A year after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the U.S. men’s national team will play its first World Cup qualifier in 2019.
Here are five key stories from the event.1.
The final score: 4-2USMNT.USMIDFIELDER: Clint Dempsey, Germany2.
The tournament: The U.K. defeated Brazil 1-0 in the group stage.
It will be the first time the U-23s will face a U.N. tournament since the 2011 World Cup.3.
The U-20s will have to play four matches against four opponents to earn a berth in the quarterfinals.4.
Will the U’s really be ready to face the likes of Brazil in the semifinals?
If they are, who will be their best opponents?5.
Can the U of A win the U20 World Cup?
The U-19s will play the second of their group stages against Belgium and will have three more matches against the first four teams in the final round.
The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinal round, which will be played at Wembley Stadium in England.