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HOUSTON - OCTOBER 23: Danny Cruz #5 of the Houston Dynamo races up the sidelines to catch up with the ball as he pursued by Michael Stephens #26 of the Los Angeles Galaxy at Robertson Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The U-23 United States soccer team finalized it's roster Tuesday for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament, with the LA Galaxy's Michael Stephens making the final cut. This U-23 squad will take part in CONCACAF Group A, whose games are being played at LP Field in Nashville. The US will take on Cuba on Friday, with the game broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Canada and El Salvador complete the group.

Galaxy's Stephens, Chivas' Villafana named to U.S. soccer - latimes.com
Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens and defender Jorge Villafana of Chivas USA both made the final cut for the U-23 U.S. soccer squad Tuesday, two days before the team opens play in the CONCACAF Olympic Trials in Nashville.

The top two teams from each group will move on the knockout stages at Livestrong Park in Kansas City. The two teams that make the final will move on to the Olympics in London. The US and Mexico are the favorites to move on.

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