Two games, two wins. The U.S. U-20s have clinched a spot in the knockout round of the U-20 World Cup after cruising to a 4-0 win over New Zealand. LA's Bradford Jamieson opened the scoring while Emerson Hyndman, Paul Arriola and Rubio Rubin all added goals in the rout. MLSers Matt Miazga (NYRB), Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Marky Delgado (Toronto), and Jamieson (LA) all started for the U.S. while Tommy Thompson (San Jose) once again came in off the bench. Here's the highlights:
Next up for the U.S. is a showdown against the Ukraine with first place in Group A on the line. The Ukraine defeated Myanmar 6-0 today. In other action, Honduras's Bryan Róchez (Orlando City) score dtwo goals in their 4-3 win over Uzbekistan.