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USA-Brazil

Freddy Adu and his U.S. mates were placed in Group D for this summer's Under-20 World Cup in Canada with South Korea, Poland and some South American team called Brazil. The first two matches will be in Montreal, the third in Ottawa. If you're looking for an easy soccer vacation to see some quality futbol, this is the one for you.

Here's Coach Thomas Rongen's take:

"Anytime you go to a World Cup and you're drawn with Brazil it's exciting. For us to go out and measure ourselves against the best in the world is what this Under-20 competition is all about. With Poland and South Korea complementing Brazil we have a very interesting and tough group, but saying that, all 24 teams at this stage deserve to be there so there are no easy games."

And Freddy...

"I think we obviously have a hard group but I'm excited about this opportunity. We are going to find out how good we are playing against these teams and if we play well enough to get out of the group we will be well prepared for the second round because all three games are going to be tough. Brazil always has one of the best teams in every age group and it's a great opportunity for us to show we can play against the best in the world on the world stage. People are going to be watching and it is going to be a great atmosphere I'm sure. I'm looking forward to it."

Here's the full draw...

By Steve Goff  |  March 3, 2007; 7:49 PM ET
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