United States men's national under-20 soccer team
The Stars and Stripes
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Brad Freidel|
|Jamaica 1 – 1 United States (Guatemala City, Guatemala April 2, 1964)|
| United States 9 – 0 D.Republic
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico July 22, 1976)
| 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
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 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.
- 2015: Qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished second in Group A. Defeated El Salvador 2–0 in the playoff stage. Lost to Serbia in the Quarterfinals on a penalty shootout 6–5, after a scoreless, 120-minute, regulation draw.
† 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||4||1||0||3||2||6|
|1999||Round of 16||4||2||0||2||7||7|
|2001||Round of 16||4||1||1||1||5||5|
|2005||Round of 16||4||2||1||1||4||4|
|2011||Did Not Qualify|
Current Cycle Results and Fixtures
|November 13 Friendly||Hellas Verona Primavera||4–1||United States||Vigasio, Italy|
|Report||18' Spencer||Stadium: Vigasio Stadium
|November 19 Friendly||Atalanta Primavera||1–4||United States||Vigasio, Italy|
|Parigi 43'||Report|| 3' Spencer
36' Romain Gall
|Stadium: Vigasio Stadium
|April 13 Dallas Cup Group C||United States||3–2||River Plate||Dallas, United States|
|Report|| 18' Arario
|Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Nick Klaldron
|April 14 Dallas Cup Group C||United States||3–0||Eintracht Frankfurt||Dallas, United States|
|Report||Stadium: Richland College Field #10
|April 16 Dallas Cup Group C||United States||1–0||Tigres UANL||Dallas, United States|
|Rubin 45'||Report||Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Mario Escobar
|April 18 Dallas Cup Semifinal||United States||3–2||Fluminense||Dallas, United States|
|Report|| 43' Rodrigues
|Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Sasha Amhof
|April 20 Dallas Cup Final||United States||0–2||River Plate||Dallas, United States|
|Report|| 35' Boye
|Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Melvin Matamoros
|July 14 NTC Tournament||United States||2–1||Chile||Carson, United States|
|18:00 PDT||Donovan 30'
Pfeffer 73' 75'
|Stadium: StubHub Center
Referee: Nima Saghafi (United States)
|July 16 NTC Tournament||United States||4–0||Bermuda||Carson, United States|
|16:00 PDT||Novakovich 27'
Pfeffer 39' (pen.)
Webb 85' (o.g.)
|Report||Simmons 42'||Stadium: StubHub Center
Referee: Victor Rivas (United States)
|July 18 NTC Tournament||United States||0–0||Australia||Carson, United States|
|19:00 PDT||Canouse 86'||Report||Sotorio 76'||Stadium: StubHub Center
Referee: Victor Rivas (United States)
|September 9 Friendly||United States||1–1||Argentina||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Pfeffer 61'||Report||Simeone 48'|
|November 12 Marbella Tournament||United States||4–3||Russia||Marbella, Spain|
|Gall 61' 90+2' (pen.)
Yomba 77' (pen.)
|Stadium: Marbella Football Center
|November 15 Marbella Tournament||United States||1–0||Republic of Ireland||Marbella, Spain|
|Yomba 13'||Report||Stadium: Estadio San Pedro
|November 18 Marbella Tournament||United States||0–1||Canada||Marbella, Spain|
|Report||Carreiro 5'||Stadium: Marbella Football Center
|December 18 Friendly||United States||2–1||Honduras||San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|Report||Álvarez 88'||Stadium: Estadio Morazán
|January 9 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||1–1||Guatemala||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Carter-Vickers 59'||Report||Ruiz 90'||Stadium: Independence Park
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
|January 11 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||0–1||Panama||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Report||Small 78'||Stadium: Independence Park
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)
|January 14 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||8–0||Aruba||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Gall 16', 23' (pen.), 32'
Jamieson 18', 48'
|Report||Stadium: Independence Park
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
|January 18 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||2–0||Jamaica||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Gall 34' (pen.), 70' (pen.)||Report||Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)
|January 21 CONCACAF Champ. Group A||United States||1–0||Trinidad and Tobago||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Jamieson 78'||Report||Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
|January 24 CONCACAF Champ. Playoff Stage||United States||2–0||El Salvador||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
|Report||Stadium: Montego Bay Sports Complex
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
|March 27||Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Academy||2–1||United States||London, England|
|7:00 ET||Report||Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre
|March 29||England||2–1||United States||Plymouth, England|
|11:00 ET||John Swift 44'
Kwame Thomas 68'
|Report||Maki Tall 74'||Stadium: Home Park
Referee: Steve Martin
The following 22 players were named to the roster that will compete in the 2016 Dallas Cup from March 20-26.
