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United States Under 20
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Nickname(s) Yanks,
The Stars & Stripes,
The Red, White & Blue
Association United States
Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Netherlands Thomas Rongen
FIFA code USA
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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.

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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.

The tournament was played with a two-group, qualification format from 1998–2007. There was no championship round.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record

  • 1977: Did not qualify.
  • 1979: Did not qualify.
  • 1981: First round. 0-1-2 in group play.
  • 1983: First round. 1-0-2 in group play.
  • 1985: Did not qualify.
  • 1987: First round. 1-0-2 in group play.
  • 1989: Fourth place. Finished 2nd in Group C. Beat Iraq in quarterfinal. Lost to Nigeria in semifinal. Lost to Brazil for third place.
  • 1991: Did not qualify.
  • 1993: Quarterfinalist. Finished 2nd in Group C. Lost to Brazil in quarterfinal.
  • 1995: Did not qualify.
  • 1997: Second round. Finished 3rd in Group C. Lost to Uruguay in second round.
  • 1999: Second round. Finished 2nd in Group E. Lost to Spain in second round.
  • 2001: Second round. Finished 2nd in Group C. Lost to Egypt in second round.
  • 2003: Quarterfinalist. Won Group F. Beat Côte d'Ivoire in second round. Lost to Argentina in quarterfinal.
  • 2005: Second round. Won Group D. Lost to Italy in second round.
  • 2007: Quarterfinalist. Won Group D. Beat Uruguay in second round. Lost to Austria in quarterfinal.
  • 2009: First round. 1-2-0 in group play.

Schedule and results

The following is a list of matches played within the previous year as well as any games scheduled to take place in the future.

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result U.S. Goalscorers
Mar 6, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet  Jamaica CONCACAF U-20 Champ 3–0 W Dilly Duka
Perica Marošević
Billy Schuler
Mar 8, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet  Honduras CONCACAF U-20 Champ 0–0 T
Mar 10, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet  El Salvador CONCACAF U-20 Champ 2–0 W Brek Shea
Tony Taylor
Mar 13, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya  Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF U-20 Champ 0–0 (W 4–3 PSO)
Mar 15, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya  Costa Rica CONCACAF U-20 Champ 0–3 L
May 25, 2009 United States Sarasota Polo Grounds, Sarasota, Florida  Costa Rica Friendly 2–1 W Michael Stephens
Jared Jeffrey
May 27, 2009 United States Sarasota Polo Grounds, Sarasota, Florida  Costa Rica Friendly 3–3 D Michael Stephens
Daniel Cruz
Jun 27, 2009 Egypt Alexandria, Egypt  Egypt Friendly 1–0 W Mikkel Diskerud
Jun 28, 2009 Egypt Alexandria, Egypt  Egypt Friendly 1–1 D Tony Taylor
Jul 27, 2009 Argentina Fortín de Ludueña, Rosario, Argentina Tiro Federal Copa Ciudad de Rosario 2–0 W Jorge Flores (2)
Jul 28, 2009 Argentina Fortín de Ludueña, Rosario, Argentina  Uruguay Copa Ciudad de Rosario 0–0 (W 5–4 PSO)
Jul 29, 2009 Argentina Fortín de Ludueña, Rosario, Argentina Australia Australia Copa Ciudad de Rosario 1–3 L Fuad Ibrahim
Sep 26, 2009 Egypt Mubarak Stadium, Suez, Egypt  Germany 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup 0–3 L
Sep 29, 2009 Egypt Mubarak Stadium, Suez, Egypt  Cameroon 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup 4–1 W Bryan Arguez
Tony Taylor
Dilly Duka
Brian Ownby
Oct 2, 2009 Egypt Mubarak Stadium, Suez, Egypt South Korea Korea Republic 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Players

