U.S. U-20 Win the concacaf Championship
This past weekend the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team qualified for the 2023 U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics. They achieved that while also winning their third straight Concacaf U-20 Championship. It will be the first time the USA sends a men’s soccer team to the Olympics in 16 years.
Their Concacaf U-20 journey kicked off June 18 when they defeated ST. Kitts and Nevis 10-0. They would not look back from there, winning five of their next six with a 2-2 draw to Canada in group play. The Olympic bid was clinched after a semi-final victory over Honduras. The final was a comfortable 6-0 victory over the Dominican Republic.
Four players from the Philadelphia Union were featured in the squad. Paxton Aaronson won the golden boot with seven goals and picked up the tournament player honors. Quinn Sullivan was right behind Aaronson with six goals. Jack McGlynn and Brandan Craig also played significant roles for the United States.
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