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U20 World Cup

U20 US striker Sebastian Soto emulates Robert Lewandowski

The 18-year-old forward helped United States to crucial win over Nigeria, mentioning he's style of play is similar to the one of the Polish star.

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U20 US striker Sebastian Soto emulates Robert Lewandowski
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The Under 20 US men's national team win three points after beating Nigeria on Monday, increasing their chances of making the knockout stage, as they will face Qatar on their final game of Group D this Thursday.

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On Monday night, one particular player steal the spotlight as Sebastian Soto was the one behind both USMNT goals, and for the American youngster, this is only the beginning of what he hopes to be a long and successful career.

There is a certain Polish striker that the Californian teenager has admired for years, and being in Poland for the first time he said "My favorite striker is Robert Lewandowski," to besides comparing himself to the Bayern Munich star.

"I've loved him since I started playing this position. My body type is like his body type. Watching how he's played, he's an idol."

Playing style

The 18-year old forward showcased his ability as a goalscorer in the second goal for the US side, a goal that looked effortless in real time, but the replay unveiled a blend of confidence and skill that resemblance Lewandowski's style.

"We knew we needed to win; we had a meeting where we said that this was our World Cup final. I was motivated; the coaching staff told me it was my time to show the world what I can do. I just wanted to take advantage of the moment," Soto concluded.


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