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U-20 World Cup: How has the tournament helped blood the current crop of USMNTers?

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Do results at the U-20 World Cup matter? Yes and no. The more pertinent goal, of course, is blooding players that go on to impact the senior roster.

With that in mind, we've combed through the previous six U-20 World Cup rosters – those which boast a member of Jurgen Klinsmann's current squad – to measure their impact on the USMNT. Players in bold have received at least one senior cap.

Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Which players from the 2013 squad will go on to play for the full USMNT?

Nigeria 1999

Record and finish: 2-0-2, 11th place

Players capped by USMNT: 10

Current USMNT roster: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Tim Howard (Everton)

Rest of the squad: John Thorrington, Nick Garcia, Danny Califf, Rusty Pierce, Steve Cherundolo, Nick Downing, Lee Morrison, Ryan Futagaki, Chris Albright, Francisco Gomez, Shaun Tsakiris, Carlos Bocanegra, Matt Goldsmith, Taylor Twellman, Cory Gibbs, Jamar Beasley

Argentina 2001

Record and finish: 1-1-2, 13th place

Players capped by USMNT: 10

Current USMNT roster: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)

Rest of the squad: D.J. Countess, Philip Salyer, Oguchi Onyewu, Nelson Akwari, Alex Yi, Kelly Gray, Alecko Eskandarian, Landon Donovan, Bobby Convey, Ricky Lewis, Kyle Martino, Kenny Arena, Brian Carroll, Conor Casey, Edson Buddle, Doug Warren

United Arab Emirites 2003

Record and finish: 3-0-2, 5th place

Players capped by USMNT: 9

Current USMNT roster: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur)

Rest of the squad: Steve Cronin, Zak Whitbread, Justin Mapp, Chad Marshall, Ryan Cochrane, Jordan Stone, C.J. Klaas, Santino Quaranta, Bobby Convey, Ricardo Clark, Freddy Adu, Mike Magee, David Johnson, Drew Moor, Knox Cameron, Ford Williams, Ned Grabavoy, Jordan Harvey

Netherlands 2005

Record and finish: 2-1-1, 11th place

Players capped by USMNT: 10

Current USMNT roster: Sasha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)

Rest of the squad: Quentin Westberg, Marvell Wynne, Jonathan Spector, Nathan Sturgis, Patrick Ianni, Greg Dalby, Benny Feilhaber, Chad Barrett, Eddie Gaven, Freddy Adu, Will John, Jacob Peterson, Lee Nguyen, Hunter Freeman, Michael Harrington, Andrew Kartunen, Sammy Ochoa, Danny Szetela, Justin Hughes

Canada 2007

Record and finish: 3-1-1, 7th place

Players capped by USMNT: 9

Current USMNT roster: Michael Bradley (AS Roma), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)

Rest of the squad: Chris Seitz, Tim Ward, Bryan Arguez, Amaechi Igwe, Nathan Sturgis, Danny Szetela, Robbie Rogers, Preston Zimmerman, Dax McCarty, Freddy Adu, Ofori Sarkodie, Anthony Wallace, Sal Zizzo, Julian Valentin, Gabriel Ferrari, Brian Perk, Tony Beltran, Andre Akpan, Stephen Sandbo

Egypt 2009

Record and finish: 1-0-2, 17th place

Players capped by USMNT: 4

Current USMNT roster: Brek Shea (Stoke City)

Rest of the squad: Sean Johnson, Gale Agbossoumonde, Dillon Powers, Sheanon Williams, Danny Cruz, Kyle Davies, Tony Taylor, Jared Jeffrey, Peri Marosevic, Dilly Duka, Mikkel Diskerud, Aaron Maund, Brian Perk, Gerson Mayen, Brian Ownby, Ike Opara, Bryan Arguez, Josh Lambo, Jorge Flores, Michael Stephens