U.S. Soccer

10-Man USA Ties Saudi Arabia 1-1, Wins Group F at 2017 U-20 World Cup

DAEJEON, Korea Republic (May 28, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team finished atop Group F at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia, striking first and then being forced to play a man down for 45 minutes. The result sees the USA advance to the Round of 16 for a second-straight tournament, where Group E runner up New Zealand awaits.

It was another solid performance from the U.S., which enjoyed the majority of possession and attacking opportunities in a first half that saw young Yanks take the lead but also suffer what could be some costly cards as right back Aaron Herrera and defensive midfielder Derrick Jones were both issued cautions that will keep them out of the next match.

The USA’s positive play was rewarded in the 40th minute when Brooks Lennon capitalized on a sleeping Saudi defense to tap home a rebound to give his team the lead and record his first goal of the tournament.

Shortly before the goal, U.S. center back Cameron Carter-Vickers had been shown a yellow card when a Saudi player went down easily after Carter-Vickers had touched his shoulder as the two found themselves in a footrace near midfield. Carter-Vickers and the USA would suffer from a second dubious caution five minutes later when referee Diego Haro harshly brandished another yellow card, reducing the U.S. to 10 men at the stroke of halftime.

Playing a man down for the entirety of the second 45, the well-organized U.S. defense dug in and surrendered very few opportunities, buttressed by the addition of center back Justen Glad.

The Green Falcons managed to get on the board via a corner kick in the 75th minute as Abdulelah Alamri headed home to level the match, but it was all they could muster as the U.S. maintained their defensive pressure and closed out the match without giving away a significant opportunity.

Simultaneously in Group F, Ecuador and Senegal played to a 0-0 draw. The result secured second spot for Senegal, while ending Ecuador’s time at the tournament as they exited bottom of the group.

The U.S. now moves on to play New Zealand in the Round of 16 on Thursday, June 1at Incheon Stadium in Incheon, Korea Republic. Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET on FS1, FOX Sports Go and Telemundo En Vivo. The two nations previously met during the group stage of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the United States collecting a 4-0 shutout. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt and @ussoccer_esp.

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

3

1

0

2

5

5

4

+1

Senegal

3

1

1

1

4

2

1

+1

Saudi Arabia

3

1

1

1

4

3

4

-1

Ecuador

3

0

1

2

1

4

5

-1

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Brooks Lennon, 40th minute: The U.S. caught Saudi Arabia napping with Sebastian Saucedo getting free to the left of the Green Falcons area. He played into the box for Josh Sargent, who controlled the ball before finding Luca de la Torre near the penalty spot. De la Torre was able to maneuver into a shooting lane but saw his low effort saved by the Saudi ‘keeper. The rebound fell perfectly for Lennon who was stationed at the back right post, and the U.S. winger tapped home his first goal of the tournament. USA 1, KSA 0

KSA – Abdulelah Alamri (Sami Alnaji), 75th minute: Saudi captain Alnaji whipped in an out-swinging corner kick from the right side that Alamri met with an unchallenged header at the top of the six-yard box. The powerful headed shot left U.S. ‘keeper little chance as it spun into the far left side of the goal. USA 1, KSA 1 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 4th minute: Saudi Arabia got out on a counter attack after a U.S. corner kick was cleared with Abdulrahman Alyami sprinting down the right flank. With a defender in tow as he entered the U.S. box, Alyami unleashed a low drive from a wide angle that Klinsmann did well to get low and snuff out at his near post.

USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 68h minute: The U.S. repelled Saudi Arabia’s initial attack as captain Erik Palmer-Brown poked the ball away from Alyami, but it rolled right to Ayman Alkhulaif on the right edge of the area. Alkhulaif dribbled toward the right post along the end line before blasting a shot toward the far corner from close range, but Klinsmann was equal to it with a strong parry.

