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The Daily Dirt: USMNT faces a tough Copa America group

This is no cake walk.

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Going into the Copa America Centenario draw, the USMNT knew it wouldn't see Argentina, Brazil, or Mexico in the group stage. That was the good news. The bad news is Jurgen Klinsmann's squad faces an incredibly tough group with Colombia, Costa Rica, and Paraguay. It seems once again the Americans are slotted for the Group of Death in a major international tournament. The USMNT kicks off its Copa campaign against Colombia on June 3 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Following the draw, Klinsmann remained relatively upbeat: "Obviously it's a difficult group, no doubt about it, but it's doable. We had a similar kind of scenario in Brazil and we went through, so now we start with Colombia right away instead of Ghana."

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