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Learning from Copa America: U.S. Soccer Heads to Olympics with Experience in Mind

The United States men’s soccer team is gearing up for the Olympics with a lesson learned from their Copa America exit. After Tim Weah’s red card led to their early exit, likely captain Walker Zimmerman emphasized the importance of avoiding similar mistakes in the upcoming tournament. Zimmerman, along with defenders Miles Robinson and midfielder Djordje Mihailovic, will serve as the overage players on the 18-man roster for the U.S. Olympic team.

With Olympic soccer limiting participation to players under the age of 23, the addition of three overage players brings experience and leadership to the team. Zimmerman highlighted the need to focus on key moments and avoid unnecessary errors that could cost them a chance at success in the tournament.

The U.S. men’s team will face tough competition in their group stage matches against France, New Zealand, and Guinea. With 15 players having previous experience with the senior national team, the team is aiming to make a mark in the Olympics after a lengthy absence from the competition.

The roster includes players from various leagues, with a mix of MLS, Premier League, Bundesliga, and other top leagues represented. The team is determined to make the most of their opportunity and showcase their talent on the international stage.

As they prepare for the Olympics, the U.S. men’s soccer team is ready to face the competition head-on and strive for success in Tokyo. With a roster full of talented players and experienced leadership, they are set to make a strong impression in the tournament.

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