U.S. left reeling after loss to Tajikistan

August 20, 2007
By Doug McIntyre
The U.S. U-17 team knew that despite Tajikistan's lowly world standing, Monday's World Cup opener at the Changwon Main Stadium in Changwon, South Korea, would be no walk in the park.

However, the team certainly didn't expect to be upset by the world's 123rd-ranked team, making the U.S.'s next Group E match, against Tunisia on Thursday, a virtual must-win.

Half an hour into the 4-3 loss, it was clear the luck was on Tajikistan's side. ...

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