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USA attain U-20 World Cup knockouts: Cade Cowell sparks Group B-topping win


May 26, 2023

After the most recent lead to Argentina, head coach Mikey Varas’ workforce will face a to-be-determined third-place finisher within the Spherical of 16 on Tuesday, Might 30. The Concacaf champions posted a plus-six aim differential in Group B whereas acquiring three straight shutout victories over Ecuador, Fiji and Slovakia throughout a week-long stretch.

Cowell’s breakthrough got here within the thirty eighth minute, embarking on a shocking solo run from midfield earlier than reducing previous a number of defenders and ending low previous goalkeeper Adam Hrdina. Tsakiris then doubled the US benefit within the 96th minute, gathering a chipped cross from Philadelphia Union homegrown Quinn Sullivan earlier than ending on the close to submit.

Previous to Tsakiris’ shining second, Cowell had a number of possibilities to double the Yanks’ benefit by way of his highly effective runs and Actual Salt Lake attacker Diego Luna struck the submit within the 67th minute when attempting to finesse dwelling a shot. Former Chicago Fireplace FC goalkeeper Gaga Slonina additionally made an important first-half cease to protect the win, displaying a powerful hand on a top-corner-bound shot.

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