SARASOTA, Fla. -- Freddy Adu. Josmer Altidore. Michael Bradley. The players that headlined the previous edition of the U.S. U-20 national team already had begun to make a name for themselves as professionals before they took the field for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Members of this year's U-20 national team recognize that -- unlike that star-studded lineup -- their reputation does not precede them.
As far as the players are concerned, that's just fine.