USA vs. Italy: The Pre-Game Tailgate

USA vs. Italy: The Pre-Game Tailgate

U.S. Men's National Team

USA vs. Italy: The Pre-Game Tailgate

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The U.S. men's national team takes on Italy today in Genoa in the first major match of 2012 for Jurgen Klinsmann's squad (2:30pm, ESPN2).

The Americans come in with an injury-depleted lineup, but should still provide a good test for an Italy side also missing some key players. Landon Donovan is out, as are Timmy Chandler and Jose Torres, joining Jermaine Jones and Oguchi Onyewu among those players sidelined for today's match.

Here is my Fox Soccer preview of today's USA-Italy clash, the first meeting between the squads since Italy's Confederations Cup triumph in 2009.

SBI will be providing live commentary on today's match so please feel free to join us.

What are you expecting from today's match? Which players are you most looking forward to seeing in action? Think the United States can get a result in Genoa?

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