Under-20 World Cup: Results & Schedule
USA Player Ratings
5 Zack Steffen (Freiburg/GER)
Snagged a bunch of crosses. Beaten on a 30-yard free kick and two close-range shots.
Moore (Huracan Valencia/ESP)
Right back's struggles hit a low when beaten by Vladyslav Kabaiev when he served up Viktor Kovalenko’s second goal.
Committed the foul -- unnecessary as Kovalenko had his back to the goal -- that led to the 1-0 free kick. Lost track of Kovalenko on the second goal. And missed a chance to stop Eduard Sobol when he set up the third.
3 Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting KC)
In his first tournament appearance, replacing central defender Matt Miazga, who was carrying a yellow card, helped backline weather the first half storm but floundered with the rest in the second half.
3 Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)
Left back ended two rare promising sequences with bad crosses. Cautioned for one of the 22 fouls committed by the USA.
3 Marco Delgado (Toronto FC)
Defensive midfielder chased shadows as Ukraine had a 55-45 percent edge in first-half possession. Yellow-carded for flagrant foul in second. Biggest contribution was a blocked shot that may have been a handball.
Goalkeeper Bohdan Saranavskyi cheated off his line but Hyndman’s PK was still poorly taken. His intercepted pass led to Ukraine’s third goal and he missed a chance to win it back.
3 Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal/ENG)
Came down from his stellar performance against New Zealand with a thud.
3 Jordan Allen
(Real Salt Lake)
Wouldn’t have been noticed except for drawing a (soft?) penalty kick and getting cautioned.
4 Paul Arriola (Tijuana/MEX)
Set up the best U.S. chance (see Jamieson).
3 Bradford Jamieson (LA Galaxy)
Whiffed on a close-range opportunity set up by Arriola on a rare U.S. attack. Lost one-on-one battles, often getting called for fouls.
4 Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors/ARG)
Sparked a couple of attacks after replacing Delgado in the 60th minute.
3 Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht/NED)
Played the final 23 minutes without contributing.
nr Conor Donovan (Orlando City)
Replaced Hyndman in the 84th minute.
(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)
June 5 in Auckland
USA 0 Ukraine 3. Goal: Kovalenko 56, 74, 79.
USA -- Steffen, Moore, Carter-Vickers, Palmer-Brown, Acosta, Delgado (Sonora 60), Hyndman (Donovan 84), Zelalem, Allen (Rubin 67), Arriola, Jamieson.
Ukraine -- Sarnavskyi, Kacharaba, Burda, Chumak (Habelok 80), Polehenko, Kabaiev, Biesiedin (Yaremchuk 85), Luchkevych (Tkachuk 87), Kovalenko, Sobol, Kharatin.