U.S. Soccer

Young Guns Sargent, De La Torre Fire USA to 3-3 Comeback Draw in World Cup Opener vs. Ecuador

INCHEON, Korea Republic (May 22, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team used Luca De La Torre’s cool finish in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a valuable 3-3 draw against Ecuador in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Incheon Football Stadium. The goal came on the heels of a brace from U-20 MNT debutant Josh Sargent, whose two goals helped the USA battle back from an early 2-0 deficit.

After surrendering two goals to Herlin Lino and Bryan Cabezas inside the first seven minutes, the U.S. began to settle in and took control of the game around the half-hour mark. Making his first international appearance at U-20 level, Sargent cut into the lead with a cool finish in the 36th minute before leveling the match with a powerful header in the 54th.

An even game then tilted back towards Ecuador when a misplayed ball out of the back by Jonathan Klinsmann led to Cabezas’ second of the match in the 64th minute. Just as it looked like Ecuador would escape with all three points, De La Torre pounced on a short clearance at the top of the South American’s area and finished inside the right post in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage, rescuing a point for the USA.

Group F’s second match between Senegal and Saudi Arabia is set to be played later on Monday. The game can be seen at 6:50 p.m. ET on FS1 and Telemundo En Vivio.

The U.S. is back at Incheon Football Stadium to take on Senegal in their second game of Group F play on Thursday, May 25. Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET on FS1, FOX Sports Go and Telemundo. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter: @ussoccer_ynt and @ussoccer_esp.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
ECU – Herlin Lino (Washington Corozo), 5th minute: Ecuador got on the board early thanks to a gallivanting run up the right by Corozo, who broke free into the area before centering a pass for Lino as Jonathan Klinsmann came off his line to challenge. With the U.S. goalkeeper out of the net, Lino blasted an effort that just evaded Erik Palmer-Brown’s clearance attempt to give Ecuador the early lead. USA 0, ECU 1  

ECU – Bryan Cabezas (Jhonny Quiñónez), 7th minute: While the U.S. was still collecting itself from the first goal, Ecuador doubled its lead two minutes later. After a spell of possession, central midfielder Jhonny Quiñónez connected with Brayan Cabezas at the top of the box before powering by Tommy Redding and slipping his shot inside the near post. USA 0, ECU 2

USA – Josh Sargent (Luca De La Torre), 36th minute: The U.S. cut into the lead nine minutes before halftime when a penetrating run through the attacking midfield from Luca De La Torre saw the Fulham forward lead Sargent into the box on the right. The 17-year-old took one touch to control before blasting past José Cevallos and inside the near post. USA 1, ECU 2

USA – Josh Sargent (Brooks Lennon), 54th minute: After surviving some nervy minutes at the start of the second half, the U.S. pulled level less than 10 minutes after the interval. A quick build up through midfield saw Tyler Adams slot a ball to Brooks Lennon on the right flank. The Real Salt Lake attacker then sent a pinpoint cross that eluded the Ecuador back line and fell for Sargent, who headed back across goal for his second of the match. USA 2, ECU 2

ECU – Bryan Cabezas (unassisted) 64th minute: Ecuador retook the lead just after the hour mark. Aaron Herrera hit a ball with pace back to Klinsmann, who tried to dribble out of pressure by Wilter Ayoví, but misplayed and cleared directly to Bryan Cabezas, who pounced before firing a low effort inside the right post. USA 2, ECU 3

USA – Luca De La Torre (unassisted), 90+4 minute: The U.S. poured everything forward late in search of the equalizer and it came four minutes into second-half stoppage time. Brooks Lennon served a dangerous cross from the right that was partially cleared by an Ecuador defender, but fell straight into the path of De La Torre, who stepped up and hit a first-time effort inside the lower, right post to rescue a point for the U.S. USA 3, ECU 3 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
ECU – José Cevallos, 39th minute: Moments after giving the USA its first goal of the tournament, Sargent came close again. A ball through midfield saw Tyler Adams flick on for the U.S. forward, who then took a nifty touch at the top of the area to evade Luis Segovia, before Cevallos came off his line well, making a kick save to preserve the lead.  

