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Without World Cup, U.S. men's national team goes young for friendly vs. Bolivia

Without World Cup, U.S. men's national team goes young for friendly vs. Bolivia

Had the United States qualified for the World Cup, as it had done every four years since 1990, the roster announced Sunday for an upcoming friendly would have been packed with internationally seasoned players preparing for soccer's ultimate test next month in Russia.

But because of last fall's failure, the Americans are turning attention to the long term instead of the short term, passing on veterans and introducing a new batch.

Along those lines, interim coach Dave Sarachan named a 22-man roster with an average age of just under 23 for the May 28 match against Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.

"As I've talked about throughout this process, the theme...

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