USA vs Venezuela, U-20 World Cup: Preview, How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Lineups, and Match Thread



After its biggest win in Under-20 World Cup history on Thursday, the United States U-20 National Team moves on to the quarterfinals. The Americans will be looking to produce a similar performance against Venezuela to move on to the semifinals against either Portugal or Uruguay. The game takes place in the wee hours for us, starting at 2 a.m. ET.

Head Coach Tab Ramos saw his team put up six goals, from six different players, against New Zealand, for just the fifth elimination game win for the U.S. in tournament history.

A Yangel Herrera goal in extra time led Venezuela past Japan in the round of 16, and into the country’s first ever quarterfinal. With the game looking like it was heading into penalty kicks, Herrera headed the ball past Japanese keeper Ryosuke Kojima in the 103rd minute for the game’s lone goal.

The match-up to watch for in this game is the high flying attack of the U.S., against the rock-solid Venezuelan defense. The U.S. has scored 11 goals so far, including six just three days ago. On the other hand, Venezuela has yet to concede a goal.

Another interesting part of the game is the individual statistics. Josh Sargent and Sergio Cordovo are both tied for the most goals, while Luca De La Torre and Adalberto Penaranda are tied for the most assists. The winner of the match may just happen to go on to win the Golden Boot.



Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann, J.T. Marcinkowski, Brady Scott.

Defenders: Danny Acosta, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Erik Palmer-Brown, Tommy Redding, Auston Trusty.

Midfielders: Tyler Adams, Luca De La Torre, Derrick Jones, Eryk Williamson, Gedion Zelalem.

Forwards: Jeremy Ebobisse, Lagos Kunga, Brooks Lennon, Emmanuel Sabbi, Josh Sargent, Sebastian Saucedo.


Goalkeepers: Wuilker Farinez, Joel Graterol, Rafael Sanchez.

Defenders: Williams Velasquez, Eduin Quero, Nahuel Ferraresi, Jose Hernandez, Josua Mejias, Ronald Hernandez.

Midfielders: Christian Makoun, Yangel Herrera, Yeferson Soteldo, Heber Garcia, Ronaldo Lucena, Luis Ruiz.

Forwards: Adalberto Penaranda, Ronaldo Pena, Ronaldo Chacon, Jan Hurtado, Samuel Sosa, Sergio Cordova.

How to Watch:

Match Time: 2 a.m. ET.

Venue: Jeonju World Cup Stadium — Jeonju, Korea Republic.

TV: FS2, Telemundo En Vivo.

Streaming: FOX Sports Go.

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @StarsAndStripesFC. Also, be sure to follow @ussoccer_ynt.

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