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By DAN KARELL
The Under-20 U.S. Men’s National Team kicked off their Argentina training camp on a positive note.
First-half goals from Zach Pfeffer and Romain Gall led the U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Racing Club reserves in a friendly match on Thursday morning.
According to U.S. Soccer’s match report, Pfeffer won a penalty kick when a Racing defender handled a cross into the box, and the Philadelphia Union Homegrown product finished from the spot in the 11th minute. Club Tijuana forward Paul Arriola played a through ball in the 27th minute to Gall, a member of the Columbus Crew, and Gall powered forward to score the second goal.
U.S. goalkeeper Santiago Castaño earned the clean sheet in goal, needing to make only one save.
Up next for the U-20s is a friendly match against Defensa y Justicia Reserves on Saturday, before facing the Argentina U-20s on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at the U-20s lineup against Racing Club:
USA: 1-Santiago Castaño; 3-John Requejo Jr. (18-Chase Gasper, 46), 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (19-Conor Donovan, 62), 4-Matt Miazga, 2-Shaquell Moore (16-Luis Martir, 46); 6-Russell Canouse, 8-Fernando Arce (14-Junior Flores, 46), 10-Joel Soñora (15-Luis Felipe, 67); 11-Zach Pfeffer, 9-Romain Gall, 7-Paul Arriola (13-Bradford Jamieson, 46)
Subs Not Used: 22-Jeff Caldwell
Head Coach: Tab Ramos
What do you think of this result? Glad to see Gall and Pfeffer score again? How many of these players do you expect to see making the CONCACAF U-20 qualifying roster?
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