The USA will face Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Senegal at the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Coach Tab Ramos' U.S. team, which will open against South American runner-up Ecuador on May 22, qualified by winning the Concacaf U-20 Championship in early March, beating Haiti, St. Kitts & Nevis, Mexico, El Salvador and, in the final, Honduras.
The USA lost in the quarterfinals on PKs at the 2015 U-20 World Cup to eventual champion Serbia, which did not qualify for the 2017 U-20 World Cup. The USA’s best finish in the biennial tournament launched in 1977 was fourth place in 1989 in Saudi Arabia.
Diego Maradona helped out at the draw in Suwon.