Additional Notes:

  • Brooks Lennon tallied his first goal of the tournament to go along with his assist in the 3-3 opening draw against Ecuador. The Real Salt Lake attacker has five goals and two assists in 10 international matches during 2017.
  • Tab Ramos made one change from the starting XI that faced Senegal, inserting Sebastian Saucedo in midfield for Eryk Williamson.
  • Center back Cameron Carter-Vickers was sent off after being shown yellow cards in the 40th minute and during the first minute of first-half stoppage time. The U.S. played down a man the rest of the way and will also be without Carter-Vickers as he serves an automatic one-game suspension against New Zealand in the Round of 16.
  • The USA will also be without right back Aaron Herrera and central midfielder Derrick Jones against New Zealand. Both players were shown their second yellow cards of the tournament in the eighth and 32nd minutes, respectively.
  • The game was the second meeting between the two nations at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and first since the U.S. earned a 1-0 win during the group stage of the 1987 tournament in Chile.
  • Ramos moves to 4-3-4 all-time at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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U-20 MNT May 28, 2017

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Saudi Arabia
Date: May 28, 2017
Competition: 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup – Group F
Venue: Daejeon World Cup Stadium; Daejeon, Korea Republic
Kickoff: 5 a.m. ET (6 p.m. local time)
Attendance: 5,460
Weather: 83 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             1          0          1
KSA                             0          1          1

USA – Brooks Lennon                                       40th minute
KSA – Abdulelah Alamri (Sami Alnaji)                 74

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 3-Danny Acosta, 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (capt.), 16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 14-Aaron Herrera; 20-Luca de la Torre (7-Eryk Williamson, 89), 18-Derrick Jones, 8-Tyler Adams; 11-Sebastian Saucedo (6-Justen Glad, 46), 19-Josh Sargent (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 70), 17-Brooks Lennon
Subs not used: 2-Auston Trusty, 4-Tommy Redding, 12-James Marcinkowski, 13-Lagos Kunga, 15-Jeremy Ebobisse, 21-Brady Scott
Not available: 10-Gedion Zelalem
Head coach: Tab Ramos

KSA: 1-Amin Albukhari; 2-Anas Zabbani (20-Mansour Almuwallad, 73), 5-Abdulelah Alamri, 6-Sami Alnaji (capt.), 7-Khalid Alsamiri (19-Fahad Alrashidi, 58), 10-Ayman Alkhulaif, 11-Abdulrahman Alyami, 13-Hassan Altambakti, 14-Ali Alasmari, 16-Abdulrahman Aldosari, 17-Abdullah Tarmin (15-Naif Kireiri, 68)
Subs not used: 3-Mohammad Albassas, 4-Awn Alsaluli, 8-Yousef Alharbi, 9-Hassan Alqayd, 12-Saleh Alohaymid, 18-Nasser Aldawsari, 21-Mohammed Alyami
Head coach: Saad Alshehri

Stats Summary: USA / KSA
Shots: 9 / 12
Shots on Goal: 2 / 5
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 14 / 18
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Aaron Herrera (caution)                    8th minute
KSAAbdulrahman Aldosari (caution)         23
KSA – Sami Alnaji (caution)                         30
USA – Derrick Jones (caution)                     32
KSA – Abdullah Tarmin (caution)                 33
USA – Cameron Carter-Vickers (caution)     40
USA - Cameron Carter-Vickers (caution)      45
USA - Cameron Carter-Vickers (sent off)      45
KSA - Abdulelah Alamri (caution)                 65

Officials:
Referee: Diego Haro (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jonny Bossio (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Raul Lopez (PER)
Fourth Official: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Tyler Adams

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GALLERY: U-20 MNT Wins Group F at U-20 World Cup with 1-1 Tie vs. Saudi Arabia

Photos from the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia in its third and final Group F match of the 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup Korea Republic. A 40th minute Brooks Lennon rebound put the USA up 1-0, but the game later shifted in favor of Saudi Arabia after USA Center Back Cameron Carter-Vickers was issued his second yellow card of the game, forcing the USA to play a man down for the entire second half. Saudi Arabia did well to capitalize, heading in a free kick opportunity in the 74th minute. Next, the U-20 MNT face New Zealand in the Round of 16 with a future meeting with Venezuela on the line. That game can be seen on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 a.m. ET (FS1, TELEMUNDO EN VIVO). Read more
U-20 MNT May 29, 2017

10-Man USA Ties Saudi Arabia 1-1, Wins Group F at 2017 U-20 World Cup

DAEJEON, Korea Republic (May 28, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team finished atop Group F at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia, striking first and then being forced to play a man down for 45 minutes. The result sees the USA advance to the Round of 16 for a second-straight tournament, where Group E runner up New Zealand awaits.

It was another solid performance from the U.S., which enjoyed the majority of possession and attacking opportunities in a first half that saw young Yanks take the lead but also suffer what could be some costly cards as right back Aaron Herrera and defensive midfielder Derrick Jones were both issued cautions that will keep them out of the next match.

The USA’s positive play was rewarded in the 40th minute when Brooks Lennon capitalized on a sleeping Saudi defense to tap home a rebound to give his team the lead and record his first goal of the tournament.

