The U.S. Under-23 men’s national team will compete in the Toulon International Tournament in France from May 20 to May 29 and the action will be aired live on Fox Soccer Channel. FSC will broadcast the entire tournament, which includes five teams that have qualified for this summer’s Olympic games.
If you were hoping to see the best of the best U.S. Olympic team candidates, don’t hold your breath. This U.S. team is expected to consist of players on the fringes of the Olympic selection process and the tournament will be used to help identify which players might fill out the final spots on the roster. U.S. Under-23 national team coach Peter Nowak will announce the 20-man roster for this tournament later this week on ussoccer.com.
That doesn’t mean the tournament’s other teams won’t bring their best players. Japan, France, Chile and the Netherlands (which is in the U.S. team’s Olympic Group) make up Group A, while the United States, Turkey, Ivory Coast and Italy (which could feature Giuseppe Rossi) make up Group B.
The United States faces Turkey on May 21 (9:30am ET), Ivory Coast on May 23 (12:30pm) and Italy on May 25 (noon).
So what Under-23 prospects would you like to see Peter Nowak take a look at in this camp? Danny Szetela? Gabriel Ferrari? Preston Zimmerman? Johann Smith? Neven Subotic?
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