"Every process has been extremely difficult. Every process we were on the verge of elimination at some point. And so I expect this to be exactly the same. If I were to start looking into the second
round now, it would certainly be a formula for not being in the second round."
-- Head coach Tab Ramos
, who begins his fourth Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament with the
USA on Thursday against Puerto Rico. He will be without many of his first-line players for a marathon tournament Concacaf has devised to expand competitive opportunities for all its members. (USSoccer.com