Shortly before the goal, U.S. center back Cameron Carter-Vickers had been shown a yellow card when a Saudi player went down easily after Carter-Vickers had touched his shoulder as the two found themselves in a footrace near midfield. Carter-Vickers and the USA would suffer from a second dubious caution five minutes later when referee Diego Haro harshly brandished another yellow card, reducing the U.S. to 10 men at the stroke of halftime.

Playing a man down for the entirety of the second 45, the well-organized U.S. defense dug in and surrendered very few opportunities, buttressed by the addition of center back Justen Glad.

The Green Falcons managed to get on the board via a corner kick in the 75th minute as Abdulelah Alamri headed home to level the match, but it was all they could muster as the U.S. maintained their defensive pressure and closed out the match without giving away a significant opportunity.

Simultaneously in Group F, Ecuador and Senegal played to a 0-0 draw. The result secured second spot for Senegal, while ending Ecuador’s time at the tournament as they exited bottom of the group.

The U.S. now moves on to play New Zealand in the Round of 16 on Thursday, June 1at Incheon Stadium in Incheon, Korea Republic. Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET on FS1, FOX Sports Go and Telemundo En Vivo. The two nations previously met during the group stage of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the United States collecting a 4-0 shutout. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt and @ussoccer_esp.

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

3

1

0

2

5

5

4

+1

Senegal

3

1

1

1

4

2

1

+1

Saudi Arabia

3

1

1

1

4

3

4

-1

Ecuador

3

0

1

2

1

4

5

-1

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Brooks Lennon, 40th minute: The U.S. caught Saudi Arabia napping with Sebastian Saucedo getting free to the left of the Green Falcons area. He played into the box for Josh Sargent, who controlled the ball before finding Luca de la Torre near the penalty spot. De la Torre was able to maneuver into a shooting lane but saw his low effort saved by the Saudi ‘keeper. The rebound fell perfectly for Lennon who was stationed at the back right post, and the U.S. winger tapped home his first goal of the tournament. USA 1, KSA 0

KSA – Abdulelah Alamri (Sami Alnaji), 75th minute: Saudi captain Alnaji whipped in an out-swinging corner kick from the right side that Alamri met with an unchallenged header at the top of the six-yard box. The powerful headed shot left U.S. ‘keeper little chance as it spun into the far left side of the goal. USA 1, KSA 1 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 4th minute: Saudi Arabia got out on a counter attack after a U.S. corner kick was cleared with Abdulrahman Alyami sprinting down the right flank. With a defender in tow as he entered the U.S. box, Alyami unleashed a low drive from a wide angle that Klinsmann did well to get low and snuff out at his near post.

USA – Jonathan Klinsmann, 68h minute: The U.S. repelled Saudi Arabia’s initial attack as captain Erik Palmer-Brown poked the ball away from Alyami, but it rolled right to Ayman Alkhulaif on the right edge of the area. Alkhulaif dribbled toward the right post along the end line before blasting a shot toward the far corner from close range, but Klinsmann was equal to it with a strong parry.

Additional Notes:

  • Brooks Lennon tallied his first goal of the tournament to go along with his assist in the 3-3 opening draw against Ecuador. The Real Salt Lake attacker has five goals and two assists in 10 international matches during 2017.
  • Tab Ramos made one change from the starting XI that faced Senegal, inserting Sebastian Saucedo in midfield for Eryk Williamson.
  • Center back Cameron Carter-Vickers was sent off after being shown yellow cards in the 40th minute and during the first minute of first-half stoppage time. The U.S. played down a man the rest of the way and will also be without Carter-Vickers as he serves an automatic one-game suspension against New Zealand in the Round of 16.
  • The USA will also be without right back Aaron Herrera and central midfielder Derrick Jones against New Zealand. Both players were shown their second yellow cards of the tournament in the eighth and 32nd minutes, respectively.
  • The game was the second meeting between the two nations at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and first since the U.S. earned a 1-0 win during the group stage of the 1987 tournament in Chile.
  • Ramos moves to 4-3-4 all-time at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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U-20 MNT May 28, 2017

USA Looks to Clinch Group vs. Saudi Arabia | 5am ET | FS1, Telemundo

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team continues the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with its third and final Group F game against Saudi Arabia on Sunday, May 28. The match kicks off at Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon, Korea Republic at 5 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on FS1 and Telemundo. Fans can also follow along on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

After a wild, opening 3-3 draw vs. Ecuador and a strong 1-0 victory against Senegal on Thursday, the U.S. sits atop Group F with four points. While results in Saturday’s matches could see the U.S. through to the Round of 16 before it faces Saudi Arabia, Tab Ramos’ side enters Sunday needing a win or tie to guarantee a second-place finish in the group. Through a variety of scenarios, the U.S. could potentially finish second or third in Group F with a loss and still advance to the Round of 16.

