US roster spots up for grabs vs. Peru

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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. center back John Brooks plays in Germany's top pro league and has even scored a winning goal in a World Cup match.

Still, the ferociousness of the competition in July at the CONCACAF Gold Cup surprised him.

"It was a completely different game," Brooks said. "Every game was like a war."

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