U.S. Under-20 National Team

U-20 USMNT stay perfect at Dallas Cup with win over Tigres UANL


photo by John Dorton/ISIphotos.com


The perfect start continued for the Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team on Wednesday.

The U.S. closed out the group stage of the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup by defeating Tigres UANL, 1-0, courtesy of a goal from Rubio Rubin. The victory improved the Americans to 3-0 after wins over River Plate and Eintracht Frankfurt in recent days, and saw the U.S reach the semifinals of the Super Group portion of the competition.

Rubin scored the game’s lone goal and his second of the competition off a feed from Shaquell Moore in the 45th minute to lift Tab Ramos’ side to a victory. The defense, meanwhile, posted its second straight shutout in the triumph.

The Americans are now set for a semifinals meeting with Brazilian side Fluminense on Friday, and the winner of that match will play River Plate or Coritiba in the championship match on Sunday.

What do you think of the Americans improving to 3-0? Believe this side can beat Fluminense and win the whole tournament?

Share your thoughts below.

  • That Old Guy

    This is a typical response from one of my entitled, moron students. You don’t happen to go to school at S.F. State?


    • fischy

      Wow. Whatever failings they have, your students deserve a teacher who respects them more.


      • Darwin

        I’ll be generous and say that I respect 50% of my students. That Old Guy is spot on, unfortunately. Most students should either grow up before attending college (gap year or 3) or just go into retail and forget about it. Instead they’re indebted and end up dropping out.


      • whoop-whoop

        I can’t imagine how they’d learn this cynical attidude…


      • k obrien

        his point is that they aren’t mature enough for college before they get their


    • That Old Guy

      Sounds like the kind of self-righteousness of someone who has never had the pleasure of teaching college students these days. “Meh” is the COD-obsessed/frathead equivalent of “I don’t give a sh.” Most kids these days don’t want to spend a second to think enough to utter more than a sound a dog can make. In this case A.S.A. – “meh”.


      • Daniel in Chapel Hill

        But without these degrees, how are we supposed to pay for the absurd deficit you racked up while we were innocently eating our Dunkaroos. Smells like Greatest Generation exceptionalism to me.


      • bryan

        to be fair, the true Greatest Generation did not rack up the deficit. they fought in WWI and WWII. what would equate to my grandparents, essentially. the debt was a result of their children; my parents’ generation. i also blame them for truly awful fashion.

        but 80s movies were the sh!+, so there’s that…


      • Daniel in Chapel Hill

        Your right. I’m thinking of Medicare entitlements, which are just 22% of the current budget and definitely don’t explain the whole deficit/debt. I blame Mom and Pops too, but also forgive them somewhat for bringing me 80’s music..


    • QuakerOtis

      Two degress from SF State here, both within the last 6 years. That Old Guy nailed it.


  • Ben C.

    Western hemisphere representing! Too bad the MLS squads couldn’t advance, but I am happy to see the U-20s playing some solid futbol.


    • 2tone

      It’s hard for national teams to beat club teams in these type of tournaments. Mexico’s U-20’s crashed out of Dallas Cup tournament last year.

      It is very impressive that a US U-20 national team who get about 3 or 4 days of training together prior to these tournaments are not only beating some of these top youth clubs but controlling the flow of the game. These youth Club teams train and play with each other every day while the US U-20 team rarely trains and plays with each other.


  • Reboot

    Sounds like Rubio Rubin has been impressive. Strange to me that he is unattached… perhaps he is auditioning for a team overseas?


    • TomG

      He is with Utrecht. Brian Sciaretta has a very recent article on him if you’d like to google it or look up the link on his twitter feed. It’s a great read. I can’t wait to see him with Utrecht’s first team.


    • CplDaniel

      TWC sports south-west had it listed last night on my Dish channel guide. So if you have the right sport-pack in the right part of the country you might be able to see a game on Time-Warner or Dish.


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