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Holden making way back on US team

Saturday - 7/20/2013, 12:51pm  ET

In this photo taken on July 5, 2013, the United States' Stuart Holden (11) defends against Guatemala's Jaime Carbajal during an international friendly soccer match in San Diego. Holden, who has fought a severe knee injury for two and a half years, finally got in a full 90 minutes for the first time since September 2011 when the United States beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a Gold Cup match on July 16. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

AP Sports Writer

Ninety minutes.

That's how long any soccer player who starts a game expects to be on the field. For Stuart Holden, playing a full match had become anything but routine.

The midfielder who has fought a severe knee injury for 2
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