Ten years ago today, the U.S. national team began its 2002 World Cup odyssey with a 3-2 upset over group favorite Portugal in Suwon, South Korea. The lineups/scoring summary is here.
Watch the video (they all look so young — and with lots of hair):
Where are the starters now?
Brad Friedel: No. 1 keeper for Tottenham Hotspur
Frankie Hejduk: retired this spring, works in Columbus front office
Pablo Mastroeni: plays for Colorado, sidelined by concussion issues
John O’Brien: Injuries forced premature retirement in 2008
Earnie Stewart: executive at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar
Jeff Agoos: MLS technical director
DaMarcus Beasley: regular starter for Mexican club Puebla
Brian McBride: retired in 2010
Landon Donovan: stars for Los Angeles Galaxy, national team
Tony Sanneh: executive director of Sanneh Foundation
Eddie Pope: director of player relations for MLS players’ union