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U.S. U-20s exit with third loss in four games
June 5th, 2013 8:11PM
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[FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ESPOIRS]The U.S. under-20 men's national team lost to South Korea, 1-0, in its final game at the 41st edition of the Festival International Espoirs at the Stade Louis Hon in St. Raphael, France. The U.S. U-20s finished with three losses in four games, their last tests before Tab Ramos names the 21-player roster for the Under-20 World Cup that kicks off June 21 in Turkey. The roster will be unveiled Friday.

The U.S. held a 12-9 shots advantage against South Korea, but Han Sung Gyu scored the game's lone goal in the 62nd minute for South Korea.

The Chicago Fire's Victor Pineda, who is returning from a long layoff due to a knee injury, had all three shots on the goal. He played all game in what was a critical test for him to show he should be on the Under-20 World Cup roster. He had been a key player for the U-20s last year before his knee injury.

Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill started his first game for the U-20s at the Toulon tournament after being released following MLS play. He has become a starter with the Rapids this season.

Defender Oscar Sortoalso made his first start and appearance of the Toulon Tournament against South Korea.

Ramos' squad is expected to include four starters who were not in France: DeAndre Yedlin, Luis Gil, Jose Villarreal and Mario Rodriguez.

June 5 in Saint-Raphael
South Korea 1 USA 0.Goal: Han 62.
USA -- Cropper; Sorto (Miller, 76), Stanko, O'Neill, Ocegueda (Acosta, 63); Lopez, Trapp; Joya, Garcia, Pineda; Cuevas.
South Korea -- Kim Dong Jun (Ham, 41); Song, Jung (Lee Myung Jae, 80), Kim Yong Hwan, Yeon Jeimin, Lee Changmin (Sim Sangmin, 55), Kang Yun Koo, Han (Woo, 72); Kim Seungjun, Kim Hyun (Heo, 55), Cho.



3 comments
  1. Tom Crossett
    commented on: June 5, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.
    I guess that vaunted US Academy system continues to pay dividends. Hmm, wonder if the boys miss high school soccer.
  1. Phil Love
    commented on: June 6, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.
    Ocegueda, Acosta, Lopez, Joya, Garcia, Pineda, Cuevas in this lineup plus Gil, Villarreal and Rodriguez to be added. Where's that guy who always comments that the US underperforms because they igonore Latino players?
  1. BJ Genovese
    commented on: June 6, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.
    I know right, but the only thing I would say is whether or not they have not had enough time to really scout the younger US academy players who have been in the system for a while. I guess I am a fan of the system because its something. But ODP was probably a good thing at the time of its inception back in 76'. Lets hope if the US academy system becomes as flawed as ODP became they dont let it continue on for 40 years before somebody realizes how defunct it is.

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