of this game will pale in comparison to the A-squad's game next Wednesday at the Amsterdam Arena against the Netherlands. Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra and Co. will be back in action for the U.S. for the first time since last October's final World Cup qualifier in Washington D.C. How will they respond to playing one of the world's top teams in an intimidating atmosphere? Tonight's game was another reminder that MLS players don't figure to make much of an impact on the U.S. World Cup team in South Africa."

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