Gaga Slonina helped the USA go into the knockout levels of the Beneath-20 World Cup as group winners with most factors.
The younger Chelsea goalkeeper had already performed his half because the USA secured their place within the final 16 of the Beneath-20 World Cup by profitable their opening two fixtures in opposition to Ecuador and Fiji.
America and Slovakia had been each on most factors as they met on Friday night to determine which group would undergo as Group B winners, and Gaga Slonina continued his run of that includes in each minute of his nation’s marketing campaign in Argentina.
Identical to their earlier two video games, the USA impressed and had been on high for almost all of the match, striker Cade Cowell giving them the lead on the finish of a protracted solo run in the direction of the top of the primary half.
Nonetheless, Slonina was referred to as into motion because the USA wanted him to keep up their slim benefit into the break, stretching throughout with a powerful arm to swat away a Mario Sauer effort which seemed destined for the highest nook of the online.
One other fantastic particular person purpose by substitute Niko Tsakiris in harm time on the finish of the second half made the ultimate rating 2-0, which means for the primary time the USA finish the group stage at an Beneath-20 World Cup with a most 9 factors.
They are going to play their last-16 tie on Tuesday 30 Could, when they may face one of many third-place groups with the very best group-stage report, with Italy and Brazil presently among the many potential opponents.