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USA - Uruguay: summary, score, goals, highlights, FIFA U-20 World Cup

AMDEP3248. SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO (ARGENTINA), 04/06/2023.- Juan Cruz de Los Santos (i), Franco González (c) y Rodrigo Chagas de Uruguay celebran un gol en propia puerta de Joshua Wynder de Estados Unidos hoy, en un partido de cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol sub-20 entre Estados Unidos y Uruguay en el estadio Único de Ciudades en Santiago del Estero (Argentina). EFE/ Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

USA - Uruguay: as it happened

U20 World Cup semi-final games

Israel vs Uruguay

South Korea vs Italy

Games will take place next Thursday at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona (La Plata)


Heartbreak for the USA who had looked so impressive so far in the tournament but came up against a well organised La Celeste side who face Israel on Thursday.

That's the final whistle in Santiago del Estero.

Uruguay are in the semi-final as the US crash out.

Cowell has been great for the US tonight and along with De Los Santos have been the standout players in this quarter-final clash tonight.

Uruguay are on the cusp of a semi-final clash against Israel in La Plata on Thursday.

Card for De Ritis as he palms a US man away.

Paredes is clipped by Homenchenko who is already on a yellow.

McGlynn to fire in the free.

The ball falls to Edelman who fires high and wide.

We're now in time added on and there will be 8 minutes left.

We're close to knowing which team will join Italy, South Korea and Israel in the last four.

Uruguay almost bag a third as De Ritis fires the ball inches wide.

Diego Luna wins a free and the Real Salt Lake man is looking highly agitated.

McGlynn to take....Uruguay clear

Israel await the winners of this game as a card is issued to Homenchenko for protesting.

Desperate times for the US now as just ten minutes remain.

Much better from the US but not way through the disciplined La Celeste rear guard.

Cowell almost finds the net but the ball strikes his own man Pukstas.


Uruguay changes

Homenchenko and De Ritis on 

Diaz and De Los Santos making way

Paredes does well and wins a free kick for the US.

Craig and Mcglynn over the ball....

So calm from Boselli as he heads back to his own keeper.

Twenty minutes left for the US to keep their World Cup dream alive.

The USYNT need a goal urgently but Uruguay are more than level to the challenges as they defend stoutly.

US sub

Sullivan on as Wiley makes way

Gomez on too and Wynder leaves the action

Uruguay change as Sosa makes way for Damian Garcia

Uruguay mount a fine counter and La Celeste win a corner as Sosa pulls up with cramp.

The US are knocking on the door now as they probe in search of a goal that would put them back in the tie.

Cowell looking busy now and Rodriguez saves well with his feet to deprive the US striker.

Cowell gets a shot away but it's a tame effort and causes no problems for the Celeste keeper.

Are we about to witness another shock result as Uruguay lead 2-0.

The US simply don't have an answer to the solid display from La Celeste.

Less than 30 minutes left for the Stars n Stripes to get back into the contest and keep their U20 dream alive.

Uruguay sub

Duarte off and Siri on

Unfortunate for the 18-year-old as he looks to clear the ball but slips and pops it into his own net despite the best efforts of the keeper.

Uruguay lead 2-0 as Wynder puts the ball into his own net.

Double switch for USA

ON: Pukstas and Edelman 

OFF: Halliday and Vargas

It's now the final ball from the US that is their underdoing as they last that sharpness that we saw in the opening minutes of the contest. 

The Uruguay keeper has still yet to be fully stretched though as we pass the 50 minute mark.

This is the 10th game played at the Estadio Único de Santiago del Estero and the surface is showing the effect of overuse.

Free for the US.

Well worked as Cowell clips the delivery but the ball is over the bar.

Wolff was the player replaced at the interval

We're back underway ....

Paredes on for the US

The whistle sounds and it's Uruguay who lead in Santiago del Estero despite an excellent start from the Stars n Stripes.

Duarte the man getting the only goal of the half.

We'll have an additional three minutes as McGlynn almost causes problems with an audacious flick.

Duarte is down after getting a clip as Uruguay win a free.

De Los Santos controls a long ball with expertise and the man from River Plate (the Uruguay version) has really caught the eye tonight.

Better from the US as they build well but the final ball will need to be better as the Celeste defenders are yet to be made sweat by the US frontline.

Diaz has a go from long range but lacking accuracy and we've yet to really see Rodriguez-Lucas in the Uruguay goal to be tested.

Duarte tests Slonina from distance but the US rear guard are alert and clear the danger.

The goal from Defensor Sporting striker Duarte separates the teams with less than 15 minutes remaining.