USA – Erik-Palmer Brown, 50th minute: A quick throw in on the left from Pervis Estupiñánsaw, saw Washington Corozco slip into the box alone and as he looked to cut back for Lino at the end line, Palmer-Brown was there to block the centering pass. 

USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 57th minute: Ecuador nearly pulled back ahead when Wilter Ayoví slipped Herlin Lino into the area, but Klinsmann made himself big as he charged off his line to deny the point-blank attempt.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA and Ecuador faced each for the first time in a FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Seventeen-year-old Josh Sargent bagged a brace in his first U.S. U-20 MNT appearance. 
  • Luca De La Torre’s goal is his second of the year. The Fulham striker tallied the game-winning goal in the USA’s 4-1 win against Haiti during the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Feb. 21.
  • Carrying on his role from the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, defender Erik Palmer-Brown once again captained the side in its 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup opener.
  • Gedion Zelalem left the match in the 32nd minute due to injury and was replaced by Derrick Jones two minutes later.
  • Jones received a yellow card for a challenge at midfield in the 80th minute.
  • Head coach Tab Ramos moves to 3-3-3 all-time at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Ecuador
Date: May 22, 2017
Competition: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup – Group F
Venue: Incheon Stadium; Incheon, Korea Republic
Kickoff: 4 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local time)
Attendance: 3,886
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             1          2          3
ECU                             2          1          3

ECU – Herlin Lino (Washington Corozo)             5th minute
ECU – Bryan Cabezas (Jhonny Quiñonez)          7
USA – Josh Sargent (Luca de la Torre)              36
USA – Josh Sargent (Brooks Lennon)                54
ECU – Bryan Cabezas                                       64
USA – Luca de la Torre                                     90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 3-Danny Acosta, 4-Tommy Redding, 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (capt.), 14-Aaron Herrera; 7-Eryk Williamson (13-Lagos Kunga, 72), 8-Tyler Adams (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 85), 10-Gedion Zelalem (18-Derrick Jones, 34), 17-Brooks Lennon, 19-Josh Sargent, 20-Luca de la Torre
Subs not used: 2-Auston Trusty, 6-Justen Glad, 9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 12-James Marcinkowski, 15-Jeremy Ebobisse, 16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Brady Scott
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ECU: 1-Jose Cevallos; 4-Kevin Minda, 6-Pervis Estupiñan, 7-Washington Orozco (19-Jordy Caicedo, 77), 8-Wilter Ayovi (17-Joao Rojas, 57), 9-Herlin Lino, 10-Bryan Cabezas, 15-Jordan Sierra (capt.), 16-Jhonny Quiñonez (14-Renny Jaramillo, 89), 18-Feliz Torres, 20-Luis Segovia
Subs not used: 2-Angelo Preciado, 3-Joel Quintero, 5-Juan Nazareno, 11-Yeison Guerrero, 12-Gian Terreros, 13-Jonnathan Bravo, 21-Gabriel Carabali
Head coach: Jose Rodriguez

Stats Summary: USA / ECU
Shots: 6 / 12
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 11
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
ECU – Washington Corozo (caution)            74th minute
USA – Derrick Jones (caution)                     80

Officials: 
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (CHI)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Josh Sargent

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U-20 MNT May 22, 2017

- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Ecuador
Date: May 22, 2017
Competition: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup – Group F
Venue: Incheon Stadium; Incheon, Korea Republic
Kickoff: 4 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local time)
Attendance: 3,886
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             1          2          3
ECU                             2          1          3

