Welcome to your live match thread for the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team match, as the Yanks face St. Kitts and Nevis in the final game of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship group stage! After a poor outing against Panama, the USA rebounded with a come-from-behind, blowout against Haiti.
Against Haiti, the U.S. started slow and went down early, but the Americans were able to tie the game before the end of the half. In the last 45 minutes, the U.S. dominated and, thanks to a Brooks Lennon hat trick, won 4-1. The Real Salt Lake academy product, who is on loan with RSL from Liverpool for 2017, was deservingly named Man of the Match.
Orlando City’s Tommy Redding started and played the full 90. Redding will start again and, if things go the Yanks’ way, will get another 90 minutes, under his belt. It is vital for the Orlando City Homegrown player’s development that the U.S. wins and moves on in the tournament.
After this round, the top two teams from each group qualify for the classification stage. The classification stage consists of two groups of three teams. Each team will play one another in their respective group, and the top two teams from each group qualify for the U-20 World Cup. In addition, the top teams from each group will play each other in the tournament final.
Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown).
Defenders: Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Marlon Fossey (Fulham FC), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union).
Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana University), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland).
Forwards: Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas).
How to Watch:
Match Time: 5:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa — Tibas, Costa Rica.
Streaming: CONCACAF FaceBook Live.
Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @ussoccer_ynt.
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