“We know that we control our own destiny,” U.S. U-20 head coach Tab Ramos said. “If we win the next game, we are first in the group. That doesn’t happen very often, so we’ll be happy to do that.”

Saudi Arabia comes into the match with three points after splitting their first two Group F contests. The Green Falcons opened group play with a 2-0 loss to Senegal before bouncing back with a stunning 2-1 win against South American power Ecuador. With a win vs. the USA, Saudi Arabia would guarantee its advancement to the Round of 16.

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

2

1

0

1

4

4

3

+1

Senegal

2

1

1

0

3

2

1

+1

Saudi Arabia

2

1

1

0

3

2

3

-1

Ecuador

2

0

1

1

1

4

5

-1

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group Pairings:
Group A: Korea Republic (host), Guinea, Argentina, England
Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Vanuatu, Mexico
Group C: Zambia, Portugal, Iran, Costa Rica
Group D: South Africa, Japan, Italy, Uruguay
Group E: France, Honduras, Vietnam, New Zealand
Group F: Ecuador, USA, Saudi Arabia, Senegal

U.S. U-20 MNT’s Group F Schedule:
May 22, 4 a.m. ET: Ecuador 3, USA 3; Incheon Stadium, Incheon
May 25, 7 a.m. ET: Senegal 0, USA 1; Incheon Stadium, Incheon
May 28, 5 a.m. ET: USA vs. Saudi Arabia; Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon

RED HOT JOSH SARGENT

After becoming the youngest U.S. player to score at a FIFA U-20 World Cup (beating out current Men’s National Team striker Jozy Altidore for the distinction), Josh Sargent continued his role as designated scorer vs. Senegal by burying the game’s only goal on Thursday. Heading into Sunday’s group finale, Sargent’s three strikes place him one behind Venezuela’s Sergio Córdova for the tournament’s Golden Boot lead. 

Sargent also sits one goal behind Taylor Twellman (1999), Eddie Johnson (2003) and Jozy Altidore (2007) for most goals scored by a U.S. player (four) at a single FIFA U-20 World Cup.

A SEA OF RED RETURNS

After wearing white jerseys in their opening match against Ecuador, the USA donned its all-red kit against Senegal. The wardrobe change marked the U-20 MNT as the first U.S. Youth National Team, to wear the red jerseys, and the side will once again wear the red kit against Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

The newer look was first revealed by U.S. Soccer at midnight on Valentine’s Day earlier this year and debuted by the senior U.S. Women’s National Team when they defeated Germany 1-0 in the opening match of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup on March 1. The U.S. Men’s National Team first wore red in a 6-0 World Cup Qualifying win against Honduras on May 24.

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)

*Gedion Zelalem suffered a knee injury during the USA’s opening match against Ecuador and has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.


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U-20 MNT May 26, 2017

Five Things to Know About the Saudi Arabia U-20 MNT

After picking up four points through the first two games, the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team will finish group play at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Saudi Arabia, who comes into the match with three points. The final match of the group stage will take place on Sunday, May 28 at 5 a.m. ET and will be televised live on FS1 and Telemundo.

Here are five things you should know about Saudi Arabia.

How They Qualified

Saudi Arabia reached the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup through the 2016 Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship where they finished as runners-up after falling to Japan on 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw. Sami Alnajai and Abdulrahman Alyami were the joint leading scorers at the tournament with four goals each.

Group Stage
Oct. 13, 2016 – 3-2 L vs. Bahrain
Oct. 16, 2016 – 4-0 W vs. Thailand
Oct. 19, 2016 – 2-1 W vs. South Korea

Knockout Stage
Oct. 23, 2016 – 2-2 D (6-5 W on penalties) vs. Iraq
Oct. 27, 2016 – 6-5 W vs. Iran
Oct. 30, 2016 – 0-0 D (5-3 L on penalties) vs. Japan

U-20 World Cup History

Saudi Arabia is making its eighth all-time appearance at the U-20 World Cup, but just its second since 2003. The Green Falcons’ most recent appearance came at the 2011 tournament, where they made it out of the group stage for the first time. Saudi Arabia finished runner-up in a group with Nigeria, Guatemala and Croatia before falling 3-0 to eventual champion Brazil in the Round of 16. 

