January camp focuses on next generation 

December, 23, 2010

There no doubt will be a few faces at the L.A. January camp who make appearances on the summer's Gold Cup roster. But the first national team gathering of 2011 isn't just about 2011.

This year's version of "Camp Cupcake" also is an early audition for spots on the 2012 Olympic team.

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Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.