United States men's national under-20 soccer team
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.
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|
Major tournament resultsEdit
CONCACAF U-20 Championship recordEdit
- 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 recordEdit
|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|
The following are results from the last 12 months, as well as any matches that have been scheduled.
Caps and goals correct as of May 30, 2019, after the match against Ecuador.
The following players have been called up in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
This section does not have any sources. (May 2021)
|3||Scott E. Kennedy||1992–1993||13|
- "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