U.S. U-20 World Cup Watch: Injury scares for Pomykal and Araujo

Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas) and Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), two of the top U.S. U-20s in MLS, came off with injuries this past week, but their injuries aren't considered serious.

Pomykal left at halftime of the FC Dallas match against San Jose after favoring his hamstring. Following the game, FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez said Pomykal was removed as a precaution.

Araujo, 17, was arguably the best player on the field for the Galaxy in its 0-0 tie at Minnesota United on Wednesday before injuring his ankle. He was held out of Sunday's match against Real Salt Lake.

Konrad De la Fuente assisted on Barcelona's first goal in the UEFA Youth League semifinal against Chelsea, Barca, the defending champion, fell in a shootout after the game ended 2-2. Chelsea plays Porto in Monday's final.

U.S. U-20 World Cup 30:
Goalkeepers:
CJ Dos Santos, Benfica Sub 23 (POR), 90 minutes (3-1 vs. Sporting Braga Sub 23)
*Trey Muse, Tacoma Defiance (USL), 90 minutes (0-3 at San Antonio FC)
David Ochoa, Real Salt Lake, did not play (1-2 at LA Galaxy)
Brady Scott, FC Cologne II (GER), did not play (3-0 vs. Wiedenbrueck)

Right Backs:

Julian Araujo, LA Galaxy (MLS), did not play (2-1 vs. Real Salt Lake)
Sergino Dest, Ajax O19 (NED), Monday vs. Feyenoord O19
*Manny Perez, North Carolina FC (USL), 90 minutes, 1 assist (4-1 vs. Hartford Athletic)

Centerbacks:
Aboubacar Keita, Richmond Kickers (USL), sub-14 minutes (1-0 vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves)
Mark McKenzie, Philadelphia Union (MLS), did not play (1-1 at Vancouver Whitecaps)
Chris Richards, Bayern Munich U19 (GER), 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Karlsruhe U19)
James Sands, NYCFC (MLS), 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Orlando City)

Left Backs:

Chris Gloster, Hannover 96 II (GER), 90 minutes (1-1 at Holstein Kiel II)
Edwin Lara, Leon Sub-20 (MEX), 90 minutes (1-1 at Guadalajara)
*Matthew Real, Philadelphia Union (MLS), did not play (1-1 at Vancouver Whitecaps)

Midfielders:
*Frankie Amaya, Orange County SC (USL), 59 minutes (2-2 at Fresno FC)
Brenden Aaronson, Philadelphia Union (MLS), 60 minutes (1-1 at Vancouver Whitecaps)
Christian Cappis, Hobro (DEN), did not play (1-1 at AaB)
Edwin Cerrillo, FC Dallas (MLS), 90 minutes (0-0 vs. San Jose Earthquakes)
Chris Durkin, D.C. United (MLS), 90 minutes (0-1 at Minnesota United)
Richie Ledezma, PSV O19 (NED), idle
Alex Mendez, Freiburg U19 (GER), 90 minutes (1-2 vs. VfB Stuttgart)
Paxton Pomykal, FC Dallas (MLS), 45 minutes (0-0 vs. San Jose Earthquakes)
*Brandon Servania, North Texas AC (USL), 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Orlando City B)

Wingers:
Jonathan Amon, FC Nordsjaelland (DEN), Monday vs. FC Midtjylland
Andrew Carleton, Atlanta United (MLS), 68 minutes (0-2 at Ottawa Fury)
Konrad de la Fuente, Barcelona Juvenil A (ESP), 82 minutes, 1 assist (2-2 vs. Chelsea U19, 4-5 on PKs)
Uly Llanez, Wolfsburg U19 (GER), ineligible until 2019-20 season.
*Tim Weah, Celtic (SCO), did not play (1-0 vs. Kilmarnock)

Forwards:
Ayo Akinola, Toronto FC (MLS), sub-23 minutes (1-2 vs. Portland Timbers)
Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen (GER), did not play (1-4 at Fortuna Duesseldorf)
Sebastian Soto, Hannover 96 (GER), did not play (1-0 vs. Mainz)
*On loan.
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