United States men's national under-20 soccer team
The Stars and Stripes
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Tab Ramos|
| Jamaica 1–1 United States |
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; April 2, 1964)
| United States 13–0 U.S. Virgin Islands |
(Bradenton, United States; November 3, 2018)
| Mexico 7–1 United States |
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico; September 30, 1976)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||16 (first in 1981)|
|Best result||Fourth Place 1989|
|CONCACAF Under-20 Championship|
|Appearances||23 (first in 1964)|
|Best result||Winner : 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
CONCACAF U-20 Championship record
- 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
|FIFA U-20 World Cup record|
|1977||Did Not Qualify|
|1985||Did Not Qualify|
|1991||Did Not Qualify|
|1995||Did Not Qualify|
|1997||Round of 16||15th||4||1||0||3||2||6|
|1999||Round of 16||11th||4||2||0||2||7||7|
|2001||Round of 16||13th||4||1||1||1||5||5|
|2005||Round of 16||11th||4||2||1||1||4||4|
|2011||Did Not Qualify|
- FIFA U-20 World Cup
- Fourth Place (1): 1989
- CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Current cycle results and fixtures
|November 1 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||7–1||Puerto Rico||Bradenton, Florida|
||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Hector Martínez (Honduras)
|November 3 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||U.S. Virgin Islands||0–13||United States||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:45||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
|November 5 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||6–1||Trinidad and Tobago||Bradenton, Florida|
||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Juan Calderón Pérez (Costa Rica)
|November 7 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0–6||United States||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:45||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauzière (Canada)
|November 9 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||7–0||Suriname||Bradenton, Florida|
|17:30||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Ismael Cornejo Meléndez (El Salvador)
|November 16 CONCACAF Champ. Group G||United States||4–0||Costa Rica||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:30||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)
|November 19 CONCACAF Champ. Group G||Honduras||0–1||United States||Bradenton, Florida|
||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
|November 21 CONCACAF Champ. Final||United States||2–0||Mexico||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:00||Méndez 17', 50'||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Iván Barton Cisneros (El Salvador)
Previous call ups
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||August 24, 2000||Benfica||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, not released|
|GK||Justin Garces||August 23, 2000||UCLA Bruins||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|GK||George Marks||November 10, 1999||Clemson Tigers||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|GK||Trey Muse||July 26, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|GK||Seth Stiebel||January 27, 1999||Saint Louis Billikens||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|GK||Phillip Ejimadu||August 31, 1999||Nacional||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|GK||Eric Lopez||March 5, 1999||LA Galaxy||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||Lennard Maloney||October 8, 1999||Union Berlin||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|DF||Sam Vines||May 31, 1999||Colorado Rapids||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|DF||Aedan Stanley||December 13, 1999||Duke Blue Devils||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|DF||Glademir Mendoza||October 4, 1999||New Mexico Lobos||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|DF||Angel Uribe||March 30, 1999||Dorados de Sinaloa||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|DF||Jake Morris||March 3, 1999||Seattle Sounders||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|DF||Gideon Davis||August 17, 1999||Denver Pioneers||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||Jack Maher||October 28, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||James Sands||July 6, 2000||New York City FC||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||Carson Vom Steeg||February 1, 1999||UCSB Gauchos||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Isaac Angking||January 24, 2000||New England Revolution||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|MF||Anthony Fontana||October 14, 1999||Philadelphia Union||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|MF||Christian Cappis||August 13, 1999||Hobro IK||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|MF||Andrew Carleton||June 22, 2000||Atlanta United||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|MF||Andres Jimenez||March 4, 2000||Envigado||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|MF||Taylor Booth||May 31, 2001||Unattached||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|MF||Chris Goslin||May 12, 2000||Atlanta United||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|MF||Richie Ledezma||September 6, 2000||Real Monarchs||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|MF||Aristotle Zarris||October 6, 1999||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|MF||Sean Zawadzki||April 21, 2000||Georgetown Hoyas||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|MF||Jose Carranza||January 18, 1999||Louisville City||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Chris Durkin||February 8, 2000||D.C. United||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Brian Perez||September 25, 1999||Tijuana||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Greg Tracey||1999||Portland Pilots||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Noah Verhoeven||June 15, 1999||Fresno FC||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Tyler Adams||February 14, 1999||12||1||New York Red Bulls||2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Griffin Dorsey||March 5, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers||2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|FW||Shaft Brewer||October 28, 1999||Los Angeles FC||U-20 Men’s Invitational; September 7–11, 2018|
|FW||George Acosta||January 19, 2000||Boca Juniors||North Carolina camp; July 15–22, 2018|
|FW||Simon Becher||July 20, 1999||Holy Cross Crusaders||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|FW||Abdulkadir Haji||December 1, 1999||VCU Rams||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|FW||Wilson Harris||November 28, 1999||Swope Park Rangers||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|FW||Zyen Jones||August 25, 2000||Schalke 04||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|FW||Nebiyou Perry||October 2, 1999||1. FC Köln||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|FW||Josh Sargent||February 20, 2000||5||4||Werder Bremen||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|FW||Jonathan Amon||April 30, 1999||Nordsjælland||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|FW||Justin McMaster||June 30, 1999||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|FW||Chris Nicola||September 9, 1999||Pateadores||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|3||Scott E. Kennedy||1992–1993||13|
|14||Bradford Jamieson IV||2015–2016||5|
Current coaching staff
|Head coach||Tab Ramos|
|Assistant coaches||Brian Bliss|
Dave van den Bergh
- "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
- "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
- "U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship". Retrieved October 23, 2018.
- "Tournament Notes: U-20 MNT Begins Concacaf Title Defense on Nov. 1 in Bradenton, Fla". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-11-01.