USMNT U-20’s edge Slovakia to cap off unbeaten group stage
The U.S. Beneath-20 males’s nationwide group completed off group stage play on the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Friday, utilizing a first-half purpose from Cade Cowell to assert its third victory in Argentina.
Cowell’s opening purpose within the thirty eighth minute proved to be the distinction as Mikey Varas’ squad edged Slovakia 2-0 of their group stage finale. Niko Tsakiris added a late stoppage-time insurance coverage purpose for the People whereas Gabriel Slonina registered 4 saves to earn his third clear sheet.
Caleb Wiley and Cowell each had early alternatives denied by Slovakia goalkeeper Adam Hrdina earlier than Justin Che and Obed Vargas had been additionally repelled within the opening 25 minutes.
Nonetheless, after Slovakia registered its first warning shot of the watch, the People hit again with the opening purpose. Cowell’s low left-footed drive nestled previous Hrdina into the bottom-left nook for a 1-0 USMNT U-20 benefit.
It marked Cowell’s second purpose of the U-20 World Cup.
Cowell and Slovakia’s Dominik Snajder traded photographs within the second half as each groups tried to seek out the online.
Diego Luna rattled the proper put up within the 67th minute, coming near discovering the again of the online for the second-consecutive match.
Slovakia pushed for a tying purpose, however couldn’t discover one because the USMNT U-20’s held on to finish the group stage unbeaten. Timotej Jambor’s long-range effort in stoppage time was denied by Slonina within the last phases of the match.
Niko Tsakiris completed off Quinn Sullivan’s help within the 96th minute to have fun his first purpose of the competitors.
The People will now face a 3rd place finisher in both Group A, C, or D on Might 30.