U.S. Youth National Teams

U.S. U-23s to face Mexico U-23s in Olympic qualifying tune-up


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The United States Under-23 men's national team is going to get a proper tune-up for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, as it will square off against Mexico's Under-23 side in a friendly at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Feb. 29.

The match will be a culmination of a 10-day training camp in Frisco. Kickoff is slated for 10 p.m. 

"This game is very important for our players and comes at a critical time for us before the start of Olympic qualifying," U.S. U-23 coach Caleb Porter said in a release. "In this camp we expect to have the majority of the players who are in contention for final roster spots for qualifying. A match against Mexico will serve as a great measuring stick both individually and collectively as we put the finishing touches on our roster selection."

The match is the same day as the senior national team's friendly against Italy, meaning that some players who are part of both player pools will wind up missing out on the trip to Genoa to focus on the training camp and pre-qualifying friendly.

What do you think of this development?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Larry

    The defense is going to be a problem. He seems to favor his Akron boys so I’m waiting to see the roster. Just a few words for Porter “The is not college ball”


  • Mike

    I agree and I think you meant to say “This Is Not College Ball” it looks like he favors Sarkodie on the right but Williams is a better right back by far and he doesn’t warm the bench for Philly. Can’t wait to see the defensive roster that he has for this game.


  • Nic D "The Texas 2 Stepper"

    Yo, I’m coming over from Denton just as soon as Bible study is over. May take my youth group for a LATE NIGHT excursion.

    We can grab some grub at the Mexican place


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