Saudi Arabia’s group stage wins against Croatia and Guatemala in 2011 were its first wins in the tournament since 1989, when it the nation hosted the competition and earned a victory over Portugal.

The Danger Man

After scoring four goals to tie for the tournament lead at the 2016 Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship, Abdulrahman Alyami scored a pair of goals for Saudi Arabia in its 2-1 victory against Ecuador on May 25. Alyami is in the youth system for Riyadh-based Al Hilal, the the most successful club in Saudi Arabia having won 57 major trophies, including the Saudi Professional League 14 times. Alyami has not made an appearance for the Al Hilal first team. 

The Manager

Saad Alshehri took over last fall as the head coach of the Saudi Arabia U-20 National Team after winning youth championships with Al Ittifaq and Al Nassr. As a player, Alshehri represented Saudi Arabia at the 1999 U-20 World Cup in Nigeria, seeing action in a pair of matches against Australia and Republic of Ireland. 

He had ambitions of representing his country at the highest level in the 2002 FIFA World Cup before injury ended his career. Following his injury, Alshehri began working as a physical education teacher which would lead to his career in coaching.

Penalty Save Specialist

Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Amin Albukhari was in the spotlight for The Green Falcons in their second group stage match against Ecuador when he saved Bryan Cabezas’ penalty kick in first-half stoppage time. It was not the first time that Albukhari had been the hero for his country on a penalty kick. In the 2016 Asian U-19 Championship Quarterfinals, the goalkeeper made a pair of saves in the Saudi Arabia’s shootout win against Iraq, helping clinch their place in the 2017 U-20 World Cup.

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U-20 MNT May 26, 2017

Five Things to Know About U-20 'Keeper Jonathan Klinsmann

Awarded the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, Jonathan Klinsmann is back to anchor the defense for the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team as it prepares to open the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic on May 22 against Ecuador.

Here are five things you should know about the U.S. goalkeeper:

Making His Own Way
The son of a legendary World Cup winning striker for Germany and former U.S. MNT head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, Jonathan has carved a different path as a goalkeeper. Just like his father, the younger Klinsmann started out as a forward and only casually played goalkeeper with friends, but eventually

 fell in love with the position as he joined the FC Bayern Munich youth team in 2008.

After moving back to California, Klinsmann was part of U.S. Soccer Development Academy side in Irvine, Calif. Klinsmamn made 33 appearances in his final season before moving on to college at the University of California.  

California Dreaming
Klinsmann enrolled at Berkeley in the fall of 2015, appearing in eight games while making four starts during his rookie campaign for the Golden Bears. His workload increased as a sophomore in 2016 as he appeared in 14 of Cal’s 17 games, including 12 starts. Klinsmann follows a number of other highly successful goalkeepers who have made their college home with the Golden Bears, a list that includes MLS veterans Josh Saunders (2001-02), Stefan Frei (2005-08) and U.S. MNT goalkeeper David Bingham (2008–10).

The Legacy of the American No. 1
The clear-cut starting goalkeeper for the U.S. U-20 team during qualifying, Klinsmann has appeared for U.S. Youth National Teams in a variety of age groups, including a U-23 camp in 2015 while just 18 years old. In 2016, he appeared in six of eight U-20 international matches for the U.S. Klinsmann has been between the posts for six of the team’s seven matches this year, with the U.S. recording a 4-1-1 mark in those games.

A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Klinsmann looks to follow in a long line of highly-decorated U.S. goalkeepers who have gone to the U-20 World Cup, a list that includes Tony Meola, Kasey Keller, Nick Rimando and Tim Howard.

The Man with the Golden Glove
At the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, Klinsmann won the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper, appearing in five of six matches at the competition as the U.S. claim its first U-20 regional crown. Klinsmann recorded a pair of clean sheets during the tournament, including one in the final against Honduras, a match the U.S. would go on to win on penalty kicks, 5-3.  

A Busy Spring
Following the successful CONCACAF U-20 Championship in early March, Klinsmann kept himself sharp with a pair of training stints with European professional clubs. The first of the two stops was with one of his father’s former clubs in Germany, VfB Stuttgart; he also spent a portion of the spring with Everton of the English Premier League.

Shortly after his time at Everton, Klinsmann rejoined the U.S. in London for its final training camp before the selection of the 21-man squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

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U-20 MNT May 19, 2017
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