U.S. U-20 World Cup Watch: Jaylin Lindsey out after undergoing knee surgery

Sporting KC defender Jaylin Lindsey, who was expected to go to the Under-20 World Cup as the backup right back will miss the tournament after undergoing surgery Friday to repair meniscus damage due his knee.

His injury likely opens up a spot for Julian Araujo, who is also eligible for the 2021 Under-20 World Cup, or Manny Perez.

Of the 30 players on our short list of Under-20 World Cup candidates, eight played for their club's first team over the weekend, including Christian Cappis, who made his first start for Danish club Hobro, and Frankie Amaya, who made his MLS debut off the bench for FC Cincinnati.

Paxton Pomykal was the star with two goals for FC Dallas in its 4-2 win at Real Salt Lake. Making a late run is Brenden Aaronson, who started his second straight game for the Philadelphia Union in a shutout win.

Twelve of the 30 players did not play. (Uly Llanez will be able to officially sign with Wolfsburg on Tuesday when he turns 18.)

U.S. U-20 World Cup 30:
CJ Dos Santos, Benfica Juniores A (POR), did not dress (2-0 vs. Alverca Juniores A)
*Trey Muse, Tacoma Defiance (USL), 90 minutes (1-2 vs. New Mexico United)
Brady Scott, FC Cologne II (GER), on bench (3-0 vs. Borussia Dortmund II)

Right Backs:
Julian Araujo, LA Galaxy (MLS), on bench (2-1 vs. Portland Timbers)
Sergino Dest, Jong Ajax (NED), 90 minutes (2-1 at NEC)
*Manny Perez, North Carolina FC (USL), sub-24 minutes (1-1 vs. Charleston Battery)
Note: Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting KC) out with knee injury.

Aboubacar Keita, Columbus Crew (MLS), did not dress (2-0 vs. Atlanta United)
Mark McKenzie, Philadelphia Union (MLS), on bench (2-0 at FC Cincinnati)
Chris Richards, Bayern Munich U19 (GER), 90 minutes (0-1 at Stuttgarter Kickers)

Left Backs:
Chris Gloster, Hannover 96 II (GER), 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Schwarz-Weiss Rehden)
Edwin Lara, Leon Sub-20 (MEX), 90 minutes (0-5 at Morelia Sub-20)
*Matthew Real, Bethlehem Steel (USL), 90 minutes (2-2 vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds)

Frankie Amaya, FC Cincinnati (MLS), sub-15 minutes (0-2 vs. Philadelphia Union)
Brenden Aaronson, Philadelphia Union (MLS), 89 minutes (2-0 at FC Cincinnati)
Christian Cappis, Hobro (DEN), 69 minutes (3-3 at Vendsyssel)
Chris Durkin, D.C. United (MLS), on bench (2-1 at Orlando City)
Richie Ledezma, PSV O19 (NED), on bench (2-2 at Feyenoord O19)
Alex Mendez, Freiburg U19 (GER), 90 minutes, 1 assist (4-0 vs. Kaiserslautern U19)
Paxton Pomykal, FC Dallas (MLS), 90 minutes, 2 goals (4-2 at Real Salt Lake)
*Brandon Servania, North Texas SC (USL), 90 minutes (3-2 vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves)

Jonathan Amon, FC Nordsjaelland (DEN), did not dress (0-0 at FC Midtylland)
Andrew Carleton, Atlanta United (MLS), sub-38 minutes (0-2 at Columbus Crew)
Konrad de la Fuente, Barcelona Juvenil A (ESP), sub-37 minutes (5-1 vs. Penya Arrabal Juvenil A)
Uly Llanez, unattached
Nick Taitague, Schalke 04 II (GER), did not dress (2-0 vs. Bruenninghausen)
*Tim Weah, Celtic (SCO), on bench (2-1 vs. Rangers)

Ayo Akinola, Toronto FC (MLS), sub-9 minutes (4-0 vs. NYCFC)
Justin Rennicks, New England Revolution (MLS), did not dress (2-1 vs. Minnesota United)
Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen (GER), sub-7 minutes (3-1 vs. Mainz)
Sebastian Soto, Hannover U19 (GER), 54 minutes (1-2 vs. RB Leipzig U19)
Note: Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas) has not yet gained U.S. citizenship.
*On loan.

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