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The United States men’s national team takes its first bows after its epic World Cup qualifying collapse with a young team in Portugal on Tuesday.

The total of 165 caps between the 11 is betrayed by the knowledge that six players have three or less.

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Teenagers Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls) and Weston McKennie (Schalke) get their first caps, and both Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas) and Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan to Sheffield United) could join them with initial caps as substitute.

Sapong, of course, isn’t young. The soon-to-be 29-year-old gets his first cap in an attack with Juan Agudelo, who is truly just 24.

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Portugal: Beto, Semedo, Pepe, Antunes, Guedes, Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Fernandes, Bruma, Gelson Martins, Ricard Ferreira.

USMNT: Horvath, Yedlin, Miazga, Brooks, Adams, Lichaj, Williams, McKennie, Acosta, Agudelo, Sapong. Subs: Hamid, Jesse Gonzalez, Ream, Rowe, Bedoya, Dwyer, Carter-Vickers, Gooch, Villafaña.