Three games, three losses and a quick exit. Those poor results are the final tally of the U.S. Under-23 national team’s participation in the Toulon International Tournament, but the reality is results were never going to be the priority for the Americans. Finding some player worthy of the U.S. Olympic team was.
So what did we learn from the Toulon Tournament? Other than the fact that the B team version of the Under-23s is well below the standard of the A team, I’m not sure we learned all that much. We saw some glimpses from Sammy Ochoa, Brek Shea and Kamani Hill, but no performances that make you feel as if any of those players were going to be making an impact in Beijing this summer.
So here are some questions for you. What did you learn from the Toulon Tournament? What players, if any, really impressed you? What players do you think will make the Olympic team?
Share your thoughts below.