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Puebla's Beasley urges USA to keep winning mentality

DaMarcus Beasley says it is vitally important for the USA national team to continue on with their winning ways this Friday.

The US, already qualified for the 2014 World Cup, host Jamaica in Kansas City in what is essentially a dead rubber in CONCACAF qualifying but Puebla's Beasley believes it is good for the mindset if the wins keep coming.

"The mentality is still the same," Beasley told USsoccer.com ahead of the Jamaica clash and Tuesday's trip to Panama.

"We want to win our group. I think you can see from the players [Juergen Klinsmann] selected for these two games that we want to finish off on a good note.

"Right now there are spots for Brazil, and everyone knows that. There's 23 spots that go on the plane next summer. You want to be one of them that's on the plane."

The former PSV Eindhoven and Rangers man added: "These type of games, especially going away to Panama, are a good test for us in a different kind of atmosphere.

"The kind of style they play is a little bit different from ours, so all that's going to help. And then we play in Scotland against a good strong team and a good European opponent.

"These are games that are going to end our 2013 pretty well and if we can get good results in these last three, four games of the year, that'll set us up going into the big January camp and moving forward into the spring."

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