U-20 World Cup Time
The United States has a remarkable record of advancing out of the group stages of the U-20 World Cup this decade. Winners of groups that included Argentina and Brazil respectively in the past two World Cups, The US this time will have to fend of Germany. Thomas Rongen’s side will come into this group however as underdogs. Cameroon and Germany provide stern opposition, and as the US learned in 2007, South Korea also can be tough.
The Kartik Report will have extensive coverage of the U-20 World Cup beginning Thursday. In the meantime, check out my interview with US U-20 World Cup team member Gale, who plays his club football for Miami FC.