FIFA U-20 World Cup In Turkey

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The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held on June 21-July 13 in Turkey.  A biennial tournament since 1977, the U-20 World Cup has been a place where U.S. Soccer has seen some modest success. Making their 13th appearance in the tournament, the USYNT had a best finish of 4th Place in 1989.

USYNT U-20 World Cup schedule

Group A

June 21: vs Spain, 1 PM

June 24: vs France, 10 AM

June 27: vs Ghana, noon

USA U-20 WORLD CUP ROSTER

Players Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club/College
Acosta, Kellyn D 5-10 150 07/24/95 Plano, Texas FC Dallas
Cropper, Cody GK 6-4 200 02/16/93 Maple Grove, Minn. Southampton (England)
Cuevas, Daniel F 5-6 155 07/29/93 Sacramento, Calif. Santos Laguna (Mexico)
Garcia, Daniel F 5-5 135 10/14/93 Dallas, Texas North Carolina
Gil, Luis M 5-9 155 11/14/93 Garden Grove, Calif. Real Salt Lake
Hernandez, Alonso F 5-10 150 03/01/94 El Paso, Texas C.F. Monterrey (Mexico)
Joya, Benji M 5-8 145 09/22/93 San Jose, Calif. Santos Laguna (Mexico)
Lopez, Mikey M 5-9 150 02/20/93 Mission, Texas Sporting Kansas City
McIntosh, Kendall GK 5-11 160 01/24/94 Santa Rosa, Calif. Santa Clara
Miller, Eric D 6-2 165 01/15/93 Woodbury, Minn. Creighton
Ocegueda, Juan Pablo D 5-11 150 07/13/93 Riverside, Calif. C.D. Guadalajara (Mexico)
O’Neill, Shane D 6-2 190 09/02/93 Boulder, Colo. Colorado Rapids
Pineda, Victor M 5-11 147 03/15/93 Bollingbrook, Ill. Chicago Fire
Rodriguez, Mario F 6-1 180 05/12/94 North Hollywood, Calif. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Sorto, Oscar D 5-8 157 08/13/94 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Galaxy
Stanko, Caleb M 6-0 170 07/26/93 Holly, Mich. Freiburg (Germany)
Steffan, Zackary GK 6-3 190 04/02/95 Downingtown, Pa. FC DELCO
Torre, Javan D 6-3 165 10/20/93 Santa Monica, Calif. UCLA
Trapp, Wil M 5-10 150 01/15/93 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew
Villarreal, Jose F 5-9 160 09/10/93 Inglewood, Calif. LA Galaxy
Yedlin, DeAndre D 5-8 150 07/09/93 Seattle, Wash. Seattle Sounders

– See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/tournaments/fifa-under-20-world-cup/2013-fifa-under-20-world-cup/roster.aspx#sthash.Q1HvzYw5.dpuf

FIFA U-20 World Cup Past Champions

Year: WINNER – Runner Up – 3rd Place

2011: BRASIL – Portugal – Mexico

2009: GHANA – Brasil – Hungary

2007: ARGENTINA – Czech Republic – Chile

2005: ARGENTINA – Nigeria – Brasil

2003: BRASIL – Spain – Columbia

2001: ARGENTINA – Ghana – Egypt

1999: SPAIN – Japan – Mali

1997: ARGENTINA – Uruguay – Republic of Ireland

1995: ARGENTINA – Brasil – Portugal

1993: BRASIL – Ghana – England

1991: PORTUGAL – Brasil – Soviet Union

1989: PORTUGAL – Nigeria – Brasil

1987: YUGOSLAVIA – West Germany – East Germany

1985: BRASIL – Spain – Nigeria

1983: BRASIL – Argentina – Poland

1981: WEST GERMANY – Qatar – Romania

1979: ARGENTINA – Soviet Union – Uruguay

1977: SOVIET UNION – Mexico – Brasil

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