The United States U-20 squad were made to work for their lunch in their second Group B game against Fiji on Tuesday night, but were eventually able to feast, with a platter of second-half goals served up by Diego Luna, Cade Cowell and Caleb Wiley.
With the dust settled on the nail-biting win by the US U-20 squad over Ecuador, we take a closer look at how it all went down, the context of some of the key plays within the flow of the game, and what it means for the team going forward.
Jonathan Gomez was the hero for the Americans in their U-20 World Cup opener against Ecuador, with the makeshift midfielder’s injury-time goal netting the team the three points in a perfect start.
The final 21-man roster for the upcoming U-20 World Cup in Argentina was announced by US Soccer, balancing an experience-heavy group of players while still missing several key contributors for various reasons.
A heavily-rotated U-20 MNT squad conceded four goals to England on Saturday, however an improved performance on the attacking end on Saturday saw Kevin Paredes and Owen Wolff also net for the Americans in Marbella, Spain.
The first of three friendly games for the American U-20 squad in their ongoing Marbella camp was a rough one, as they were soundly beaten by their French counterparts on Wednesday afternoon.
It was another easy win for the American kids, as they rolled over Nicaragua in in the CONCACAF U-20 round of 16, setting up a critical quarterfinal against Costa Rica.
Since we at YA wrote about the recently completed games of the Revelations Cup taking place in Celaya, Mexico, we thought it would be a good idea to take a quick look at what, if anything we can take out of the performance.