Previous Call Ups
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Mason Stajduhar||December 2, 1997||Orlando City SC||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|GK||Justin Vom Steeg||April 5, 1997||UC Santa Barbara Gauchos||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|GK||Christian Herrera||April 20, 1997||Real Monarchs||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|GK||Zack Steffen||April 2, 1995||7||0||Columbus Crew||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|GK||Jeff Caldwell||February 20, 1996||2||0||Virginia||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|DF||Hugo Arellano||March 5, 1998||LA Galaxy II||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|DF||Jonathan Bell||August 26, 1997||D.C. United||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|DF||David Burns||August 22, 1997||Sacramento Republic FC||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|DF||Malcolm Jones||April 18, 1997||UCLA Bruins||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|DF||Mauricio Pineda||October 17, 1997||Chicago Fire||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|DF||Nick Hinds||October 15, 1997||Seattle Sounders FC 2||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|DF||Henry Martin||April 11, 1997||Princeton Tigers||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|DF||James Murphy||September 17, 1997||Players Development Academy||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|DF||Kyle Duncan||August 8, 1997||New York Red Bulls Academy||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|DF||Justen Glad||February 28, 1997||Real Salt Lake||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|DF||Christian Onalfo||July 26, 1997||LA Galaxy II||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|DF||Erik Palmer-Brown||April 24, 1997||5||0||FC Porto||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|DF||Pablo Pelaez||July 26, 1997||Seattle Sounders FC Academy||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|DF||Shaquell Moore||November 2, 1996||1||0||Real Oviedo||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|DF||Cameron Carter-Vickers||December 31, 1997||2||0||Tottenham Hotspur||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|DF||Matt Miazga||July 19, 1995||8||0||Chelsea||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|DF||Conor Donovan||January 8, 1996||10||0||Orlando City||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|DF||Desevio Payne||November 30, 1995||4||0||Groningen||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|MF||Lucas Mendes||December 29, 1997||D.C. United||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|MF||Martin Salas||January 27, 1997||North Carolina Tar Heels||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|MF||Evan Waldrep||May 8, 1997||Creighton Bluejays||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|MF||Alex Zendejas||February 7, 1998||Guadalajara||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|MF||Mukwelle Akale||January 18, 1997||Villarreal CF||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|MF||Amirgy Pineda||January 3, 1997||LA Galaxy||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|MF||Kyle Scott||December 22, 1997||Chelsea||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|MF||Sean Wilson||February 2, 1997||North Carolina Tar Heels||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|MF||Christian Lucatero||June 17, 1997||Houston Dynamo||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|MF||Abuchi Obinwa||January 15, 1997||Hannover 96||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|MF||Ben Swanson||July 18, 1997||Columbus Crew SC||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|MF||Kellyn Acosta||July 24, 1995||10||0||FC Dallas||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|MF||Marco Delgado||May 16, 1995||2||0||Toronto FC||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|MF||Emerson Hyndman||April 9, 1996||8||1||Fulham||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|MF||Joel Soñora||September 15, 1996||8||0||VfB Stuttgart II||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|MF||Gedion Zelalem||January 26, 1997||5||0||Rangers||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Coy Craft||May 3, 1997||FC Dallas||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Charly Flores||July 30, 1997||Rio Grande Valley FC Toros||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Yosef Samuel||July 3, 1997||Philadelphia Union||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Diego Silva||March 13, 1997||Maryland Terrapins||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Abu Winter||March 21, 1997||Philadelphia Union||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Anthony Chiang||December 8, 1997||1||0||Players Development Academy||January 2016 Miami Camp|
|FW||Collin Fernandez||February 13, 1997||Chicago Fire||2015 Four Nations Tournament|
|FW||Nebojsa Popovic||August 1, 1997||Saint Louis University||2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament|
|FW||Jordan Allen||April 25, 1995||1||0||Real Salt Lake||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Bradford Jamieson IV||November 18, 1996||9||3||LA Galaxy||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Rubio Rubin||March 1, 1996||5||4||Utrecht||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Maki Tall||October 30, 1995||1||1||Sion||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|FW||Tommy Thompson||August 15, 1995||10||3||San Jose Earthquakes||2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup|
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