U-17s develop mental fortitude in South America

November 13, 2006
By Andrew Rogers
With the U-17 World Championship in Korea only a year away, the United States Soccer Federation signaled its intent to capture the trophy by sanctioning a four-week tour of Uruguay and Argentina last month.

The purpose of the tour was to simulate the experience the players are likely to go through if they make it to South Korea, challenging their ability to settle in a vastly different culture, adapt and play winning soccer.
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