The U.S. Under-20 men's national team capped a 12-day trip to South America with a third consecutive loss, dropping a 2-1 result to Chile in Santiago on Tuesday.
FC Dallas Academy forward Daniel Garcia scored the lone goal for the United States, converting a second-half stoppage-time penalty kick drawn by Santos Laguna midfielder Benji Joya to end the journey on a bit of a high note.
Overall, the trip was a forgettable one from a results standpoint for the U-20s. Luis Gil had to withdraw with an injury; his replacement, Omar Salgado, suffered a broken foot, and the team lost consecutive matches to Uruguay — 4-2 and 2-0 — prior to Tuesday's finale against Chile. Of the three goals scored, one was an own goal, one was Garcia's penalty kick and one was a tally by Chicago Fire Homegrown Player Victor Pineda.
Next up for Tab Ramos' U-20s is a trip to the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland, where an 18-man roster will travel to face Denmark and Turkey in the opening matches on July 21 and 23, respectively. Host Northern Ireland, Chile and Mexico are also participating in the tournament, meaning a potential playoff match against Mexico or rematch with Chile could be in the cards.