1999 U-17 squad retains special place in U.S. history
December 4, 2008
By Justin Rodriguez, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Maybe as they sprint by one another on the pitch during warm-ups. Or if there is an extra few minutes as they walk off the field in the middle of a sea of players after a game. But MLS stars Kyle Beckerman and Landon Donovan still talk about that team, usually smiling and laughing, all these years later.
Back in 1999, U.S. soccer put together the first U-17 national residency squad. It was an experiment, if you will, a European-style ...