U.S. U-23s Blank Atlanta Silverbacks in Final Tuneup Before Olympic Qualifying

The U.S. U-23 national team opens the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament with a match against Cuba on Thursday (9:00 ET, Universal Sports Network, Telemundo), and yesterday, they wrapped up their preparation with a scrimmage against NASL side Atlanta Silverbacks in Nashville.

The Olympic hopefuls got two goals from FC Dallas winger Brek Shea and one from LA Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens en route to a 3-0 win.

Here’s some postgame commentary from Montreal Impact defender Zarek Valentin and Houston Dynamo wingback Kofie Sarkodie, along with some highlights. Note Mainz midfielder Jared Jeffrey’s extremely sweet feet at the 1:17 mark:

U.S. coach Caleb Porter will name his final qualifying roster today.


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