U.S. U-17 team

Spain holds no fear for U.S. U-17s

October 25, 2009
By Brent Latham
KANO, Nigeria -- Heading into the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea two years ago, the "can't miss" future American star was Alex Nimo. In 2005 in Peru, it was Quavas Kirk who was destined to carry the reigns of the next American generation.

As those two players -- currently plying their trades in the USL -- might attest, advance billing as future star or world-beating team at the youth level is no guarantee of success. So even with all the promise represented by the corps of young stars ...

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