Agony in Argentina for USA as they are knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup with 2-0 defeat to Uruguay after Anderson Duarte’s opener and Joshua Wynder’s own goal
- Uruguay opened the scoring in the 21st minute through Anderson Duarte
- An own goal by USA’s Joshua Wynder doubled the lead in the 56th minute
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The United States’ Under-20 team suffered heartbreak in Argentina as it was knocked out of the World Cup Sunday evening.
USA was defeated by Uruguay at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in the quarterfinals.
The South Americans beat the United States 2-0 in Santiago del Estero, dominating the match from start to finish.
Uruguay will take on Israel on Thursday, the same day South Korea will face Italy for a place in the final.
Uruguay opened the scoring in the 21st minute after a counter-attack put Anderson Duarte in front of an empty goal. The Uruguayans doubled their lead in the 56th minute through an own goal by Joshua Wynder.
USA was defeated by Uruguay 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup Sunday
Uruguay opened the scoring in the 21st minute through Anderson Duarte
The Uruguayans doubled their lead in the 56th minute through an own goal by Joshua Wynder
The United States did not concede any goals in their first four matches in the tournament.
‘That´s life. If you don´t have enough, you don´t win,’ U.S. coach Mikey Varas told the official broadcaster after the match. ‘They fought, they have what they had and they had a great tournament here.’
Uruguay coach Marcelo Brioli agreed that the first goal of the match came when the U.S. team was dominating.
‘The first minutes of the match were hard, but our team’s maturity made the difference,’ Brioli said.
None of the four teams left in the tournament has ever won it. Uruguay was runner up in 1997 and 2013. Israel is playing in the U-20 World Cup for the first time.