More

    USA wins to reach fourth-straight U20 World Cup quarterfinal – Fitnessnacks & Sports

    - Advertisement -



    The USA is, yet again, into the U20 World Cup quarterfinal. The Americans got there via a comfortable 4-0 win over New Zealand on Tuesday. This was the best performance for the young American side, usurping that title from a 3-0 win over Fiji in group-stage play. Tuesday’s win maintained a perfect defensive record, as well. Ecuador failed to score in the opener, and Slovakia could not find a breakthrough on matchday three.

    The United States was, perhaps, surprised to score the first goal. Given its success in the U20 World Cup thus far, scoring has been no issue. Six goals in three games is a strong return. However, the 14th-minute opener against New Zealand was one of the more unexpected. After picking up the ball 25 yards from goal, Owen Wolff, a midfielder for Austin FC, released a shot on net.

    It took the ball a full second to reach the New Zealand net as it rolled along the ground. While the All Whites’ goalkeeper Kees Sims looked likely to save, he retracted his hands thinking it was going wide. However, it slid inside the keeper’s righthand post, giving the USYNT a lead.

    That goal began a period of dominance for the United States. One of those chances was a deflection off the crossbar.

    In total, by the end of the first 45 minutes, Michael Varas’s American outfit had three-fourths of the possession. That led to a spell of phenomenal chances at the end of the first half. Diego Luna made a terrific run through the midfield that produced a corner. On the following scramble, Daniel Edelman forced a strong save out of Sims on a volley from distance. The final chance was on a clipped cross from the right side. However, the American shot in the goal-mouth went wide.

    USA into another U20 World Cup quarterfinal with second-half display

    The United States continued that unfortunate trend just minutes into the second half. More well-worked play in the New Zealand end almost set up a goal. Caleb Wiley was in behind the defense, and he passed the ball into the middle for Jonathan Gómez. However, Gómez, who is in the Real Sociedad system, of the gaping goal.

    The United States finally cashed in via the only player with multiple goals in the side at this tournament. Cade Cowell, who entered the game with goals in back-to-back games, fired a left-footed shot on the floor from inside the box. He dragged it across a helpless Sims.

    Justin Che made it three not long after. Another strong run through the midfield from Diego Luna led to an odd-man rush for the United States. Cade Cowell, one on one with Sims, went wide. With his angle to goal shut, the San Jose Earthquakes talent squared the ball. , slamming it into the New Zealand net with 15 minutes left in the 90. Rokas Pukštas made it four six minutes later. A free kick swooping in from the left side met the 18-year-old’s head, who simply had to get it on target.

    The win punches the USYNT into the quarterfinals of the U20 World Cup for the fourth-straight year. In each instance, though, the United States lost in the last eight. The Americans will play the winner of Thursday’s game between Uruguay and Gambia.

    PHOTO: IMAGO / Icon Sportswire



    Source link
    Fitnessnacks and Sports – #USA #wins #reach #fourthstraight #U20 #World #Cup #quarterfinal
    Courtesy : https://worldsoccertalk.com/news/usa-wins-to-reach-fourth-straight-u20-world-cup-quarterfinal-20230530-WST-435296.html

    - Advertisement -

    Related articles

    Share article

    Latest articles

    2024 Everest Muscle Show Results – Fitnessnacks

    Two Olympia qualifications were on the line in Warsaw, Poland.Last updated on May 27th, 2024 The 2024 Everest Muscle Show was held in Warsaw, Poland,...

    French Open Day 2: Nadal leaves Roland Garros door ajar, Andreescu returns Fitnessnacks

    Welcome back to the French Open Briefing, where The Athletic will explain the stories behind the stories on each day of the tournament.On day...

    Tonio Burton Wins 2024 California State Championships Pro Bodybuilding Show – Fitnessnacks

    Burton will return to the Olympia stage, thanks to this win.Last updated on May 27th, 2024 Tonio Burton is the 2024 California State...

    Luca Reger Wins 2024 German Classic Pro Classic Physique Show – Fitnessnacks

    Reger’s first pro victory came in his home country.Last updated on May 27th, 2024 Luca Reger is the 2024 German Classic Pro champion....

    Social media reacts to the news – Press Enterprise Fitnessnacks

    UCLA and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton died Monday at the age of 71 following a battle with cancer.Walton was...

    Trend

    Subscribe to stay updated.