United States men's national under-20 soccer team
The Stars and Stripes
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Mikey Varas|
| Jamaica 1–1 United States |
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; April 2, 1964)
| United States 13–0 U.S. Virgin Islands |
(Bradenton, United States; November 3, 2018)
| Mexico 7–1 United States |
(Bayamon, Puerto Rico; September 30, 1976)
|FIFA U-20 World Cup|
|Appearances||16 (first in 1981)|
|Best result||Fourth place: 1989|
|CONCACAF Under-20 Championship|
|Appearances||23 (first in 1964)|
|Best result||Champion: 2017, 2018|
The United States under-20 men's national soccer team are the under-20s of the United States. It is currently controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. The highest level of competition in which the team competes is the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every two years.
Major tournament results[change | change source]
CONCACAF U-20 Championship record[change | change source]
- 1976: Third place. Won preliminary round Group 2. Finished 2nd in 2nd round Group A. Lost to Honduras in semifinal. Beat Guatemala for third place.
- 1978: Second round. Won 1st round Group B. Finished 4th in 2nd round Group A.
- 1980: Second place. Won 1st round New Jersey Group. Beat Bermuda in quarterfinal. Beat Honduras on penalties in semifinal. Lost to Mexico in final.
- 1982: Second place. Won 1st round Group A. Won 2nd round Group A. Beat Guatemala in semifinal. Lost to Honduras in final. Qualified when Honduras was disqualified.
- 1984: Fourth place. Finished 2nd in 1st round Group 2. Finished 2nd in 2nd round Group A. Lost to Mexico in semifinal. Lost to El Salvador for third place.
- 1986: Second place. Won Group B. Finished 2nd in final group.
- 1988: Third place. Finished 2nd in Group 1. Finished third in final group. Qualified when Mexico was disqualified.
- 1990: Third place. Won Group 3. Finished third in final group.
- 1992: Second place. Won Group C. Finished second in final group.
- 1994: First round. Finished second in Group C.
- 1996: Third place. Won Group 2. Finished third in final round.
- 1998:† Qualified. Won Group B.
- 2001:† Qualified. Finished 2nd in Group 1.
- 2003:† Qualified. Finished 2nd in Group B.
- 2005:† Qualified. Won Group A.
- 2007:† Qualified. Won Group A.
- 2009: Runner-up and qualified to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished first in Group 1, ahead of Honduras, Jamaica, and El Salvador. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in a penalty shootout, 4–3, after a scoreless, 120-minute, regulation draw in the semifinals. In the finals the U.S. team lost by a score of 3–0 to Costa Rica.
- 2011: Quarterfinal. Did not qualify for World Cup.
- 2013: Runner-up and qualified to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Won Group A. In the finals the U.S. team lost by a score of 3–1 to Mexico in extra time.
- 2015: Tied for third and qualified to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished second in Group A. Defeated El Salvador 2–0 in the playoff stage.
- 2017: Champion and qualified to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished second in Group B. Won Classification Stage Group D. They defeated Honduras in a penalty shootout, 5–3, after a scoreless, 90-minute, regulation draw in the finals.
- 2018: Champion and qualified to the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Finished first in Group A. Won Classification Stage Group G. They defeated Mexico 2–0 in the finals.
† The tournament was played with a two-group, qualification format from 1998–2007. There was no championship round.
FIFA U-20 World Cup record[change | change source]
|FIFA U-20 World Cup record|
|1977||Did Not Qualify|
|1985||Did Not Qualify|
|1991||Did Not Qualify|
|1995||Did Not Qualify|
|1997||Round of 16||15th||4||1||0||3||2||6|
|1999||Round of 16||11th||4||2||0||2||7||7|
|2001||Round of 16||13th||4||1||1||2||5||5|
|2005||Round of 16||11th||4||2||1||1||4||4|
|2011||Did Not Qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
Honors[change | change source]
- FIFA U-20 World Cup
- Fourth Place (1): 1989
- CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Recent matches[change | change source]
The following are results from the last 12 months, as well as any matches that have been scheduled.
Players[change | change source]
Current squad[change | change source]
The following 22 players were named to the squad for the matches against Croatia and United Arab Emirates on September 5 and 9, 2019, respectively.
Caps and goals correct as of May 30, 2019, after the match against Ecuador.
Recent call-ups[change | change source]
The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
Top goalscorers[change | change source]
This section does not have any sources. (May 2021)
|3||Scott E. Kennedy||1992–1993||13|
Coaches[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Archived from the original on June 15, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
- ↑ "Newsweek". Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
- ↑ USA KICKS OFF NEW U-20 MNT CYCLE WITH TWO MATCHES IN SLOVENIA; USSoccer.com, August 30, 2019