The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team simply didn't show up to the first match of World Cup qualifying, but Tab Ramos' side certainly stepped up in a big way on Tuesday with their World Cup hopes on the line.
After conceding an early goal, the U.S. rattled off four unanswered finishes of their own to cruise past Haiti, 4-1, in the second match of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship group stage.
Tab Ramos knows the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team started World Cup qualifying on the wrong foot. They were up a man early, in control, and they conceded what turned out to be the game's only goal. It was a disappointing tournament-opening defeat, one which makes the road to the World Cup that much tougher.
The road to South Korea starts on Saturday for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team.
Saturday brings the beginning of the CONCACAF U-20 Championships as the U.S. U-20s collide with Panama to open their push towards the World Cup. The competition begins with a group stage with the U.S. needing to finish in the top two of a group featuring Panama, Haiti and Saint Kitts & Nevis to reach the second round.
For Tab Ramos, each and every experience with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is just a bit different. Sure, he's been through the process in two previous cycles and, sure, he's found success while working with some of the brightest prospects in the U.S. Soccer pool.
Still, Ramos feels the nerves, the uneasiness, just like all of his players, as the team embarks on their quest towards this summer's Under-20 World Cup.
Jurgen Klinsmann may have departed the U.S. Soccer program, but his son will have a vital part to play in an upcoming push to a World Cup.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is just days away from the start of their World Cup qualifying push, and head coach Tab Ramos has named Jonathan Klinsmann as thestarting goalkeeper for the upcoming CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
A spot in the Under-20 World Cup is on the line for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National team, and head coach Tab Ramos has called in a series of experienced professionals and highly-touted rookies to help lift his side to this summer's tournament.
Portland Timbers rookie Jeremy Ebobisse, Sporting KC centerback Erik Palmer-Brown and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann headline the 20-player roster bound for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which runs from Feb.
The U.S. Under-20 National Team's run in the 2016 Dallas Cup has come to an end.
The Americans tied Hoffenheim, 3-3, in their final group match of the Dallas Cup on Thursday, eliminating the U.S. from the competition before the knockout stage. Seattle Sounders draftee Victor Mansaray scored in the game, while Jeremy Ebobisse and Aaron Herrera added the two other U.
Luis Felipe has spent most of his life growing up in Brazil, but has always felt very American.
Born in New York to Brazilian parents, Felipe leftthe country at just three years old due to health issues caused by the local weather. Felipe settled in his parents' native country of Brazil, working his way up through the youth ranks at Brazilian club Cruzeiro while in pursuit of a pro career.
One of the rising U.S. Men's National Team prospects has been dealt a setback.
Former Under-20 U.S. star Caleb Stanko signed his first professional deal back in May with German club SC Freiberg, but will need to wait a while longer to make his Bundesliga debut after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligamentin training.
The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team have made a couple of late additions to their roster for this month's training camp.
With the U-20s set to fly to Buenos Aires on Monday, head coach Tab Ramos called in both Columbus Crew midfielder Romain Gall and Chivas de Guadalajara defender Luis Martir as replacements for San Jose Earthquakes forward Tommy Thompson and Orlando City defender Tyler Turner.
There was no need for a comeback on Wednesday evening.
After needing late heroics to defeat Chile last Monday, the Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team returned to the field on Wednesday and scored three times in the first half, cruising to a 4-0 victory over Bermuda in the second match of the NTC Invitational.
With the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship less than six months away, Under-20 USMNT head coach Tab Ramos is giving some players on the fringes of the U-20 player pool a hard look during a July training camp.
Ramos has called in a 20-man squad for a training camp at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif, including fresh faces such as Fernando Arce Jr.
The UEFA Champions League headlines a busy Tuesday, but it's far from the only competition boasting interesting matchups throughout the day.
Manchester City's clash with Monaco serves as the main event, as Pep Guardiola and co. look to push on in continental play. Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid collide in the day's other match as last year's runners-up look to start hot on the road.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team got off to a toughstart on Friday against Panama, losing to make the road to the Under-20 World Cup that much more difficult. However, it appears the match isn't the only thing the U.S. lost on Saturday, as they will now push on without a major contributor.
With exactly fourmonths until the start of the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships, time is running short for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team coaching staff to selecta 20-man squad to take part in the tournament.