De Los Santos is really creating havoc for Uruguay and dominating down the left hand side.

Don't forget, that should things end level at the end of 90 minutes, we'd have an extra 30 minutes to decide a winner with a penalty shoot out the next chapter in trying to decide a winner.

The tide has really turned here in the north of Argentina. The US looked imperious in the opening ten minutes but as the game has evolved, it's Uruguay ho look the better side now.

Anderson Duarte finds the net

That's the first goal the USA have shipped in their games at the World Cup in Argentina.

De Los Santos puts the ball on a plate and Duarte just slips the ball into the empty net.

Duarte scores !

Past the 20 minute mark and despite a bright start, we've not really seen either keeper stretched.

Uruguay now very much back in the tie after being outshone by the US in the early stages.

Play held up as US defender Wynder gets a punch from his own keeper and needs medical attention.

Better from Uruguay as De Los Santos clips the ball in and Slonina has to intervene.

The USYNT look so composed and accomplished as they move the ball around with neat and crisp passing. Then mix things up with long raking passes.

The US fond of the searching ball from deep looking for the forwards.

It's the side in white dominating in possession too in the opening minutes.

It's been a solid opening from the US as they look to probe and press but La Celeste look sharp too... this has the look of an open and attacking affair.

Justin Che shoots from way outside the box but drills the ball over the bar.

The US almost score as the ball comes through to Halliday at the back post but the Orlando City.

Uruguay win the first corner of the evening but the US clear the danger.

The USA start the game...

The pitch at the Estadio Único de Santiago del Estero is not in great shape and is looking like a ground that has been played on considerably.

The teams are on the field and its national anthem time with the 'Stars n' Stripes first up.

A fair few US fans in the stadium this evening ....

Uruguay anthem time now with more La Celeste fans present.

Can Uruguay find the US net tonight?

Four games. Four wins. Four clean sheets.

Plus ten goals scored !

Goalkeeper Gaga Slonina and defender Brandan Craig have played in every game at the tournament in Argentine and start again for the US tonight.

Eight players have scored for the U.S. in Argentina: forward Cade Cowell (three goals), defenders Justin Che, Jonathan Gómez and Caleb Wiley plus midfielders Diego Luna, Rokas Pukstas, Niko Tsakiris and Owen Wolff.

La Celeste XI

Marcelo Broli names his side to face the US in Santiago del Estero ...Valencia's Facundo Gonzalez starts for the South American side.

US XI named

The USYNT starting line-up has been confirmed for the quarter-final clash in Santiago del Estero.

San Jose Earthquakes striker will look to add to his haul of three goals for the tournament so far.

After four straight wins to start the U-20 World Cup, the U.S.know that a win against La Celeste would send the USTNT to the semifinals for the first time since 1989 and put the team in prime position to match or better its best-ever finish at the U-20 World Cup.

The USA will wear all white tonight with Uruguay in sky blue shirts and black shorts.

US-Uruguay: match official

Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands) has been assigned to the Santiago del Estero clash.

The 37-year old has been overseeing domestic Dutch league games since 2010 and on FIFA's books since 2012.

So, just five teams remain in the competition with Thursday's semi-final games shaping up like this:

US/Uruguay vs Israel

Italy vs South Korea

South Korea have just edged out Nigeria in the third quarter-final clash in Santiago del Estero. 
A 1-0 win (aet) sees the Asian side now face Italy in Thursday's semi-final game.

Neither the US or Uruguay have ever lifted the World Cup U20 trophy. The South Americans were runners-up in 1997 and 2013 with the US coming fourth in 1989.

Last U-20 WC game in Santiago del Estero

Tonight's final quarter final is the last action we'll see in the city of Santiago del Estero

The two semi-final games plus 3/4 place and final games will be staged at the Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata.

The US start as favourites

Having scored ten goals in Argentina and yet to concede, the US side are many neutrals favourites to lift the trophy at Sunday's final next week.

WC bracket

Here's the bracket for the path to U-20 World Cup glory with the final scheduled for Sunday, 11 June.

The semi-final match ups are:

Israel vs US/Uruguay

Italy vs Nigeria/S.Korea

The US had a comfortable Round of 16 clash as they brushed New Zealand aside with a 4-0 rout as Uruguay were made to suffer for their 1-0 win over Gambia with Duarte on target for the South American side.

The winners of tonight's game advance to the semi-final of the tournament where Israel await after the side from the Middle East delivered a massive shock in San Juan with a 3-2 (aet) win over Brazil.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final quarter-final of the U-20 World Cup as highly tipped USA face Uruguay.