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Italy beats US 1-0 on stoppage-time goal

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, and Italy beat the United States 1-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night at Genk, Belgium, as 20-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest captain in the modern history of the American team.

In likely the final game for the Americans under interim coach Dave Sarachan, Ethan Horvath made his first international appearance since January and had several sprawling saves.

Politano, a 25-year-old winger playing his second match for Italy, broke through with seconds remaining when he passed to Marco Verratti and sprinted through the penalty area. The return pass bounced off a defender to Poitano, who beat Horvath from 8 yards.


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