Posted: Feb 29, 2012 4:16 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Feb 29, 2012 4:16 PM
The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute.
Dempsey took a short pass from Jozy Altidore and put a right-footed shot from just inside the penalty area past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
The Americans had been 0-7-3 against Italy, getting outscored 32-4.
With retired baseball star Mike Piazza watching from the stands, the Americans won their fourth straight match to improve to 5-4-1 under Jurgen Klinsmann, who took over as U.S. coach from Bob Bradley last summer.
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