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Slovenia leads 2-0 against US at halftime

 Slovenia's Valter Birsa, left, scores the opening goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park...
 Slovenia's Valter Birsa celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at...
 Volunteers hold up the United States flag before the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park Stadium in J...

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Slovenia's Valter Birsa, left, scores the opening goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park...

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Slovenia's Valter Birsa celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at...

South Africa Soccer WCup Slovenia USA

Volunteers hold up the United States flag before the World Cup group C soccer match between Slovenia and the United States at Ellis Park Stadium in J...

Slovenia led the United States 2-0 at halftime in their Group C match at the World Cup, after Valter Birsa's superb strike in the 13th minute and Milivoje Novakovic's goal in the 42nd.
Birsa's left-foot drive from more than 25 yards (meters) caught U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard off guard. Novakovic slotted past Howard just before the break to double the lead.
Birsa was also involved in one of Slovenia's two previous scoring chances, but failed to connect with Birsa's cross from the right in the ninth.
The Americans had chances during a period of sustained possession but couldn't capitalize.
Samir Handanovic punched away Francisco Torres curling free kick from the right in the 36th and Jay Demerit headed over the crossbar.