U.S. fringe players aim to impress against Sweden

January 20, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
As 2009 opens for the U.S. men's national team, there is much that is familiar about the side's early preparations. Once again, a team stocked mostly with young players has made its way to Carson, Calif., for the annual January training camp. And, at its end, there is yet another friendly against Scandinavian opposition -- in this case, Sweden. Ho hum, right?

Perhaps, but all the more reason for U.S. head coach Bob Bradley to put a different twist on things as he enters his third year ...

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