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The U.S. Under-23 men's national team has just over a month left before Olympic qualifying takes place, and Caleb Porter's side wrapped up its penultimate camp last week in Costa Rica with a pair of friendlies.
After playing two friendlies against the senior U.S. side in California and missing some of its top players, the U-23 team played to a scoreless draw with the Saprissa reserves before concluding camp with a 1-0 win over Alajuelense's reserves courtesy of a goal from Tony Taylor.
The camp served as the latest chance for players like Freddy Adu, Mikkel Diskerud and Andrew Wenger to convince Porter of their ability to contribute to the Olympic qualifying team. It was also Porter's second camp with the team, and one in which he saw progress made.
Here are highlights from both scrimmages as well as words from Porter and some of his players on the games and the camp:
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