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Dempsey leads US to first ever win over Italy

By DANIELLA MATAR

Associated Press

GENOA, Italy (AP) - 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. 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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