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
AssociationUnited States
Soccer Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachTab Ramos
FIFA codeUSA
First colors
Second colors
First international
 Jamaica 1–1 United States 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; April 2, 1964)
Biggest win
 United States 13–0  U.S. Virgin Islands
(Bradenton, United States; November 3, 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 7–1 United States 
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico; September 30, 1976)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1981)
Best resultFourth Place 1989
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
Appearances23 (first in 1964)
Best resultWinner Gold medal icon.svg : 2017, 2018

The United States under-20 men's national soccer team 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 U.S. 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 U.S. team lost by a score of 3–1 to Mexico in extra time.
  • 2015: Tied for third and qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished second in Group A. Defeated El Salvador 2–0 in the playoff stage.
  • 2017: Champion and qualified to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished second in Group B. Won Classification Stage Group D. They defeated Honduras in a penalty shootout, 5–3, after a scoreless, 90-minute, regulation draw in the finals.
  • 2018: Champion and qualified to the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished first in Group A. Won Classification Stage Group G. They defeated Mexico 2–0 in the finals.

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 Position Pld W D L GF GA
Tunisia 1977 Did Not Qualify
Japan 1979
Australia 1981 Group Stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 8
Mexico 1983 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 5
Soviet Union 1985 Did Not Qualify
Chile 1987 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 2 3
Saudi Arabia 1989 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 1 3 7 9
Portugal 1991 Did Not Qualify
Australia 1993 Quarter-final 8th 4 1 1 2 8 6
Qatar 1995 Did Not Qualify
Malaysia 1997 Round of 16 15th 4 1 0 3 2 6
Nigeria 1999 Round of 16 11th 4 2 0 2 7 7
Argentina 2001 Round of 16 13th 4 1 1 1 5 5
United Arab Emirates 2003 Quarter-final 5th 5 3 0 2 9 6
Netherlands 2005 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4
Canada 2007 Quarter-final 7th 5 3 1 1 12 6
Egypt 2009 Group Stage 18th 3 1 0 2 4 7
Colombia 2011 Did Not Qualify
Turkey 2013 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 3 9
New Zealand 2015 Quarter-final 7th 5 3 1 1 7 4
South Korea 2017 Quarter-final 6th 5 2 2 1 12 6
Poland 2019 Qualified
Total 16/22 0 titles 56 21 8 27 74 85

Honors[edit]

Current cycle results and fixtures[edit]

2018[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship from November 1–21 in Bradenton, Florida.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Brady Scott (1999-06-30) June 30, 1999 (age 19) Germany 1. FC Köln
2 2DF Jaylin Lindsey (2000-03-27) March 27, 2000 (age 18) United States Sporting Kansas City
3 2DF Chris Gloster (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 18) Germany Hannover 96
4 2DF Mark McKenzie (1999-02-25) February 25, 1999 (age 19) United States Philadelphia Union
5 2DF Matthew Real (1999-07-10) July 10, 1999 (age 19) United States Philadelphia Union
6 3MF Brandon Servania (1999-03-12) March 12, 1999 (age 19) United States FC Dallas
7 3MF Juan Pablo Torres (1999-07-26) July 26, 1999 (age 19) Belgium Lokeren
8 3MF Alex Mendez (2000-09-06) September 6, 2000 (age 18) Germany SC Freiburg
9 4FW Justin Rennicks (1999-03-20) March 20, 1999 (age 19) United States Indiana Hoosiers
10 3MF Paxton Pomykal (1999-12-17) December 17, 1999 (age 18) United States FC Dallas
11 4FW Ulysses Llanez (2001-04-02) April 2, 2001 (age 17) Unattached
12 1GK David Ochoa (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 (age 17) United States Real Salt Lake
14 2DF Emanuel Perez (1999-02-19) February 19, 1999 (age 19) United States NC State Wolfpack
16 2DF Julian Araujo (2001-08-13) August 13, 2001 (age 17) United States LA Galaxy
17 4FW Ayo Akinola (2000-01-20) January 20, 2000 (age 18) Canada Toronto FC
19 2DF Sam Rogers (1999-05-17) May 17, 1999 (age 19) United States Seattle Sounders
20 3MF Frankie Amaya (2000-09-26) September 26, 2000 (age 18) United States UCLA Bruins
22 2DF Sergino Dest (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 18) Netherlands Ajax
23 4FW Sebastian Soto (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 18) Germany Hannover 96
26 2DF Chris Richards (2000-03-28) March 28, 2000 (age 18) Germany Bayern Munich

Previous call ups[edit]

The following players have previously been called up to the United States under-20 squad and remain eligible. Names in bold denote players who have been capped for the senior team.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK C.J. dos Santos (2000-08-24) August 24, 2000 (age 18) Portugal Benfica 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, not released
GK Justin Garces (2000-08-23) August 23, 2000 (age 18) United States UCLA Bruins North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
GK George Marks (1999-11-10) November 10, 1999 (age 19) United States Clemson Tigers North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
GK Trey Muse (1999-07-26) July 26, 1999 (age 19) United States Indiana Hoosiers North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
GK Seth Stiebel (1999-01-27) January 27, 1999 (age 19) United States Saint Louis Billikens Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
GK Phillip Ejimadu (1999-08-31) August 31, 1999 (age 19) Brazil Nacional v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018
GK Eric Lopez (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 19) United States LA Galaxy YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018

