Lessons to be learned from U-17 World Cup debacle

September 9, 2007
By Doug McIntyre
Now that the dust has settled on the U.S. U-17s' World Cup debacle, it is time to take a look back at the team's four-game stay in Korea, which culminated with a dismal 2-1 loss to Germany in the Round of 16.

Make no mistake about it: the U.S. was totally outclassed in Korea. John Hackworth's team had no business advancing to the knockout stages of the tournament after losing their first two games and making fans back home want to stick pencils in their eyes.

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