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Klinsmann buoyed as USA end January camp with victory over South Korea

USA boss Juergen Klinsmann was in a buoyant mood after watching his side beat South Korea 2-0 in an international friendly on Saturday.

The US ended their January training camp, which was held in Carson and Sao Paulo, Brazil, by edging their fellow World Cup qualifiers at the StubHub Center thanks to a brace from Chris Wondolowski.

After the triumph, Klinsmann felt his squad had met the objectives of a bright beginning to 2014.

"I thought the guys showed a lot of quality, they showed a lot of effort," Klinsmann told reporters.

"We got rewarded with a win and, obviously, you're pleased with all the work and also implemented in a game. Overall, South Korea was always dangerous, especially on set pieces - corner kicks and free kicks.

"There was always a feeling that something was up in the air, but we handled it well."

The US are up against Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G of the Brazil World Cup which seems them face the Black Stars in Natal on June 16 in their first fixture.

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