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US Wants to Finish World Cup Qualifying Strong

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There is little riding on Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica for the U.S. men's national team. The Americans have already booked their ticket to Brazil. Don't try to make that argument to goalkeeper Tim Howard, though. "I think we'd still like to finish top of the group. That's important to us. We did that last cycle and felt really good," Howard said. "It's also an opportunity to impress. It's an opportunity to be in front of Jurgen (Klinsmann) and the coaching staff." That may be the most important reason for the U.S. team to show up. There are only five international fixture dates before the start of World Cup training in May, and while Klinsmann is starting to narrow down his potential roster, there are still jobs to be won. "I always said the door is always open. Maybe there are some surprises still around the corner that we don't know yet," Klinsmann said. "I think we have a pretty good picture to understand where the players are at right now....
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