US Under-20 men’s team draws 2-2 with Canada in Game 2 of the U-20 Concacafe Championship

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (June 20, 2022) – The US Under-20 men’s team took on Canada 2-2 in their second Group E match at the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship. Despite dominating for long stretches of play against the Canadian low block, the US had to come from behind twice to score a point that evening.rd and again on strong striker Cade Cowell at 72th.

Due to the draw, the United States finished first in Group E and advanced to the playoffs of the tournament. The US will face Cuba on Wednesday (8:30 pm ET; TUDN and the Concacaf app, Facebook and YouTube) for first place in the group and a round of 16 match against Nicaragua.

























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The US took the lead at the first whistle, beating Canada 72% to 28% to beat their opponent 22-6 overnight. There were plenty of good moments early in the game with winger Quinn Sullivan deflecting a try in the fourth and McGlynn stopping a shot in the 10th while USA were also threatened with corners and winger Paxten Aaronsohn also took some shots. threatening runs.

But it was Canada that got on the board first, passing the ball to striker Lowell Wright against the flow of the game. The Canadian striker maneuvered through the US defenses and landed a soft shot past goaltender Chris Brady in 15th. The US continued to push forward after the goal and earned some dangerous free-kick opportunities on Canadian soil, but the US was unable to find the back of the net.

The breakthrough finally came after a hiatus of 52th minute. After a corner kick, midfielder Diego Luna played McGlynn outside the box, while Philadelphia Union midfielder scored his first Under-20 goal to equalize for the United States.

While the US raced to win, Canada quickly moved the ball downfield and regained the lead in 69th. On a cross into the penalty area, a US clearance attempt went past Brady. Red second goal. The US responded quickly this time, making another stellar bet just three minutes later. Luna played Cowell on a run down the left flank and the striker broke through the defense before blasting down the right side of the net.

It looked like a winner was within reach for the energetic American U-20s, but they failed to convert any of the many chances along the way. After a good dribbling through the Canadian defense, Luna stopped the shot in the 86th and another dangerous free kick, this time from Brendan Craig, went wide in the opening minutes of stoppage time of the second half.


CAN – Lowell Wright, 15th minute: Canadian striker Gabriel Carmine Pellegrino kept the ball away from the US defense with a sliding touch and played along with his striker Lowell Wright. He worked his way through a group of defenders before shooting from the top of the six into the left side of the net. Team USA goaltender Chris Brady was unable to make a save as the ball rolled into the bottom left corner. USA 0, Canada 1

USA – Jack McGlynn (Diego Luna), 53rd minute: Midfielder Diego Luna sent the ball from the right side of the box to McGlynn, who was standing 20 yards on the right side of the box. The midfielder made a touch, and then shot with his left foot into the upper right corner of the goal past the stretched goalkeeper of the Canadian team. US 1, CAN 1

CAN – Own goal (Michael Holliday), 69th minute: Midfielder Matthew Catavolo sent a cross from the right flank into the crowd in front of the net. Pinned down by two Canadian players, Holliday jumped in to clear the ball, but his header hit the target, and although Brady had a hand in it, he failed to make a save. US 1, CAN 2

USA – Cade Cowell, 72nd minute: Luna played Cade Cowell in a left wing run as he cut through the Canadian defense. The striker circled the flank and two defenders, and then shot from 12 yards to the right edge of the goal. US 2, CAN 2


  • The US is now 5-2-3 against Canada in the Concacaf U-20 Championship.
  • Head coach Mikey Varas has made eight changes from the squad that started the tournament against St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday, June 18. Defensemen Mauricio Cuevas and Marcus Fercranus and forward Cade Cowell were the only players to start both matches.
  • So far, eight players have scored for the United States in the tournament: Paxten Aaronsohn, Cowell, Niko Tsakiris (two goals each), Caden Clark, Cuevas, Jack McGlynn, Rokas Pukstas and Tyler Wolff.
  • Three players registered an assist for the USA: Diego Luna (three), Quinn Sullivan (two) and Clarke.


Conformity: U.S. Youth Team U20 vs. Canada

Date: June 20, 2022

Competition: 2022 Under-20 Koncacafe Championship

Location: National Stadium; Tegucigalpa, Honduras


Kick off: 8:30 pm ET / 6:30 pm local time
Weather: 69 degrees, rainy

Scoring Summary: one 2 F

USA 0 2 2
CAN one one 2

CAN – Lowell Wright 15th minute

United States – Jack McGlynn (Diego Luna) 53
CAN – Own goal (Michael Holliday) 69

United States – Cade Cowell (Diego Luna) 72


USA: 1-Chris Brady; 13 – Michael Holliday, 4 – Marcus Fercranus, 5 – Brendan Craig, 2 – Mauricio Cuevas; 6 – Daniel Edelman (captain), 8 – Jack McGlynn (20 – Rokas Pukstash, 85), 15 – Diego Luna; 7-Quinn Sullivan (11-Kaden Clark, 66), 10-Paxten Aaronson (16-Tyler Wolff, 73), 9-Cade Cowell

Subs not used: 12-Antonio Carrera, 3-Noah Allen, 14-Jalen Neil, 17-Nico Tsakiris, 19-Alejandro Alvarado Jr.

Head Coach: Mikey Varas

CAN: 1-Ben Alexander, 3-Kwasi Poku (12-Jefferson Alphonse, 85), 4-Justin Smith (captain) (16-Mael Henry, 81), 5-Jamie Knight-lebel, 8-Rida Zuhir, 9-Lowell Wright (7 – Jean-Aniel Assy, 46), 11 – Camron Habibulla (20 – Hugo Mbonge, 59), 13 – Kobe Franklin, 14 – Gabriel Pellegrino (10 – Matthew Catavolo, 60), 15 – Kissin Ferdinand
Subs not used: 18-Dino Bontis, 2-Noah Abatne, 17-Jesse Costa, 19-Thiago Coimbra

Head Coach: Mauro Biello

Summary of Statistics: USA/Canada
Shots: 22/6

Shots on goal: 10/3

Saves: 1 / 8

Corner kicks: 6 / 1

Fouls: 14 / 7

Offside: 0 / 0

Brief description of misconduct:
United States – Diego Luna (Caution) 28th minute
CAN – Mael Henry (careful) 90


Referee: Marco Ortiz (Mexico).
Assistant Referee 1: Enedina Caudillo (Mexico)
Associate Referee 2: Shirley Perello (HON)
4th official: Said Martinez (HON)
VAR: Melissa Borjas Pasitrana (HON)
AVAR1: Fernando Guerrero (MEX)

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