FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – While still smarting from last month’s failed World Cup qualifying campaign, Tuesday afternoon’s friendly against third-ranked Portugal will give the U.S. Men’s National Team a much-needed glimpse at the future of the program.
New England Revolution standouts Juan Agudelo and Kelyn Rowe hope to play significant roles in that future, and they both feature on the 21-man squad that will visit Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria. Remarkably, Agudelo (24) and Rowe (25) are two of the more senior players on a roster that features 12 players aged 24 or younger, including a trio of teenagers in their first USMNT camp.
Agudelo and Rowe were both part of the U.S. team that lifted the CONCACAF Gold Cup this past summer, with Agudelo featuring throughout the tournament and Rowe taking part in the group stage. Agudelo has amassed 26 caps since debuting with the USMNT seven years ago, while Rowe has featured three times after making his senior debut at the Gold Cup.
Coverage begins at 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon on FS1, UDN and UniMas.