U.S. Youths Earn Opportunity vs. Russia

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Two years ago, Juan Agudelo and Mix Diskerud were given an opportunity, and they ran with it.

With a symphony of vuvuzelas providing the soundtrack in Cape Town, the two youngsters and relative unknowns were given a rare chance to compete with the senior U.S. national team, and they combined for a classy goal in enemy territory.

In the 85th minute, Agudelo played Diskerud forward into the box, and the Norwegian-American flicked the ball back to himself to create space from his defender before finding the return pass to the then-17-year-old Agudelo, who completed his run into the area.

Making his debut with the United States, Agudelo sent a rocket off the outside of his right foot to...

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