U.S. finds itself in must-win scenario

August 22, 2007
By Doug McIntyre
After just one game at the U-17 World Cup, John Hackworth's U.S. squad finds itself in the unenviable position of needing a result against a very tough Tunisian team on Thursday (3:45 a.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPNU). Fail, and they can kiss their championship dreams goodbye. In the unforgiving world of tournament play, an opening loss will do that to you.

The question is, will the highly-touted Americans, one of the competition's favorites before suffering an embarrassing 4-3 loss to minnows Tajikistan ...

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