United States men's national under-20 soccer team

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United States Under-20
Nickname(s) Team USA
The Stars and Stripes[1][2]
The Yanks
Association United States
Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach United States Tab Ramos
Asst coach Brian Bliss
Russell Payne
Kasey Keller
FIFA code USA
First colors
Second colors
First international
 Jamaica 1 - 1 United States  (Guatemala City, Guatemala April 2, 1964)
Biggest win
 United States 9 - 0 D.Republic Dominican Republic
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico July 22, 1976)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 7 – 1 United States 
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico, September 30, 1976)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 12 (First in 1989)
Best result Fourth Place 1989

The United States U-20 men's national soccer team is the national under-20 soccer team of the United States of America and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. The highest level of competition in which the team competes is the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.

The United States' best finish came in the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship when the U.S. beat Iraq in the quarterfinal before losing to Nigeria in overtime in the semifinal and Brazil in the third-place match. Steve Snow tied for second in the tournament with three goals.

The U.S. reached the quarterfinals in 1993 but lost to Brazil. After missing out in 1995, the U.S. began a run of six consecutive qualifications in 1997, reaching the second round in five consecutive tournaments. Of those tournaments, the best U.S. performance came in 2003, when the U.S. reached the quarterfinal and led Argentina 1-0 in the final minutes before falling 2-1 in extra time. The U.S. also reached the quarterfinal of the 2007 Cup before losing 2-1 in extra time to Austria.

Major Tournament Results[edit]

CONCACAF U-20 Championship Record[edit]

  • 1976: Third place. Won preliminary round Group 2. Finished 2nd in 2nd round Group A. Lost to Honduras in semifinal. Beat Guatemala for third place.
  • 1978: Second round. Won 1st round Group B. Finished 4th in 2nd round Group A.
  • 1980: Second place. Won 1st round New Jersey Group. Beat Bermuda in quarterfinal. Beat Honduras on penalties in semifinal. Lost to Mexico in final.
  • 1982: Second place. Won 1st round Group A. Won 2nd round Group A. Beat Guatemala in semifinal. Lost to Honduras in final. Qualified when Honduras was disqualified.
  • 1984: Fourth place. Finished 2nd in 1st round Group 2. Finished 2nd in 2nd round Group A. Lost to Mexico in semifinal. Lost to El Salvador for third place.
  • 1986: Second place. Won Group B. Finished 2nd in final group.
  • 1988: Third place. Finished 2nd in Group 1. Finished third in final group. Qualified when Mexico was disqualified.
  • 1990: Third place. Won Group 3. Finished third in final group.
  • 1992: Second place. Won Group C. Finished second in final group.
  • 1994: First round. Finished second in Group C.
  • 1996: Third place. Won Group 2. Finished third in final round.
  • 1998:† Qualified. Won Group B.
  • 2001:† Qualified. Finished 2nd in Group 1.
  • 2003:† Qualified. Finished 2nd in Group B.
  • 2005:† Qualified. Won Group A.
  • 2007:† Qualified. Won Group A.
  • 2009: Runner-up and qualified to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished first in Group 1, ahead of Honduras, Jamaica, and El Salvador. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in a penalty shootout, 4–3, after a scoreless, 120-minute, regulation draw in the semifinals. In the finals the US team lost by a score of 3–0 to Costa Rica.
  • 2011: Quarterfinal. Did not qualify for World Cup.
  • 2013: Runner-up and qualified to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Won Group A. In the finals the US team lost by a score of 3–1 to Mexico in extra time.

The tournament was played with a two-group, qualification format from 1998–2007. There was no championship round.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 8
Mexico 1983 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Fourth Place 6 2 1 3 7 9
Portugal 1991 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1993 Quarter-final 4 1 1 2 8 6
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 2 6
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 7 7
Argentina 2001 Round of 16 4 1 1 1 5 5
United Arab Emirates 2003 Quarter-final 5 3 0 2 9 6
Netherlands 2005 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 4 4
Canada 2007 Quarter-final 5 3 1 1 12 6
Egypt 2009 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 7
Colombia 2011 Did Not Qualify
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 9
Total Fourth Place 52 18 6 25 67 81

Current Cycle Results and Fixtures[edit]

2013[edit]

Further information: 2013 in American soccer

2014[edit]

Further information: 2014 in American soccer

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos has named 21 players to the roster for the NTC Tournament in Carson, CA July 14-18, 2014.

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Santiago Castano (1995-04-14) April 14, 1995 (age 19) United States New York Red Bulls
1GK Zack Steffen (1995-06-02) June 2, 1995 (age 19) United States Maryland
2DF Michael Amick (1995-04-03) April 3, 1995 (age 19) United States UCLA
2DF Conor Donovan (1996-01-08) January 8, 1996 (age 18) United States NC State
2DF Shaquell Moore (1996-11-02) November 2, 1996 (age 17) United States FC Dallas Academy
2DF Chris Odoi-Atsem (1995-05-28) May 28, 1995 (age 19) United States Maryland
2DF John Requejo, Jr. (1996-05-23) May 23, 1996 (age 18) Mexico Tijuana
2DF Caleb Smith (1996-10-15) October 15, 1996 (age 17) United States Solar Chelsea SC
2DF Jesus Vazquez (1995-03-22) March 22, 1995 (age 19) Mexico UANL
3MF Fernando Arce, Jr. (1996-11-27) November 27, 1996 (age 17) Mexico Tijuana
3MF Russell Canouse (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 19) Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
3MF Marco Delgado (1995-05-16) May 16, 1995 (age 19) United States Chivas USA
3MF Romain Gall (1995-01-31) January 31, 1995 (age 19) France Lorient
3MF Lynden Gooch (1995-12-24) December 24, 1995 (age 18) England Sunderland
3MF Jacori Hayes (1995-06-29) June 29, 1995 (age 19) United States Wake Forest
3MF Tommy Thompson (1995-08-15) August 15, 1995 (age 18) United States San Jose Earthquakes
4FW Paul Arriola (1995-02-05) February 5, 1995 (age 19) Mexico Tijuana
4FW Bradford Jamieson IV (1996-11-18) November 18, 1996 (age 17) United States LA Galaxy
4FW Benji Lopez (1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 19) United States Real Salt Lake
4FW Andrija Novakovich (1996-09-21) September 21, 1996 (age 17) England Reading
4FW Zach Pfeffer (1995-01-06) January 6, 1995 (age 19) United States Philadelphia Union