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Current roster

The following 20 players were named to the roster for the Dallas Cup youth tournament in Dallas in March.[1][2]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
GK Justin Luthy April 16, 1991 (1991-04-16) (age 18) United States Boston College
GK Zac MacMath August 7, 1991 (1991-08-07) (age 18) United States University of Maryland
DF Chad Barson February 25, 1991 (1991-02-25) (age 19) United States University of Akron
DF Jesus Gonzalez October 8, 1991 (1991-10-08) (age 18) United States CZ Elite
DF Ian Hines-Ike January 1, 1992 (1992-01-01) (age 18) United States Chivas USA Academy
DF Tyler Polak May 13, 1992 (1992-05-13) (age 17) United States Creighton University
DF Kofi Sarkodie March 22, 1991 (1991-03-22) (age 18) United States University of Akron
DF Zarek Valentin August 6, 1991 (1991-08-06) (age 18) United States University of Akron
DF Jared Watts February 3, 1992 (1992-02-03) (age 18) United States Wake Forest University
MF Jose Altamirano July 17, 1991 (1991-07-17) (age 18) United States San Diego State University
MF Bryan de la Fuente July 1, 1992 (1992-07-01) (age 17) United States Chivas USA Academy
MF Ruben Gonzalez January 22, 1991 (1991-01-22) (age 19) United States Chivas USA Academy
MF Amobi Okugo March 13, 1991 (1991-03-13) (age 19) United States Philadelphia Union
MF Will Packwood May 21, 1993 (1993-05-21) (age 16) England Birmingham City
MF Dillon Powers February 14, 1991 (1991-02-14) (age 19) United States University of Notre Dame
MF Cesar Zamora May 27, 1991 (1991-05-27) (age 18) United States Chivas USA
FW Will Bates April 1, 1991 (1991-04-01) (age 18) United States University of Virginia
FW Ryan Finley March 27, 1991 (1991-03-27) (age 18) United States Duke University
FW Francisco Navas November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17) (age 18) United States Houston Dynamo
FW Moises Orozco February 6, 1992 (1992-02-06) (age 18) Mexico Tigres

Other players who have received callups

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
GK Earl Edwards January 24, 1992 (1992-01-24) (age 18) United States UCLA
GK Spencer Richey May 30, 1992 (1992-05-30) (age 17) United States University of Washington
DF Gale Agbossoumonde November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17) (age 18) Portugal Sporting Braga
DF Michael Ambrose October 5, 1993 (1993-10-05) (age 16) United States FC Dallas Juniors
DF Paolo Del Piccolo May 28, 1991 (1991-05-28) (age 18) United States University of Louisville
DF Bryan Gallego March 10, 1993 (1993-03-10) (age 17) United States New York Red Bulls Academy
DF Moises Hernandez March 5, 1992 (1992-03-05) (age 18) United States FC Dallas Juniors
DF Zachary Herold July 6, 1992 (1992-07-06) (age 17) Canada Toronto FC
DF Perry Kitchen February 29, 1992 (1992-02-29) (age 18) United States University of Akron
DF Emilio Orozco April 29, 1992 (1992-04-29) (age 17) United States Rampage FC
DF Ethan White January 1, 1991 (1991-01-01) (age 19) United States University of Maryland
DF Eriq Zavaleta February 8, 1992 (1992-02-08) (age 18) United States FC Pride
MF Christian Castaneda August 9, 1992 (1992-08-09) (age 17) Germany Hertha Berlin
MF Ryan Dodson October 14, 1992 (1992-10-14) (age 17) United States Sockers F.C.
MF Marlon Duran January 25, 1992 (1992-01-25) (age 18) United States Latino Americana
MF Luís Gil November 14, 1993 (1993-11-14) (age 16) United States Real Salt Lake
MF Fuad Ibrahim August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15) (age 18) Canada Toronto FC
MF Sebastian Lletget September 3, 1992 (1992-09-03) (age 17) England West Ham United
MF Andrew Lubahn September 10, 1991 (1991-09-10) (age 18) United States Wake Forest University
MF Carlos Martínez January 21, 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 18) United States Wilmington Jr.
MF Colin Murphy March 19, 1991 (1991-03-19) (age 18) United States Boston College
MF Nick Palodichuk September 15, 1992 (1992-09-15) (age 17) United States Washington Premier
MF Fabrice Picault February 23, 1991 (1991-02-23) (age 19) Italy Cagliari
MF Ben Speas January 17, 1991 (1991-01-17) (age 19) United States University of Akron
FW Juan Agudelo November 23, 1992 (1992-11-23) (age 17) United States Red Bull New York Academy
FW Tristan Bowen January 30, 1991 (1991-01-30) (age 19) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
FW Andrew Craven January 21, 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 18) United States College of Charleston
FW Víctor Chavez August 25, 1992 (1992-08-25) (age 17) United States UCLA
FW Stefan Jerome August 11, 1992 (1992-08-11) (age 17) United States West Pines United
FW Jack McInerney May 8, 1992 (1992-05-08) (age 17) United States Philadelphia Union
FW Dominick Sarle September 15, 1992 (1992-09-15) (age 17) United States St. John's Universty

Coaches

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