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ASN Morning Read: The U-20s Are Going to Turkey

Jose Villarreal leads the United States youth squad to the U-20 World Cup after a decisive victory over Canada; Club Tijuana wins at Copa Libertadores; Omar Gonzalez as the Joker?
BY Noah Davis Posted
February 27, 2013
8:13 AM
  • For a few minutes, it looked dicey. The United States U-20s fell behind Canada 1-0 in the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Championship. Would it be another letdown? No, actually. Thanks to two goals from Jose Villarreal, and one each from Luis Gil and Wil Trapp, the Americans defeated our northern neighbor 4-1. Highlights here. The U.S. takes on Cuba in the semifinals on Friday without the services of Cody Cropper, Jerome Kiesewetter, Luis Gil, and Caleb Stanko. They are returning to their club teams. But who cares? The Americans are through.

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  • Club Tijuana rolled San Jose as Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona scored. The victory puts the Mexican club at 2-0 in Group 5 of the Copa Libertadores with a crucial matchup against Corinthians up next.
  • Omar Gonzalez, such a jokester. But where in the world is Landon Donovan?

  • Stuart Holden found his way into a league game for the first time in more than two years. He entered the match for Mark Davies just before the half hour mark. Welcome back, Mr. Holden.

  • Mario Balotelli ordered a statue of himself, which has nothing to do with American soccer but is totally and completely awesome.

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