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The American squad for the Beijing Olympics has been announced. The team is a U-23 club with a couple exceptions, in this case Brian McBride, Brad Guzan and Michael Parkhurst.

Even though it's a young group, there's plenty of experience, especially on the international level. The problem is, the weak showings in the friendlies played a few weeks back has to raise some concern about how far they'll go.

At this point, you have to think that simply earning a medal would be a major accomplishment.

Goalkeepers

Guzan, Brad - Chivas USA (MLS)

Seitz, Chris - Real Salt Lake (MLS)

Defenders

Ianni, Patrick - Houston Dynamo (MLS)

Orozco, Michael - San Luis (Mexico)

Parkhurst, Michael - New England Revolution (MLS)

Sturgis, Nathan - Real Salt Lake (MLS)

Wynne, Marvell - Toronto FC (MLS)

Midfielders

Adu, Freddy - SL Benfica (Portugal)

Bradley, Michael - SC Heerenveen (Holland)

Edu, Maurice - Toronto FC (MLS)

Feilhaber, Benny - Derby County (England)

Holden, Stuart - Houston Dynamo (MLS)

Kljestan, Sacha - Chivas USA (MLS)

Szetela, Danny - Brescia Calcio (Italy)

Forwards

Altidore, Jozy - Villarreal (Spain)

Davies, Charlie - Hammarby IF (Sweden)

McBride, Brian - Out of Contract

Rogers, Robbie - Columbus Crew (MLS)

Alternates

Cervi, Dominic - Out of Contract

Hejduk, Frankie - Columbus Crew (MLS)

McCarty, Dax - FC Dallas (MLS)

Findley, Robbie - Real Salt Lake (MLS)

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Thanks, Steve....I'll have to check that out.

FYI to all......the Americans' next match is Sunday, vs. group B favorite The Netherlands.

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Thanks, Steve....I'll have to check that out.

FYI to all......the Americans' next match is Sunday, vs. group B favorite The Netherlands.

Almost had them beat, but late free kick goal (right under the wall) forced a tie. Still a tie against Nigeria and they're in. Have to do it without Adu and Bradley though.

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Almost had them beat, but late free kick goal (right under the wall) forced a tie. Still a tie against Nigeria and they're in. Have to do it without Adu and Bradley though.

I just saw the highlights (missed the match), Adu's card was tough, but I can see why it was given.

Good to see the Nats finding the back of the net, they're going to need that against the Nigerians.

Watching Austrailia-Argentina now......the Roos (led by Reading's own Adam Federici!) are keeping it tight, but Messi and Riquelme came close once, and the dam is gonna break sometime.

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who scored for USA today?

Sacha Klejstan and Jozy Altidore.

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The American men were eliminated today by the Nigerians, 2-1.

They forced to play almost the entire match with 10 men after defender Michael Orozco was red carded for an elbow three minutes into the match.

Scoring:

NIGERA: Promise Isaac (39'), Victor Obinna (80')

USA: Sacha Klejstan (88') - penalty kick

http://www.nbcolympics.com/soccer/news/new...ed+super+eagles

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