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10th anniversary of U.S. World Cup upset against Portugal in South Korea

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

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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