ECU – Herlin Lino (Washington Corozo)             5th minute
ECU – Bryan Cabezas (Jhonny Quiñonez)          7
USA – Josh Sargent (Luca de la Torre)              36
USA – Josh Sargent (Brooks Lennon)                54
ECU – Bryan Cabezas                                       64
USA – Luca de la Torre                                     90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 3-Danny Acosta, 4-Tommy Redding, 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (capt.), 14-Aaron Herrera; 7-Eryk Williamson (13-Lagos Kunga, 72), 8-Tyler Adams (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 85), 10-Gedion Zelalem (18-Derrick Jones, 34), 17-Brooks Lennon, 19-Josh Sargent, 20-Luca de la Torre
Subs not used: 2-Auston Trusty, 6-Justen Glad, 9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 12-James Marcinkowski, 15-Jeremy Ebobisse, 16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Brady Scott
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ECU: 1-Jose Cevallos; 4-Kevin Minda, 6-Pervis Estupiñan, 7-Washington Orozco (19-Jordy Caicedo, 77), 8-Wilter Ayovi (17-Joao Rojas, 57), 9-Herlin Lino, 10-Bryan Cabezas, 15-Jordan Sierra (capt.), 16-Jhonny Quiñonez (14-Renny Jaramillo, 89), 18-Feliz Torres, 20-Luis Segovia
Subs not used: 2-Angelo Preciado, 3-Joel Quintero, 5-Juan Nazareno, 11-Yeison Guerrero, 12-Gian Terreros, 13-Jonnathan Bravo, 21-Gabriel Carabali
Head coach: Jose Rodriguez

Stats Summary: USA / ECU
Shots: 6 / 12
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 11
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
ECU – Washington Corozo (caution)            74th minute
USA – Derrick Jones (caution)                     80

Officials:
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (CHI)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Josh Sargent

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GALLERY: Sargent, De La Torre Heroics Lead U-20 MNT to 3-3 Draw vs. Ecuador

Photos from the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's 3-3 come-from-behind draw against Ecuador in its opening match of the 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup Korea Republic. After giving up two goals in the first seven minutes, the U-20 MNT rallied back behind forward Josh Sargent to level the score. Ecuador would pounce on a USA mistake in the 64th minute to regain the lead only. In the 90+4 minute of stoppage time, however, the USA would earn a magnificent draw on the foot of Fulham midfielder Luca de la Torre. Next, the U-20’s face rival Senegal in their second Group F match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 a.m. ET (FS1, Telemundo En Vivo). Read more
U-20 MNT May 22, 2017

Seventeen Year Old Josh Sargent Becomes Youngest U.S. Player to Score at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Things could have gotten out of hand for the U.S. in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Ecuador. A high press deployed throughout Monday’s match helped La Tricolor break through twice in the first seven minutes, forcing Tab Ramos’ side to chase the game.

Methodically, the U.S. pulled themselves back into contention, cutting the lead in half when Josh Sargent got on the end of a pass from Luca De La Torre to fire home a clinical finish in the 36th minute.

Having tallied 19 goals and 7 assists in 34 matches during the current U-17 World Cup cycle, Sargent's strike vindicated Tab Ramos' decision to include the U-17 MNT captain on his final roster for the World Cup. The goal also came in Sargent’s debut with the U-20 MNT, and at 17 years, 91 days old, also made him the youngest U.S. player to score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, besting current MNT striker Jozy Altidore, who was 17 years, 239 days when he tallied against Poland at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

“Coming off qualifying with the U-17s and coming here is just completely different,” Sargent said of his first competitive experience with the U-20 MNT. “All the players are a lot bigger, stronger, faster and it’s a new level. It’ll push me every time I come out on the field.”

Youngest U.S. Players to Score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Player

Game

Age

Josh Sargent

3-3 D vs. Ecuador (2017)

17 years, 91 days

Jozy Altidore

6-1 W vs. Poland (2007)

17 years, 239 days

Troy Dayak

2-0 W vs. East Germany (1989)

18 years, 22 days

Freddy Adu

6-1 W vs. Poland (2007)

18 years, 31 days

Jeff Hooker

2-3 L vs. Uruguay (1983)

18 years, 73 days

Chris Henderson

2-1 W vs. Iraq (1989)

18 years, 76 days

Captain of the U.S. side that just qualified for October’s FIFA U-17 World Cup, Sargent continued to lead the come back on the other side of halftime. In the 54th minute, the O’Fallon, Mo., product got on the end of a pinpoint cross from Brooks Lennon to bring the game level at 2-2.

