Three thoughts on the U23 MNT in Toulon

Three thoughts on the U23 MNT in Toulon
by Travis Clark
June 8, 2015

The U.S. Under 23 Men’s National Team wrapped up a two-week trip to France over the weekend, defeating England 2-1 with a pair of penalty kicks on Sunday in the third place game.

Overall, through five games in France, the United States posted a 3-2-0 record with performances that were all over the map. Part of that was due to the nature of the roster, as a number of players received call-ups despite their club status being less than ideal. The U.S. sandwiched a decent 3-1 win against Dutch side between paltry losses against France and Costa Rica, before wrapping up group play with a 1-0 defat of Qatar.

Needing fortune on the final day, a 4-0 French win against the Netherlands secured the U.S. a place in the third place game, where they defeated England.

Here are three things learned from the tournament.

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