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Two Sounders start for United States U20s in Germany tournament

Victor Mansaray and academy player Nicholas Hinds started in an 8-1 defeat by their German hosts.

There is a United States youth team currently playing a tournament in Germany, but you wouldn't know it from the US Soccer website or twitter feeds. Luckily, the internet exists, and a roster for the opening US game against Germany in Stuttgart was made available via the old-fashioned printed page. Sounders FC forward Victor Mansaray and Academy defender Nicholas Hinds were in the starting lineup:

If that causes too much squinting, here's something a little easier on the eyes:

The Mercedez-Benz Elite Cup match ended in a lopsided 8-1 loss at Gazi Stadion for the US. Sub Eryk Williamson scored the only goal, though not before a result for the Yanks was far out of the question.

Both Hinds and Mansaray (along with fellow Sounder Pablo Pelaez) were also called up by Tab Ramos to the 23-man U20 roster that played games in Serbia and France in September.

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