Gaga Slonina helped the USA go into the knockout phases of the Beneath-20 World Cup as group winners with most factors.
The younger Chelsea goalkeeper had already performed his half because the USA secured their place within the final 16 of the Beneath-20 World Cup by profitable their opening two fixtures towards Ecuador and Fiji.
America and Slovakia had been each on most factors as they met on Friday night to resolve which crew would undergo as Group B winners, and Gaga Slonina continued his run of that includes in each minute of his nation’s marketing campaign in Argentina.
Similar to their earlier two video games, the USA impressed and had been on high for almost all of the match, striker Cade Cowell giving them the lead on the finish of an extended solo run in the direction of the tip of the primary half.
Nevertheless, Slonina was referred to as into motion because the USA wanted him to take care of their slender benefit into the break, stretching throughout with a robust arm to swat away a Mario Sauer effort which seemed destined for the highest nook of the web.
One other positive particular person objective by substitute Niko Tsakiris in damage time on the finish of the second half made the ultimate rating 2-0, which means for the primary time the USA finish the group stage at an Beneath-20 World Cup with a most 9 factors.
They are going to play their last-16 tie on Tuesday 30 Could, when they’ll face one of many third-place groups with the very best group-stage report, with Italy and Brazil at the moment among the many potential opponents.