All four homegrowns played key roles for the U.S. U20 National Team as they knocked off Honduras, 3-0, in the Semifinals of the Concafcaf U-20 Championship. With the win, the United States will play in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, a feat the United States hasn't achieved since 2008.
Brandan Craig started along the back line with Jack McGlynn in the midfield for the Stars and Stripes as they took on the host nation. The U.S. front line too was headlined by Paxten Aaronson and Quinn Sullivan who once again needed little time to put the United States ahead.
Aaronson netted the opening goal just two minutes into the contest, finishing off a free kick cross from Craig that had the home crowd stunned.
The United States doubled its lead thanks to Alvarado Jr. doubled the visitors' lead in the 22nd minute. Caden Clark forced the Catracho defense into a poor clearance of his close-range shot, allowing Sullivan to make it a 3-0 game two minutes before the break. The goal not only gave the Stars and Stripes another insurance goal but pushed Sullivan atop the Golden Boot race with six.
The two-time defending champions are looking for a third straight Concacaf Under-20 title that will yet again confirm their dominance in the region. They go for the championship on Sunday night when they take on the Dominican Republic who advanced with a penalty kick win over Guatamala. Kick off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 3rd.