“My first goal, Luca put me in a great position to score, and I just hit a volley near post. The second goal, Brooks played an amazing ball to me, and I just did what I had to do,” Sargent continued.

Though the U.S. went back down due to Bryan Cabezas’ 64th minute strike, the team was rescued by Luca De La Torre’s precise finish four minutes into second-half stoppage time.

 “Obviously, we went down early with the two goals and had to fight back again, but the thing with this team is that we never give up and we’ll keep fighting until the whistle blows,” Sargent said.

The brace also makes Sargent just the sixth U.S. player to score multiple goals during a U-20 World Cup match. Of the five players that previously recorded a multi-goal game, three finished in the top three goal scorers at their respective tournament, while Altidore missed out on a tie-breaker.

Multi-Goal Games by U.S. Players at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Player

Game

Goals

Chris Faklaris*

6-0 W vs. Turkey (1993)

3

Freddy Adu

6-1 W vs. Korea Republic (2007)

3

Taylor Twellman#

3-1 W vs. Cameroon (1999)

2

Taylor Twellman#

2-3 L vs. Spain (1999)

2

Eddie Johnson^

2-0 W vs. Korea Republic (2003)

2

Jozy Altidore**

2-1 W vs. Brazil (2007)

2

Josh Sargent

3-3 D vs. Ecuador (2017)

2

* With three goals, won the Bronze Boot at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
# With four goals, won the Bronze Boot at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
^ With four goals, won the Golden Boot at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship
** With four goals, tied for third in goal scoring, but missed out on hardware due to a tiebreaker at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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U-20 MNT May 22, 2017

De La Torre Equalizer vs. Ecuador Sets U.S. Record for Latest Goal at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Trailing Ecuador 3-2 late in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Monday, the USA needed some magic to ensure it didn’t start off the tournament with a difficult defeat.

The breakthrough would come at the death, when Fulham FC forward Luca De La Torre opportunistically pounced on an Ecuador clearance, one-timing his effort from the top of the area inside the lower, right post.

Along with giving Tab Ramos’ side a valuable point to open the competition, De La Torre’s goal was also the latest scored by a U.S. player during regular time at a FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Since first taking part in the competition in 1981, the U.S. had only once before scored in regulation stoppage time, coming when Brian Ownby (below) capped a 4-1 victory against Cameroon with a 91st minute strike at the 2009 edition in Egypt.

Brian Ownby celebrates his goal for the USA against Cameron at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt
Prior to 2009, the USA’s latest goal during regular time came in the 90th minute, occurring on three different occasions.

In 1993, Chris Faklaris capped his hat trick with a 90th minute strike to close out the USA’s 6-0 tournament opening win against Turkey. The three goals pushed Faklaris to win the Bronze Shoe as the tournament’s third-highest scorer.

1993 U.S. U-20 Men's National Team Starting XI vs. England
Chris Falkaris pictured fourth from the left

Four years later, Brian West scored a 90th minute winner to push the U.S. to a 1-0 tournament-opening win against China PR in Malaysia. Check out an excerpt from USA Today detailing the match below.

In the 1999 tournament, future U.S. international Taylor Twellman scored his second goal in the 90th minute of a 3-2 Round of 16 defeat to Spain. The brace contributed to Twellman’s four total strikes at the tournament, which saw him win the competition’s Bronze Boot.

Taylor Twellman awarded the Bronze Shoe at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria

USA’s Latest Regular Time Goals at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Player

Game

Competition

Minute

Luca De La Torre

3-3 D vs. Ecuador

Korea Republic 2017

90’+4

Brian Ownby

4-1 W vs. Cameroon

Egypt 2009

90’+1

Chris Faklaris

6-0 W vs. Turkey

Australia 1993

90’

Brian West

1-0 W vs. China PR

Malaysia 1997

90’

Taylor Twellman

2-3 L vs. Spain

Nigeria 1999

90’

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U-20 MNT May 22, 2017

Young Guns Sargent, De La Torre Fire USA to 3-3 Comeback Draw in World Cup Opener vs. Ecuador

INCHEON, Korea Republic (May 22, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team used Luca De La Torre’s cool finish in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a valuable 3-3 draw against Ecuador in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Incheon Football Stadium. The goal came on the heels of a brace from U-20 MNT debutant Josh Sargent, whose two goals helped the USA battle back from an early 2-0 deficit.

