Copa America semifinal delayed by Chicago storms

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When you give up a goal three minutes in to one of the best teams in the world, they're going to do that to you.

Gonzalo Higuain appeared in the 50 minute to score the third goal for Argentina. You start chasing the game and that's not what you do well. The disparity between the teams was evident in the number of errant passes the Americans turned over, and also in the most glaring stat of the night: the US team did not manage to take a single shot all night, while Argentina took 11, seven of them on frame. This is just a process. Plus, we got to watch Messi work his magic, and that has to count for something. As the US defense started to come out, Messi one-timed a flick with his left foot over the back line to Lavezzi, who got to the ball ahead of Kyle Beckerman about 7 yards from the goal.

"I'm happy to have the record, and I'm happy to play with the teammates that have made it possible". Argentina's victory in this tournament is essential for Messi's legacy.

"We just simply hit a far better team today", Klinsmann said.

"I think that since losing the final in Brazil, these players set out to have a new possibility", Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said.

You don't need us to tell you that Lionel Messi is pretty good at football, but he's pretty good at football.

"I was screaming at the referee and the fourth official and that's why he's suddenly in range for shooting that goal". But, as Klinsmann often points out, none of them is a starter with the big clubs who dominate the Champions League. "We're just too nice, too nice in those moments".

'The safety of our players and fans is our top priority'.

HOUSTON (AP) — There certainly were plenty of things the United States wishes it had done better or differently in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal against Argentina.

However, Klinsmann - whose position is likely to come under renewed scrutiny following Tuesday's loss - said his players had not been disgraced.

The Barcelona striker now has five goals in the Centenary Copa America and is one behind Chilean Eduardo Vargas in the race to become the tournament's top goal scorer.

"We have to learn and move forward. We have to keep our heads up and swallow it".

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