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By FRANCO PANIZO
The U.S. U-20 men's national team topped Group B in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Satuday night, defeating Panama, 2-0, on a Kelyn Rowe brace.
Rowe scored both of his goals in the game's opening 18 minutes, finishing assists from Greg Garza and Sebastian Lletget. The two goals brought Rowe's total to three in the tournament, and helped set a quarterfinals date with tournament home team Guatemala, second-place finisher of Group A.
Thomas Rongen's side will play Guatemala on Wednesday, April 6 at 10pm ET with a spot in the U-20 World Cup in Colombia on the line.
Here is the U.S. team's starting lineup against Panama as well as the game's highlights:
Starting lineup: Zac MacMath; Greg Garza, Gale Agbossoumonde, Sebastien Ibeagha, Zarek Valentin; Perry Kitchen (c), Sebastian Lletget (Moises Orozco, 66), Kelyn Rowe (Moises Hernandez, 77); Eder Arreola, Conor Doyle, Bobby Wood (Omar Salgado, 36)
Unused substitutes: Cody Cropper , Sacir Hot, Amobi Okugo, Korey Veeder
Unavailable substitutes: Dillon Powers, Joe Gyau