After surrendering two goals to Herlin Lino and Bryan Cabezas inside the first seven minutes, the U.S. began to settle in and took control of the game around the half-hour mark. Making his first international appearance at U-20 level, Sargent cut into the lead with a cool finish in the 36th minute before leveling the match with a powerful header in the 54th.

An even game then tilted back towards Ecuador when a misplayed ball out of the back by Jonathan Klinsmann led to Cabezas’ second of the match in the 64th minute. Just as it looked like Ecuador would escape with all three points, De La Torre pounced on a short clearance at the top of the South American’s area and finished inside the right post in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage, rescuing a point for the USA.

Group F’s second match between Senegal and Saudi Arabia is set to be played later on Monday. The game can be seen at 6:50 p.m. ET on FS1 and Telemundo En Vivio.

The U.S. is back at Incheon Football Stadium to take on Senegal in their second game of Group F play on Thursday, May 25. Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET on FS1, FOX Sports Go and Telemundo. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter: @ussoccer_ynt and @ussoccer_esp.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
ECU – Herlin Lino (Washington Corozo), 5th minute: Ecuador got on the board early thanks to a gallivanting run up the right by Corozo, who broke free into the area before centering a pass for Lino as Jonathan Klinsmann came off his line to challenge. With the U.S. goalkeeper out of the net, Lino blasted an effort that just evaded Erik Palmer-Brown’s clearance attempt to give Ecuador the early lead. USA 0, ECU 1  

ECU – Bryan Cabezas (Jhonny Quiñónez), 7th minute: While the U.S. was still collecting itself from the first goal, Ecuador doubled its lead two minutes later. After a spell of possession, central midfielder Jhonny Quiñónez connected with Brayan Cabezas at the top of the box before powering by Tommy Redding and slipping his shot inside the near post. USA 0, ECU 2

USA – Josh Sargent (Luca De La Torre), 36th minute: The U.S. cut into the lead nine minutes before halftime when a penetrating run through the attacking midfield from Luca De La Torre saw the Fulham forward lead Sargent into the box on the right. The 17-year-old took one touch to control before blasting past José Cevallos and inside the near post. USA 1, ECU 2

USA – Josh Sargent (Brooks Lennon), 54th minute: After surviving some nervy minutes at the start of the second half, the U.S. pulled level less than 10 minutes after the interval. A quick build up through midfield saw Tyler Adams slot a ball to Brooks Lennon on the right flank. The Real Salt Lake attacker then sent a pinpoint cross that eluded the Ecuador back line and fell for Sargent, who headed back across goal for his second of the match. USA 2, ECU 2

ECU – Bryan Cabezas (unassisted) 64th minute: Ecuador retook the lead just after the hour mark. Aaron Herrera hit a ball with pace back to Klinsmann, who tried to dribble out of pressure by Wilter Ayoví, but misplayed and cleared directly to Bryan Cabezas, who pounced before firing a low effort inside the right post. USA 2, ECU 3

USA – Luca De La Torre (unassisted), 90+4 minute: The U.S. poured everything forward late in search of the equalizer and it came four minutes into second-half stoppage time. Brooks Lennon served a dangerous cross from the right that was partially cleared by an Ecuador defender, but fell straight into the path of De La Torre, who stepped up and hit a first-time effort inside the lower, right post to rescue a point for the U.S. USA 3, ECU 3 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
ECU – José Cevallos, 39th minute: Moments after giving the USA its first goal of the tournament, Sargent came close again. A ball through midfield saw Tyler Adams flick on for the U.S. forward, who then took a nifty touch at the top of the area to evade Luis Segovia, before Cevallos came off his line well, making a kick save to preserve the lead.  