Previous Call Ups[edit]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Jeff Caldwell (1996-02-20) February 20, 1996 (age 18) United States Virginia
1GK Ethan Horvath (1995-06-09) June 9, 1995 (age 19) Norway Molde
1GK Evan Louro (1996-01-19) January 19, 1996 (age 18) United States Michigan
2DF Sulaiman Dainkeh (1995-06-01) June 1, 1995 (age 19) United States Maryland
2DF Caleb Duvernay (1996-07-24) July 24, 1996 (age 18) United States NC State
2DF Matias Fracchia (1995-09-21) September 21, 1995 (age 18) United States NC State
2DF Trevor Haberkorn (1995-05-02) May 2, 1995 (age 19) United States California
2DF Grant Lillard (1995-12-05) December 5, 1995 (age 18) United States Indiana
2DF Jalen Markey (1995-03-27) March 27, 1995 (age 19) United States Oregon State
2DF Luis Martir (1995-04-24) April 24, 1995 (age 19) Mexico Guadalajara
2DF Matt Miazga (1995-07-19) July 19, 1995 (age 19) United States New York Red Bulls
2DF Erik Palmer-Brown (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 17) United States Sporting Kansas City
2DF Miguel Polley (1995-04-27) April 27, 1995 (age 19) United States Temple
2DF Kris Reaves (1995-10-11) October 11, 1995 (age 18) United States Wake Forest
2DF Robert Sagel (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 (age 19) United States Temple
2DF Travis Wannemuehler (1995-03-31) March 31, 1995 (age 19) United States NC State
3MF Kellyn Acosta (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 19) United States FC Dallas
3MF Corey Baird (1996-01-30) January 30, 1996 (age 18) United States Stanford
3MF Arun Basuljevic (1995-12-17) December 17, 1995 (age 18) United States Georgetown
3MF Luis Felipe (1996-01-29) January 29, 1996 (age 18) Brazil Cruzeiro
3MF Junior Flores (1996-03-26) March 26, 1996 (age 18) Germany Borussia Dortmund
3MF Ian Harkes (1995-03-30) March 30, 1995 (age 19) United States Wake Forest
3MF Emerson Hyndman (1996-04-09) April 9, 1996 (age 18) England Fulham
3MF Brian Iloski (1995-09-04) September 4, 1995 (age 18) United States UCLA
3MF Christopher Lema (1996-08-05) August 5, 1996 (age 17) United States Georgetown
3MF Eric Lickert (1995-07-04) July 4, 1995 (age 19) Germany SpVgg Unterhaching
3MF Saalih Muhammad (1995-08-25) August 25, 1995 (age 18) United States Portland Timbers Academy
3MF Alex Muyl (1995-09-30) September 30, 1995 (age 18) United States Georgetown
3MF Adam Najem (1995-01-19) January 19, 1995 (age 19) United States Akron
3MF Herbert Robinson (1996-04-10) April 10, 1996 (age 18) Mexico Santos Laguna
3MF Cristian Roldan (1995-06-03) June 3, 1995 (age 19) United States Washington
3MF Jake Rozhansky (1996-07-04) July 4, 1996 (age 18) United States Virginia
3MF Kristian Scott (1995-05-23) May 23, 1995 (age 19) Wales Swansea City
3MF Joel Soñora (1996-09-15) September 15, 1996 (age 17) Argentina Boca Juniors
3MF Omar Thompson (1995-07-16) July 16, 1995 (age 19) unattached
4FW Jordan Allen (1995-04-25) April 25, 1995 (age 19) United States Real Salt Lake
4FW Kainoa Bailey (1995-08-02) August 2, 1995 (age 18) Germany Bayer Leverkusen
4FW Louis Bennett (1995-05-19) May 19, 1995 (age 19) United States Marquette
4FW Andrew Brody (1995-05-03) May 3, 1995 (age 19) United States Louisville
4FW Ricardo Lopez-Espin (1995-12-02) December 2, 1995 (age 18) United States Creighton
4FW Amando Moreno (1995-09-10) September 10, 1995 (age 18) Mexico Tijuana
4FW Rubio Rubin (1996-03-01) March 1, 1996 (age 18) Netherlands Utrecht
4FW Ahinga Selemani (1996-03-01) March 1, 1996 (age 18) United States Michigan
4FW Ben Spencer (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 19) United States Indy Eleven
4FW Jaime Villarreal (1995-06-23) June 23, 1995 (age 19) United States Los Angeles Galaxy Academy
4FW Alan Winn (1996-02-18) February 18, 1996 (age 18) United States North Carolina

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Newsweek". Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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