US soccer starts youth movement after World Cup flop

Josh Sargent recalled when coach John Hackworth greeted the U.S. Under-17s at breakfast in India last month and told players the American national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.

"Everybody thought he was joking," the-17-year-old forward said. "We all like giggled and were like, yeah, OK, what was the score? What really happened? He was like, no, I swear, everything that could have possibly went wrong went wrong, and we're not in qualifying. And everybody was just completely shocked. And I don't think anybody said one word in that breakfast."

Following its Caribbean collapse, the U.S. overhauled its roster for Tuesday's exhibition...