USA – Erik-Palmer Brown, 50th minute: A quick throw in on the left from Pervis Estupiñánsaw, saw Washington Corozco slip into the box alone and as he looked to cut back for Lino at the end line, Palmer-Brown was there to block the centering pass. 

USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 57th minute: Ecuador nearly pulled back ahead when Wilter Ayoví slipped Herlin Lino into the area, but Klinsmann made himself big as he charged off his line to deny the point-blank attempt.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA and Ecuador faced each for the first time in a FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • Seventeen-year-old Josh Sargent bagged a brace in his first U.S. U-20 MNT appearance. 
  • Luca De La Torre’s goal is his second of the year. The Fulham striker tallied the game-winning goal in the USA’s 4-1 win against Haiti during the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Feb. 21.
  • Carrying on his role from the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, defender Erik Palmer-Brown once again captained the side in its 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup opener.
  • Gedion Zelalem left the match in the 32nd minute due to injury and was replaced by Derrick Jones two minutes later.
  • Jones received a yellow card for a challenge at midfield in the 80th minute.
  • Head coach Tab Ramos moves to 3-3-3 all-time at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Ecuador
Date: May 22, 2017
Competition: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup – Group F
Venue: Incheon Stadium; Incheon, Korea Republic
Kickoff: 4 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local time)
Attendance: 3,886
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             1          2          3
ECU                             2          1          3

ECU – Herlin Lino (Washington Corozo)             5th minute
ECU – Bryan Cabezas (Jhonny Quiñonez)          7
USA – Josh Sargent (Luca de la Torre)              36
USA – Josh Sargent (Brooks Lennon)                54
ECU – Bryan Cabezas                                       64
USA – Luca de la Torre                                     90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 3-Danny Acosta, 4-Tommy Redding, 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (capt.), 14-Aaron Herrera; 7-Eryk Williamson (13-Lagos Kunga, 72), 8-Tyler Adams (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 85), 10-Gedion Zelalem (18-Derrick Jones, 34), 17-Brooks Lennon, 19-Josh Sargent, 20-Luca de la Torre
Subs not used: 2-Auston Trusty, 6-Justen Glad, 9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 12-James Marcinkowski, 15-Jeremy Ebobisse, 16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Brady Scott
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ECU: 1-Jose Cevallos; 4-Kevin Minda, 6-Pervis Estupiñan, 7-Washington Orozco (19-Jordy Caicedo, 77), 8-Wilter Ayovi (17-Joao Rojas, 57), 9-Herlin Lino, 10-Bryan Cabezas, 15-Jordan Sierra (capt.), 16-Jhonny Quiñonez (14-Renny Jaramillo, 89), 18-Feliz Torres, 20-Luis Segovia
Subs not used: 2-Angelo Preciado, 3-Joel Quintero, 5-Juan Nazareno, 11-Yeison Guerrero, 12-Gian Terreros, 13-Jonnathan Bravo, 21-Gabriel Carabali
Head coach: Jose Rodriguez

Stats Summary: USA / ECU
Shots: 6 / 12
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 11
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
ECU – Washington Corozo (caution)            74th minute
USA – Derrick Jones (caution)                     80

Officials: 
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (CHI)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Josh Sargent

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U-20 MNT May 22, 2017

PREVIEW: USA Opens FIFA U-20 World Cup vs. Ecuador

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team kicks off the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on May 22 against Ecuador at Incheon Stadium in Incheon, Korea Republic. The match will air live on FS1 and Telemundo at 4:00 a.m. ET. Fans can also follow all the matches of the U.S. U-20 MNT on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

The U.S. spent seven days in Osaka, Japan as a pre-World Cup training camp before arriving to Incheon on May 17.

U.S. U-20 MNT Roster by Position (Club; Hometown)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), J.T. Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur FC; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (University of New Mexico; Las Cruces, N.M.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal FC; Bethesda, Md.)

FORWARDS (6): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Lagos Kunga (Atlanta United FC Academy; Tucker, Ga.) Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Unattached; Columbus, Ohio), Josh Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallon, Mo.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah)

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U-20 MNT May 21, 2017
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