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USA happy to be back on track, says Rooney


Rooney says USA still need to improve

Florence, Italy, July 17, 2014 - USA are relieved to have found some form again after winning 3-1 against Australia, says Sean Rooney and his USA teammates.

The performance has helped banish their defeat to Italy. Rooney said: “After yesterday’s disappointment, we had a hard time getting into the match today. Although we got back on track and played well, we mustn’t let things like today’s first set happen. We expected Australia to play well, and they played even better.”

David Lee said: “We are known for being a poor starting team, but they played and served well. But it was night and day from last night, we played much better. Taylor Sander is one of the stars.

Matt Anderson added: "We were sloppy in the beginning, but we tightened up eventually, and found our rhythm. Taylor Sander did a nice job and led the troops. Our young guys did well today."

Luke Perry of Australia said: “We had our chances, but in the end they prevailed. We need more consistency. I hope that next time we do better. We are a young team and I think we can make it.”

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