In their opening match, the U.S. U-20s fought back to an important and dramatic 3-3 draw early Monday morning at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Incheon, South Korea. Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse was in the matchday 18 for the game but did not make an appearance.
Sparked by a brace from Josh Sargent and a second half, stoppage time goal from Luca de la Torre, the U.S. earned a key point in their opening Group F match. Though they were outshot 12-6 overall in the match, the Americans were even on shots on goal with five apiece. See the highlights here.
In other Group F action, Senegal defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 to go atop the group. The Americans will next play Senegal in Incheon on Thursday (4am PT, FS1). The U.S. come into the World Cup as the reigning U-20 CONCACAF champions with Ebobisse making five starts in the tournament.
Since it's inception in 1977, the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been contested 21 times with the U.S. participating in 14 of the last 20. Check out www.ussoccer.com for this great primer on the teams and format of this year's edition in South Korea.
Along with Ebobisse, numerous MLS players are included in this year's U.S. squad with the tournament having played a part in a number of of other names of note having been a part of past tournaments: