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 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||15 (first in 1981)|
|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 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|
- 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)
Previous Call Ups
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Justin Vom Steeg||April 5, 1997||Fortuna Düsseldorf||2016 Four Nations Tournament|
|GK||Mason Stajduhar||December 2, 1997||Orlando City SC||January 2016 Training Camp|
|DF||Marlon Fossey||September 9, 1998||0||Fulham||2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|DF||Hugo Arellano||March 5, 1998||LA Galaxy||February 2017 Training Camp|
|DF||John Nelson||July 11, 1998||Internationals SC||February 2017 Training Camp|
|DF||Marcello Borges||September 13, 1997||Michigan||January 2017 Training Camp|
|DF||Miles Robinson||March 14, 1997||Atlanta United||January 2017 Training Camp|
|DF||Toni Suddoth||August 20, 1998||VfB Stuttgart||2016 Four Nations Tournament|
|DF||Robert Castellanos||May 11, 1998||LA Galaxy II||July 2016 Training Camp|
|DF||Andrew Lombard||July 20, 1997||New York Red Bulls II||July 2016 Training Camp|
|DF||Chad Poarch||December 30, 1997||High Point Panthers||July 2016 Training Camp|
|DF||Matthew Olosunde||March 7, 1998||Manchester United||2016 Dallas Cup|
|MF||Jonathan Gonzalez||April 13, 1999||Monterrey||2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|MF||Jeremiah Gutjahr||August 10, 1997||1||Indiana||2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|MF||Jonathan Suarez||February 22, 1997||Querétaro||February 2017 Training Camp|
|MF||Weston McKennie||August 28, 1998||Schalke 04||2016 Four Nations Tournament|
|MF||Cameron Lindley||July 18, 1997||North Carolina Tar Heels||July 2016 Training Camp|
|MF||Jackson Yueill||March 19, 1997||San Jose Earthquakes||July 2016 Training Camp|
|MF||Mukwelle Akale||January 18, 1997||Villarreal CF||2016 NTC Invitational|
|MF||Amir Bashti||March 21, 1997||Stanford Cardinal||2016 Dallas Cup|
|MF||Josh Perez||January 21, 1998||Fiorentina||2016 Dallas Cup|
|FW||Coy Craft||May 23, 1997||1||FC Dallas||2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|FW||Jonathan Lewis||April 6, 1997||5||1||New York City||2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship|
|FW||Victor Mansaray||February 22, 1997||FC Cincinnati||February 2017 Training Camp|
|FW||Brandon Vazquez||October 14, 1998||Atlanta United||February 2017 Training Camp|
|FW||Isaiah Young||March 30, 1998||Werder Bremen||2016 Four Nations Tournament|
|FW||Sebastian Elney||June 26, 1997||Maryland Terrapins||July 2016 Training Camp|
|FW||Jeremy Kelly||October 21, 1997||North Carolina Tar Heels||July 2016 Training Camp|
|14||Ben Spencer (soccer)||2014-2015||5|
|14||Bradford Jamieson IV||2015-2016||5|
|29||Tommy Thompson (soccer)||2014-2015||3|
Current coaching staff
|Head coach||Tab Ramos|
|Assistant coaches||Omid Namazi
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- "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010.