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In CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, task is twofold for U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann

In CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, task is twofold for U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann

Juergen Klinsmann faces two challenges in World Cup qualifying. The coach needs to put the U.S. national team on the path to qualify for the World Cup while fielding a younger team with an eye toward Russia 2018.

He did both last week, giving six players their qualifying debuts while ended a three-game losing streak with a decisive win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Whether that proves to be an exception or the start of a trend will be known Tuesday when the Americans return to the semifinal round of qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain (3:25 p.m. PST, beIN Sports, NBC Universo).

"Those are the experiences that our younger players need," said...

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