GDNYIA, Poland – The United States’ 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign has come to an end following a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Ecuador in the Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the Gdynia Stadium in Gdnyia, Poland.
The U.S. completes the 2019 Under-20 World Cup with an overall record of 3W-0D-2L.
After an even half-hour, Ecuador would break the deadlock in the 30’ thanks to a strong right-footed shot from Jose Cifuentes for a 1-0 lead.
The U.S. responded right away and Timothy Weah took advantage of a loose ball in the area off a corner kick to even the contest 1-1 in the 36’.
But Ecuador quickly regained the momentum and a 2-1 advantage thanks to a Jhon Jairo Espinoza goal minutes before halftime.
The U.S. was hoping for another comeback win, but was unable to find a way past the Ecuadorian defense, resulting in the 2-1 final.
The U.S. in the Under-20 World Cup:
- Last appearance / achievement: 2017 quarterfinals
- Best achievement: Fourth place in 1989