With a contribution from Union defender Auston Trusty in his Under-20 World Cup debut, the United States blew out New Zealand, 6-0, in the round of 16 on Thursday in Incheon, South Korea.
Trusty, a Media native, scored the fifth of those six goals on a rocket of a shot in the 84th minute:
The Americans are headed to the quarterfinals, where they’ll face Venezuela on Sunday in Jeonju. The game will kick off at 2 a.m. Eastern time. Fox Sports 2 and NBC Universo will televise it.
(Yes, you read that right. We’ll see if Fox moves the game to a more prominent channel between now and then.)
It’s the first time ever that the U.S. Under-20 team has reached the quarterfinals at consecutive World Cups.
Here are video clips of all six goals:
32′: Josh Sargent
64′: Jeremy Ebobisse
65′: Brooks Lennon
76′: Justen Glad
84′: Auston Trusty
90+3′: Lagos Kunga
United States lineup (4-4-2):
Forwards: Josh Sargent, Jeremy Ebobisse (Sebastian Saucedo 79')
Midfielders: Eryk Williamson, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Brooks Lennon (Lagos Kunga 79')
Defenders: Danny Acosta (Auston Trusty 76'), Justen Glad, Erik Palmer-Brown, Tommy Redding
Goalkeeper: Jonathan Klinsmann