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Archives: U-20 World Cup

An Interview With Former USA U-20 World Cup Defender Julian Valentin

Posted on by Edwin Jusino
Julian Valentin vs. Islanders 2010

Former LA Galaxy defender and Tampa Bay Rowdies captain Julian Valentin enjoyed a three year career as a professional soccer player before retiring in 2011.  Before that, he led Wake Forest to to their first NCAA National Championship title in … Continue reading

Eight Players From the 2013 U-20 World Cup Take the Field in Brazil 2014

Posted on by Ben Rosener
Vidal Pogba

World Cup 2014: Eight players from the 2013 U-20 World Cup who will take the field in Brazil 2014 DeAndre Yedlin’s inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s final roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil may have been a surprise to … Continue reading

USA Crashes Out of U-20 World Cup: Can the MLS-USL PRO Partnership Help Fix the Continued Decline of US Youth Development?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
2013-FIFA-U-20-World-Cup

This was supposed to be a different type of United States U-20 team. Managed by US Soccer legend Tab Ramos, the team has more professional players than its predecessors and is in the process of integrating a universal style advocated … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

Posted on by Peter C

After week 29 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 29 205 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   18,417     6   15,959     15,108     192   2006   20,277   10.10%   6  … Continue reading

US 0-3 Germany World Cup Match: Live Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREGAME: US National Team starters for today game on ESPN Classic: Perk, Mayen, Opara, Gale, Davies; Powers, Jeffrey, Mix; Shea, Ownby, Taylor Kyle Davies of FC Dallas (formely of Southampton) captains the US side. Listen to our recent interview with … Continue reading

U-20 World Cup Coverage at MLS Talk

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The U-20 World Cup kicked off yesterday with host nation Egypt beating Trinidad & Tobago 4-1. The US kicks off Group C play tomorrow at 10 am ET versus Germany. All games in the U-20 World Cup can be seen … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

US World Cup Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US U-20 National Team coach Thomas Rongen announced his squad ahead of the upcoming U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Here is the squad. GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn , Ga. ), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton , Wis. … Continue reading

US U-20 Star Signs with Miami FC

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Gale Agbossoumonde will not be going overseas just yet. Two days after USL-1 rival Puerto Rico Islanders advanced in the Champions League, Miami FC has upgraded its squad just before making the trip to face the Islanders. Miami FC today … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

US Advances to U-20 World Cup; Mexico Eliminated

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(Brek Shea photo from MLSNET.com) The United States U-20 National Team secured passage to its twelfth U-20 World Cup by winning its group at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships. The US has advanced out of the group stage of the last … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2007: US Youth Teams

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Best Performance: The US’ 2-1 victory over the Pato led Brazil squad at the U-20 World Cup in Canada Biggest Revelation: Sal Zizzo. The UCLA product playing out wide in the US midfield for the U-20s got himself a contract … Continue reading

Miles to Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

Miles Yet To Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

US U-20 History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have gotten a number of requests for a historical perspective on the US run at the U-20 World Cup. Contrary to what many may think, the US actually has quite a proud tradition of advancing in this competition but … Continue reading

US U-20 World Cup History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have gotten a number of requests for a historical perspective on the US run at the U-20 World Cup. Contrary to what many may think, the US actually has quite a proud tradition of advancing in this competition but … Continue reading

US to face Uruguay in Round of 16

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US will face Uruguay in the Round of 16 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Wednesday night at 7:45pm eastern time.

US to face Uruguay in Round of 16

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team which won Group D in the FIFA U-20 World Cup will Uruguay, the 3rd place finisher in Group B, Wednesday at 7:45pm eastern time.