Villarreal scores as U.S. U-20 defeat Costa Rica to win Group A

22 February 5:40 pm

Villarreal scores as U.S. U-20 defeat Costa Rica to win Group A

By Adam Serrano

Jose Villarreal scored the only goal as the U.S. Under-20's defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to win Group A at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships. 

The match was an evenly played affair until the  LA Galaxy forward broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute by nodding home a cross from Luis Gil past the Central American goalkeeper. The U.S. had already earned a berth in the quarterfinals, but will now face Canada, who defeated Nicaragua 5-1 on Friday. 

The winner of that quarterfinal match up will qualify for the U-20 World Cup in Turkey later this year.