DF Lennard Maloney (1999-10-08) October 8, 1999 (age 19) Germany Union Berlin U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
DF Sam Vines (1999-05-31) May 31, 1999 (age 19) United States Colorado Rapids U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
DF Aedan Stanley (1999-12-13) December 13, 1999 (age 19) United States Duke Blue Devils North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
DF Glademir Mendoza (1999-10-04) October 4, 1999 (age 19) United States New Mexico Lobos Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
DF Angel Uribe (1999-03-30) March 30, 1999 (age 19) Mexico Dorados de Sinaloa Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
DF Jake Morris (1999-03-03) March 3, 1999 (age 19) United States Seattle Sounders v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018
DF Gideon Davis (1999-08-17) August 17, 1999 (age 19) United States Denver Pioneers YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
DF Jack Maher (1999-10-28) October 28, 1999 (age 19) United States Indiana Hoosiers YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
DF James Sands (2000-07-06) July 6, 2000 (age 18) United States New York City FC YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
DF Carson Vom Steeg (1999-02-01) February 1, 1999 (age 19) United States UCSB Gauchos YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018

MF Isaac Angking (2000-01-24) January 24, 2000 (age 18) United States New England Revolution 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
MF Anthony Fontana (1999-10-14) October 14, 1999 (age 19) United States Philadelphia Union 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
MF Christian Cappis (1999-08-13) August 13, 1999 (age 19) Denmark Hobro IK U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
MF Andrew Carleton (2000-06-22) June 22, 2000 (age 18) United States Atlanta United U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
MF Andres Jimenez (2000-03-04) March 4, 2000 (age 18) Colombia Envigado U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
MF Taylor Booth (2001-05-31) May 31, 2001 (age 17) Unattached North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
MF Chris Goslin (2000-05-12) May 12, 2000 (age 18) United States Atlanta United North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
MF Richie Ledezma (2000-09-06) September 6, 2000 (age 18) United States Real Monarchs North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
MF Aristotle Zarris (1999-10-06) October 6, 1999 (age 19) United States Wake Forest Demon Deacons North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
MF Sean Zawadzki (2000-04-21) April 21, 2000 (age 18) United States Georgetown Hoyas North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
MF Jose Carranza (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 19) United States Louisville City YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
MF Chris Durkin (2000-02-08) February 8, 2000 (age 18) United States D.C. United YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
MF Brian Perez (1999-09-25) September 25, 1999 (age 19) Mexico Tijuana YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
MF Greg Tracey 1999 United States Portland Pilots YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
MF Noah Verhoeven (1999-06-15) June 15, 1999 (age 19) United States Fresno FC YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
MF Tyler Adams (1999-02-14) February 14, 1999 (age 19) 12 1 United States New York Red Bulls 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

FW Griffin Dorsey (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 19) United States Indiana Hoosiers 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship
FW Shaft Brewer (1999-10-28) October 28, 1999 (age 19) United States Los Angeles FC U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018
FW George Acosta (2000-01-19) January 19, 2000 (age 18) Argentina Boca Juniors North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018
FW Simon Becher (1999-07-20) July 20, 1999 (age 19) United States Holy Cross Crusaders Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
FW Abdulkadir Haji (1999-12-01) December 1, 1999 (age 19) United States VCU Rams Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
FW Wilson Harris (1999-11-28) November 28, 1999 (age 19) United States Swope Park Rangers Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018
FW Zyen Jones (2000-08-25) August 25, 2000 (age 18) Germany Schalke 04 v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018
FW Nebiyou Perry (1999-10-02) October 2, 1999 (age 19) Germany 1. FC Köln v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018
FW Josh Sargent (2000-02-20) February 20, 2000 (age 18) 5 4 Germany Werder Bremen v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018
FW Jonathan Amon (1999-04-30) April 30, 1999 (age 19) Denmark Nordsjælland YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
FW Justin McMaster (1999-06-30) June 30, 1999 (age 19) United States Wake Forest Demon Deacons YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018
FW Chris Nicola (1999-09-09) September 9, 1999 (age 19) United States Pateadores YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Year(s) U-20 Goals
1 Brek Shea 2007–2009 17
2 Freddy Adu 2003–2009 16
3 Romain Gall 2014–2015 13
3 Scott E. Kennedy 1992–1993 13
4 Eddie Johnson 2003–2004 12
4 Jacob Peterson 2004–2005 12
6 Jeremy Ebobisse 2016– 11
7 Will John 2005 10
8 Chad Barrett 2004–2005 9
9 Jose Villarreal 2011–2013 8
9 Sebastian Saucedo 2016– 8
11 Brooks Lennon 2016– 7
12 Rubio Rubin 2014–2015 6
12 Emmanuel Sabbi 2015– 6
14 Peri Marošević 2008–2009 5
14 Daniel Cuevas 2012–2013 5
14 Zach Pfeffer 2014–2015 5
14 Ben Spencer 2014–2015 5
14 Bradford Jamieson IV 2015–2016 5
19 Taylor Twellman 1999 4
19 Jozy Altidore 2007 4
19 Andre Akpan 2007 4
19 Bobby Wood 2010–2011 4
19 Conor Doyle 2010–2011 4
19 Joe Gyau 2010–2011 4
19 Luis Gil 2011–2013 4
19 Mario Rodriguez 2012–2013 4
19 Benji Joya 2012–2013 4
19 Josh Sargent 2017– 4

Coaches[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Tab Ramos
Assistant coaches Brian Bliss
Mike McGinty
Marcelo Neveleff
Curt Onalfo
Dave van den Bergh

[4]

History[edit]

 
Name Years
Angus McAlpine 1983
Derek Armstrong 1987
Bob Gansler 1989
Bobby Howe 1993
Jay Hoffman 1997
Sigi Schmid 1998–1999
Wolfgang Suhnholz 1999–2001
Thomas Rongen 2002–2004
Sigi Schmid 2005
Thomas Rongen 2006–2011
Tab Ramos 2011–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tournament Notes: U-20 MNT Begins Concacaf Title Defense on Nov. 1 in Bradenton, Fla". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-11-01.

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