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Young center backs on U.S. soccer team have a big responsibility

Young center backs on U.S. soccer team have a big responsibility

Before last year, Matt Besler had never played a game for the U.S. soccer team. And when he finally earned his first start, he played next to the Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, who was making only his third international appearance. Now 14 months and 26 combined caps later, both could be starting in Brazil in June, becoming the two most inexperienced center backs to play in a World Cup opener for the U.S. since 1950. That's news Gonzalez greets with a smile and a shrug. "I guess it's kind of cool. Stats are obviously cool, right?" he said. "As far as it meaning anything, I don't think it does. Every game we treat the same way and it's just another...

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