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US forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring during a friendly soccer match between Italy and USA, at the Genoa Luigi Ferraris stadium, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

USA soccer beats Italy

The United States gained a rare victory over a soccer power, beating Italy 1-0 Feb. 29 on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute for its first win over the Azzurri in 11 games over 78 years.