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By DAN KARELL
After enduring an emotionally and physically draining victory in extra time, the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team ran out of gas in Sunday’s Dallas Cup final.
Facing River Plate for the second time in this year’s prestigious youth tournament, the U.S. fell, 2-0 in the final at the Cotton Bowl, settling for second place. Forward Lucas Boye scored both goals for River Plate as they took home the Gordan Jago Super Group crown.
The match on Sunday was delayed twice due to lightning, first just prior to the start of the second half and then again around 20 minutes into the half.
The U.S. U-20s were missing three starters from the team that defeated River in their Dallas Cup opener, 3-2. Paul Arriola had been recalled to Club Tijuana, Erik Palmer-Brown was suspended due to the red card picked up in the semifinals, and Kellyn Acosta made the bench after playing 90 minutes for FC Dallas on Saturday.
US Under-20 Starting XI: Steffen; Moore, Miazga, Amick (Felipe, Acosta), Dainkeh, Vazquez, Gooch, Gall, Rubin, Spencer, Allen
River Plate Starting XI: Batalla, Carreras, Barboza, Vega, Dho, Sánchez, M.Quarta, Zúñiga, Arario, Kaprof, Boyé
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