The future of the United States men's national team is on display in Sarasota, Fla., as the U.S. Under-17 national team takes on France on the opening match of the 2011 Nike International Friendlies (5 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel).
The match is the first of three for the U.S. U-17s, who will face Turkey on Friday before wrapping up play against Brazil on Sunday.
Coach Wilmer Cabrera has a 20-man roster at his disposal for the tournament, with 16 of those players coming from Development Academy clubs. Here's a more detailed look at the roster from U.S. Soccer, along with an interview with Cabrera in which he talks about the next wave of U.S. talent.
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