The U.S. under-20 national team beat Tigres of Mexico, 1-0, and moved into the semifinals of the Gordon Jago Super Group at the 35th annual Dr Pepper
Dallas Cup. The USA, winner of all three group games, will play Fluminense of Brazil in Friday's semifinals. Game 1: USA 3 River Plate 2 Game 2: USA 3 Eintracht Frankfurt 0 Rubio Rubin
, who will
officially join Dutch club FC Utrecht when he is eligible to be registered on July 1, scored the game's lone goal off an assist from Shaquille Moore
the half. Tab Ramos
started a team that included players from pro clubs in MLS, the NASL, well as teams in Mexico and England, plus two players in
college and two in high school. U.S. starting XI --
Steffen; Moore, Miazga, Amick, Requejo, Gooch, Arriola, Allen, Lopez, Rubin, Spencer.
-- River Plate of Argentina finished second in the USA's group, good enough for a wild-card berth into the semifinals of Coritiba of Brazil, which knocked off defending champion Fulham 3-0.
In other action on Wednesday, both MLS academy clubs were winners: FC Dallas 2-0 over IF Brommapojkarna of Sweden, and the LA Galaxy 4-1 over Chivas de Guadalajara.