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ASN Morning Read: Down Go the U-23s in Brazil

The Under-23 squad doesn't fare well in a match against an admittedly very strong Brazil side; World Cup 2018 qualification is so, so close, which means you should get to know the opponent.
BY Noah Davis Posted
November 12, 2015
8:25 AM
  • This probably says all you need to know about last night's U-23 match: Final score 1-2, Brazil dominant despite flattering scoreline.

  • ASN's Brian Sciaretta provides his analytical take right here, pointing out that despite the loss John Brooks played his best game in a U.S. Jersey.

  • Good stuff about Friday night's opponent St. Vincent and the Grenadines: "With a population of approximately 109,000 or roughly the same as Billings, Montana, St. Vincent has been known to punch above its weight, advancing to the Semifinal Round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying four cycles in a row from 1994-2006. Hendrickson was a huge part of that success, captaining the side during the latter three cycles, but as his generation of players moved on, the modest nation’s performances dipped, causing the side to miss out on Semifinal Round qualification for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups."

  • You know it's bad when players are resorting to Nine Inch Nails lyrics

  • Nice view, though:

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