It's pretty easy to overlook the youth movement on the U.S. national team. With veterans who seem like they've been on the national team forever -- the likes of Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Steve Cherundolo -- still leading the way, and younger players such as Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley who have become national team veterans themselves, the U.S. sometimes looks like a wholly veteran squad.
But in his brief tenure in charge, Jurgen Klinsmann has gone some distance to ensure the inclusion of the next generation of U.S. stars. While playing time has been scarce for many young players, Klinsmann has included many in his World Cup qualifying rosters in the name of experience and depth.
That's starting to pay off, as players like Joe Corona and Terrence Boyd return to their clubs with the confidence of being U.S. national team players. And the youth ranks are gradually expanding -- 21-year-old Josh Gatt was set to join the group for this week's qualifiers before pulling out late with an injury picked up in his club match on Sunday.
With the young depth building and veterans experiencing occasional setbacks to injury or in form, the chances will eventually come for the young players. In fact, for some the chance could come as soon as this week. Let's take a look at where the younger part of the latest qualifying roster might help out in the upcoming home-and-home against Jamaica.
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