The US has crowned Logan Hunt zberger the country’s top male-under-20 player for the first time since the 2012 Under-20 World Cup.
Huntzberg, who scored a goal in the final against Sweden, became the first player in the world’s top-ranked team to score in the tournament since Canada’s Will Johnson in 2005.
The 19-year-old from San Diego also became the youngest American to win the Under-19 World Cup title since the 2007 tournament, when Australia’s Josh Gatt made history with a double-figure hat trick.
The US team will face the UK in a group stage match on Saturday (local time) in front of a crowd of 20,000 at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Hunt zberg was named to the US squad in the under-20s squad after he was left out of the US under-19 squad due to a knee injury suffered in the World Cup but he returned for the World U20 Championships in October.
The USA lost out to England in the group stage in the first round, but came out on top of the competition in the second round and won bronze.
The Americans lost in the quarter-finals to China and Russia.
The team will now play three games against the UK on Friday and Saturday before it travels to Russia for the Group G semi-final.