CricInfo title UC San Francisco, UCLA, USC and Cal still have a shot at making the NCAA tournament article Crikey.co.nz – The US Men’s National Team will take on the defending champions, the US Soccer Development Academy, on Friday at 7:00 pm local time (8:00 am NZT).
The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Here’s the rundown: The US will have a strong team on the field, with players from three schools – UC San Jose, UCLA and USC – all competing in the tournament.
The team is expected to play a more advanced style than in past years, with a 3-4-3 formation, with an attacking midfielder and attacking wide players as well as a winger, and the forward line as well.
This season the US will start the tournament in a three-team tournament, with three groups of six, with the first group of six progressing to the knockout stage.
With the USMNT having won a quarter of the matches in the group stage, the group of 6 will be seeded into the knockout stages.
It is expected that the first-place team will advance to the next round of qualifying, with one of the remaining three groups progressing to face the seeded second-place squad, who will face off against the second-placed team.
USMNT players will be the focus of the tournament, as their participation in the international competition will help the development of US soccer and help the players grow as players.
For more details on the US Men to take on Argentina, here’s the US’s official announcement: US Men vs Argentina: The USMN kicks off against Argentina at 4pm ET (10am NZT) on Saturday.
AUS fans can follow the action live on Twitter by following @USMnatic and @USNTDPL.
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