LONDON (CBS/AP) — The United States recovered from a slow start to edge Romania 10-8 in men’s water polo at the London Olympics.

Trailing 5-3 halfway through the second quarter, the Americans cranked up the defense and shut down Romania while scoring four unanswered goals of their own — two of them from veteran Ryan
Bailey — to take control of the match.

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Bailey and Peter Varellas led the Americans with three goals apiece.

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The U.S., which is looking for its first water polo gold since 1904, joins Serbia atop Group B with Tuesday’s win.

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Azevedo got a red card at the end of game, but will be able to play in the next game against host team Great Britan