This game will play in Home Depot Center of LA in Oct. 8. The last time US U-20 played against Japan U-20 was in 1999 WC when Japan had the best team of its history with a second place finish. The score was 1-3 with the only one goal scored by a Japanese-American. The current US U-20 had some players who came from the last U-17 who lost to Japan U-17 with 0:1 score. Of course, both of them didn't make through with the other two teams Franch and Nigeria finished one-two in the WC. It was a good gauge to see how much US improved in youth rank with a group match against S. Korea (again!). Any one think US and S. Korea will be in the same Olympic group too? The current US U-20 team is the first team that good athelets will stay in the soccer sport and not leave for NFL/NBA. The team is comprised by college goalkeepers and defenders with professional midfielders and forwards. Which is an improvement from last time when US U-20 lost 0:1 to China with only 5 professional players.