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Rebuilding begins now for U.S. Soccer after World Cup qualifying stumble

Rebuilding begins now for U.S. Soccer after World Cup qualifying stumble

The future begins now for U.S. Soccer, which has called up a young, inexperienced team for its final game of the year against third-ranked Portugal on Nov. 14.

The 21-man roster assembled by interim coach Dave Sarachan includes 12 players who are younger than 25 and five who are looking for their first international caps. Just five others were on the team that lost to Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying last month, knocking the U.S. out of the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

A dozen players compete for clubs abroad — six in England, two in Germany and one each from teams in Belgium, Denmark, Mexico and the Netherlands. Eight others come off MLS teams but...

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