The United States Under-20 National Team has reached the quarterfinals of the 2019 Under-20 World Cup after a thrilling, come-from-behind 3-2 win over heavily favored France. Up next for head coach Tab Ramos' squad is a quarterfinal clash with Ecuador on Saturday. After four games played in Poland, here is a breakdown of how each of the Yanks have fared so far in the tournament.
Players leading the way
Sebastian Soto, FW: What more could be said about Soto? He's the leading scorer on the squad...
The United States was knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup in the quarterfinals for the third straight tournament, losing to Ecuador 2-1 Saturday at Gdynia, Poland.
Jhon Espinoza scored the tie-breaking goal in the 43rd minute for Ecuador, which next plays South Korea or Senegal on Tuesday. Italy meets Ukraine in the other semifinal.
Jose Cifuentes put Ecuador ahead in the 30th minute and Tim Weah tied the score in the 36th.
The U.S. lost to Serbia on penalty kicks in the 2015 quarterfinal and...
Hannover 96 are in danger of failing to re-sign U.S. U20 national team players Sebastian Soto and Chris Gloster, a source has told ESPN FC.
Both players have excelled during the current Under-20 World Cup being held in Poland. Gloster has looked sharp on both sides of the ball as the team's left-back, while Soto has scored four goals during the tournament, including a brace in the Americans 3-2 round-of-16 victory over pre-tournament favorites France.
Sebastian Soto scored twice to fire the United States into the U20 World Cup quarterfinals with a shock 3-2 win against France on Tuesday.
The U.S. started brightly with Soto slotting home the game's opener on a counter-attack, curling a shot around goalkeeper Alban Lafont after Richard Ledezma sprang him behind the France defense with a perfect through ball.
However, tournament favorites France struck back just before half-time with a counter-attack of their own, Amine Gouiri beating...