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Without World Cup, U.S. men’s national team goes young for friendly vs. Bolivia

Had the United States qualified for the World Cup, as it had done every four years since 1990, the roster announced Sunday for an upcoming friendly would have been packed with internationally seasoned players preparing for soccer’s ultimate test next month in Russia. Along those lines, interim coach Dave Sarachan named a 22-man roster with an average age of just under 23 for the May 28 match against Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. “As I’ve talked about throughout this process, the theme is to offer opportunity to this younger generation of talented players that have potential down the road with the program,” Sarachan said in a written statement. The group includes Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie, who play regularly in the German Bundesliga, and midfielder Tim Weah, who on Saturday made his first first-team start for French champion Paris Saint-Germain.