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.
Yunus Musah and Valencia finally notched a win to temporarily halt their slide towards relegation, while Luca de la Torre and Celta Vigo were no match for powerhouse Real Madrid.
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.
United States Men’s U-20 National Team head coach Mikey Varas has called 19 players into the final tune-up before the fast-approaching World Cup in Indonesia, giving a clearer picture of how his final roster to be named in under two months will look.
Luca de la Torre and Celta Vigo’s emphatic win over Real Valladolid was only tempered by a late injury for the American, while Yunus Musah and Valencia finally earned their first league win in more than three months.
Luca de la Torre’s efficient outing for Celta Vigo went to waste as they lost late to Atletico, while Yunus Musah and Valencia continued their slide to the bottom with another needless loss.
Luca de la Torre was once again a strong performer for Celta in their road upset over Betis, while Yunus Musah and Valencia inched closer to the relegation spots after a narrow loss at Girona.
The quarterfinal pairings for the Copa del Rey were set, giving Yunus Musah and Valencia a tough, but manageable path to reach the semifinal.
Yunus Musah and Valencia demolished their second-division foes Gijon to land their spot in the final eight, while Luca Koleosho had his first appearance for Espanyol in their Copa loss at Athletic Bilbao.