The U.S. U20 Men’s National Team completed its third event for this cycle on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to River Plate in the Dallas Cup SuperGroup final. The second place finish highlighted a positive week for the coaching staff, which used the elite tournament as another tool to help evaluate the pool of players available for the 2015 U20 World Cup.
“It was a great week here,” U20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos said after the game on Sunday. “I couldn’t have painted a better picture. What we wanted was to play five competitive games and we did that, and I have a pretty good idea of the beginning of what our roster will look like come January [in CONCACAF qualifying]."
Ramos has now seen 50 players through the three camps. With the next camp next month at NC State, the pool is only going to expand from this point. Here is a glance at the current outlook of the squad.