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 9–0 Dominican Republic |
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico; July 22, 1976)
Mexico 7–1 United States |
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico; September 30, 1976)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||15 (first in 1981)|
|Best result||Fourth Place 1989|
|CONCACAF Under-20 Championship|
|Appearances||23 (first in 1964)|
|Best result||Winner : 2017|
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.
- 1 Major Tournament Results
- 2 Honors
- 3 Current Cycle Results and Fixtures
- 4 Players
- 5 Top goalscorers
- 6 Coaches
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
† 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|
|2019||TBD-not yet qualifed|
- FIFA U-20 World Cup
- Fourth Place (1): 1989
- CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Current Cycle Results and Fixtures
|February 18 CONCACAF Champ. Group B||United States||0–1||Panama||Tibás, Costa Rica|
|Report||L. Ávila 37'||Stadium: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Referee: Armando Castro (Honduras)
|February 21 CONCACAF Champ. Group B||United States||4–1||Haiti||San José, Costa Rica|
|Lennon 28' (pen.), 53', 58'
de la Torre 52'
|Report||Dede 15'||Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Referee: Valdin Legister (Jamaica)
|February 24 CONCACAF Champ. Group B||United States||4–1||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Tibás, Costa Rica|
Saucedo 35', 41'
|Report||Martin 77'||Stadium: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)
|February 27 CONCACAF Champ. Group D||United States||1–0||Mexico||Tibás, Costa Rica|
|Palmer-Brown 29'||Report||Stadium: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)
|March 3 CONCACAF Champ. Group D||United States||2–1||El Salvador||San José, Costa Rica|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional
|March 5 CONCACAF Champ. Final||United States||0–0 (a.e.t.)
|Honduras||San José, Costa Rica|
|Stadium: Estadio Nacional
De La Torre
|May 22 FIFA U-20 WC Group F||United States||3–3||Ecuador||Incheon, South Korea|
|17:00||Sargent 36', 54'
de la Torre 90+4'
Cabezas 7', 64'
|Stadium: Incheon Football Stadium
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
|May 25 FIFA U-20 WC Group F||United States||1–0||Senegal||Incheon, South Korea|
|Josh Sargent, 34'||Stadium: Incheon Football Stadium
|May 28 FIFA U-20 WC Group F||United States||1–1||Saudi Arabia||Daejeon, South Korea|
Carter-Vickers 40' 45'
Alamri 65' 74'
|Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Referee: Diego Haro (Peru)
|June 1 FIFA U-20 WC Round of 16||United States||6–0||New Zealand||Incheon, South Korea|
|Report||Cameron 80'||Stadium: Incheon Football Stadium
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
|June 4 FIFA U-20 WC QF||Venezuela||2–1 (a.e.t.)||United States||Jeonju, South Korea|
|15:00||José Hernández 35'
Williams Velásquez 57'
Samuel Sosa 86'
Yangel Herrera 90+4'
Adalberto Peñaranda 96'
Nahuel Ferraresi 115'
|Report||Derrick Jones 74'
Jeremy Ebobisse 81', 117'
|Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
|November 1 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||v||Puerto Rico||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:30||Stadium: IMG Academy
|November 3 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||U.S. Virgin Islands||v||United States||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:45||Stadium: IMG Academy
|November 5 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||v||Trinidad and Tobago||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:45||Stadium: IMG Academy
|November 7 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||v||United States||Bradenton, Florida|
|19:45||Stadium: IMG Academy
|November 9 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||v||Suriname||Bradenton, Florida|
|17:30||Stadium: IMG Academy
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Justin Garces||August 23, 2000||UCLA Bruins|
|GK||George Marks||November 10, 1999||Clemson Tigers|
|GK||Trey Muse||July 26, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers|
|DF||Chris Gloster||July 28, 2000||Hannover 96|
|DF||Lennard Maloney||October 8, 1999||Union Berlin|
|DF||Manny Perez||February 19, 1999||NC State Wolfpack|
|DF||Sam Rogers||May 17, 1999||Seattle Sounders|
|DF||Aedan Stanley||December 13, 1999||Duke Blue Devils|
|MF||Taylor Booth||May 31, 2001||Unattached|
|MF||Chris Goslin||May 12, 2000||Atlanta United|
|MF||Richie Ledezma||September 6, 2000||Real Monarchs|
|MF||Paxton Pomykal||December 17, 1999||FC Dallas|
|MF||Brandon Servania||March 12, 1999||FC Dallas|
|MF||Aristotle Zarris||October 6, 1999||LA Galaxy|
|MF||Sean Zawadzki||April 21, 2000||Columbus Crew|
|FW||George Acosta||January 19, 2000||Boca Juniors|
|FW||Shaft Brewer||October 28, 1999||Los Angeles FC|
|FW||Griffin Dorsey||March 5, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers|
|FW||Justin Rennicks||March 20, 1999||Indiana Hoosiers|
|FW||Sebastian Soto||July 28, 2000||Hannover 96|
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||David Ochoa||January 16, 2001||Real Monarchs||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|GK||Seth Stiebel||January 27, 1999||Saint Louis FC||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|GK||C.J. dos Santos||August 24, 2000||Benfica||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|GK||Phillip Ejimadu||August 31, 1999||Nacional||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|GK||Brady Scott||June 30, 1999||1. FC Köln||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||Glademir Mendoza||October 4, 1999||Real Salt Lake||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|DF||Matthew Real||July 10, 1999||Philadelphia Union||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|DF||Chris Richards||March 28, 2000||Bayern Munich||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||Sergino Dest||November 30, 2000||Ajax||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|DF||Mark McKenzie||February 25, 1999||Philadelphia Union||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 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||Jaylin Lindsey||March 27, 2000||Sporting Kansas City||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||Jack Maher||October 28, 1999||Saint Louis FC||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||Sam Vines||May 31, 1999||Charlotte Independence||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|DF||Carson Vom Steeg||February 1, 1999||Stanford Cardinal||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Frankie Amaya||September 26, 2000||Pateadores||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|MF||Andrew Carleton||June 22, 2000||Atlanta United||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|MF||Andres Jimenez||March 4, 2000||Envigado||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|MF||Alex Mendez||September 6, 2000||LA Galaxy||Florida camp and v. Honduras U-20; May 11–19, 2018|
|MF||Juan Pablo Torres||July 26, 1999||Lokeren||v. France U-20 and Atlético Madrid U-21; March 17–28, 2018|
|MF||Christian Cappis||August 13, 1999||FC Dallas||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Jose Carranza||January 18, 1999||Atlanta United 2||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Chris Durkin||February 8, 2000||D.C. United||YNT Summit Camp; January 2–11, 2018|
|MF||Anthony Fontana||October 14, 1999||Philadelphia Union||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||Colorado Rapids||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||Simon Becher||July 20, 1999||Oakwood SC||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||Ulysses Llanez||April 2, 2001||LA Galaxy||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||Omid Namazi|
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- "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
- "U-20 MNT CAMP IN NORTH CAROLINA AIMS TO BUILD ROSTER WITH WORLD CUP QUALIFYING ON HORIZON". Retrieved July 13, 2018.