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Klinsmann sees Copa as positive step; Gulati to assess

Jurgen Klinsmann thinks a fourth-place finish in the Copa America was a step in the right direction. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati will speak to his coach and assess.

After opening with a 2-0 loss to third-ranked Colombia, the No. 31 United States beat Costa Rica, Paraguay and 13th-ranked Ecuador to advance to a semifinal against No. 1 Argentina. Lionel Messi and his teammates routed the U.S. 4-0, and the Americans closed with a 1-0 loss to Colombia in Saturday's third-place game.

"It's a tough tournament," Gulati said. "We didn't lose to anybody in the tournament that's ranked outside the top five in the world, but we need to win some of those...

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