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U.S. finally has hope in Sargent, Weah and Amon, but youngsters need time

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Building for the future often means navigating through the ups and downs of the present. Such was the case for the U.S. attack in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Peru.

Caretaker manager Dave Sarachan opted to start three teenagers in offensive positions -- Jonathan Amon, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah -- and each of them showed flashes of the kind of ability that has the U.S. fan base, still emotionally scarred from last year's World Cup qualifying failure, clamoring for more.

Amon,...

Disappointing Peru draw a 'big picture' win for the United States - Dave Sarachan

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- United States caretaker manager Dave Sarachan expressed disappointment over this team's 1-1 draw with Peru, but also acknowledged that his youthful side competed well against La Blanquirroja.

Chances were scarce for both sides in the first half, though it was Peru that had the vast majority of possession. But a sharper U.S. team emerged after half-time, and Josh Sargent put the home side ahead in the 49th minute when his deflected effort from Kellyn Acosta's free kick snuck...

USMNT's Josh Sargent 8/10, shows promise in partnership with Tim Weah

Josh Sargent got the U.S. off and running with his second international goal, but a second-half surge from Peru saw them snatch a late draw.

A young U.S. men's national team nearly managed a victory against a talented Peru team in East Hartford, Connecticut, only to see a late goal from the South Americans ruin the party and push the game to a 1-1 draw.

Positives

Despite their youth, the Americans seemed intent on engaging the Peruvians whenever possible. The defending from the backline was solid, with good communication between goalkeeper Brad Guzan and center backs Aaron Long and Cameron Carter-Vickers. The attacking duo of Josh Sargent...