By DAN KARELL
On the heels of a disappointing but understandable loss to a bigger, faster, and stronger France team, the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team were on the losing end of the scoreline yet again, falling to Colombia Under-20, 2-1, on Thursday in the Toulon Tournament.
The loss likely keeps the U.S. out of the potential championship game, but they have more to be worried about, including the defensive woes that were not fixed from Tuesday to Thursday.
Tab Ramos’ side got the board just six minutes into the match when midfielder Will Trapp headed home off a corner kick. But despite a change in goalkeeper, the U.S. couldn’t hold on to the lead, allowing Colombia to equalize four minutes after halftime as Jherson Vergara finished past U.S. goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh.
Just five minutes later in the 49th minute, Colombia would take the lead for good, when Felipe Aguilar finished from close range, beating the U.S. defense for position in the six yard box and giving his side a 2-1 lead.
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