USA advance to U-20 World Cup quarter-finals and still haven’t conceded a single goal as dominating 4-0 win over New Zealand sets up clash with Gambia or Uruguay
- Goals from Owen Wolff, Cade Cowell, Justin Che and Rokas Pukstas sealed it
- The American team has yet to concede a single goal on seven shots on target.
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The United States reached the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in convincing fashion without conceding again after beating New Zealand 4-0 in Mendoza on Tuesday.
The Americans dominated the Round of 16 game with virtually no threat from the New Zealanders, but they struggled to show it on the scoreboard.
After Owen Wolff’s lucky kick off early in the game, the USA didn’t score again until the 61st minute thanks to Cade Cowell. Justin Che and Rokas Pukstas added.
The United States are the only team yet to concede a goal and will next face Gambia or Uruguay, who meet on Thursday.
On Tuesday evening, Uzbekistan, champions of Asia, faced Israel.
Cade Cowell scored the second of four American goals today in a 4-0 win over New Zealand
Defender Justin Che (17) also got in on the action in the Junior All-Whites rout
Gaga Slonina prevented seven opposing shots on target in those four games
The “Baby Yanks” performed well in Argentina, especially after an excellent group stage.
A close opener against Ecuador ended 1-0 in favor of the American after Jonathan Gomez scored in the third minute of injury time.
They followed that up with a 3-0 win over Fiji and then a 2-0 win over Slovakia to finish top of the group stage with nine points and six goals in their favour, without conceding any.
Goalkeeper Gaga Slonina faced seven shots on target combined in the four matches and the Chelsea phenom kept them all clear.