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U.S. men's soccer reaches the first Olympics with a victory under the age of 20 since 2008

The United States will play in the first Olympic men's soccer tournament since 2008, when it defeated Honduras 3-0 in San Pedro Sula in the Under Semifinals on Friday night. did. 20 championships in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Leeds midfielder Brenden Aaronson's 18-year-old brother, Philadelphia Union's Paxten Aaronson scored in the third minute.

Alejandro Alvarado, who played four times in Portugal's Visera last season, scored a goal on the 23rd, and Aaronson's Philadelphia teammate Quinn Sullivan scored on the 43rd. The United States has participated in the field of 16 countries. At the 2024 Olympic Tournament in France.

Olympic men's soccer is restricted to athletes under the age of 23, and each country allows three wildcards beyond the limit. After the United States failed in three consecutive qualifying cycles as many clubs refused to win top players, CONCACAF changed qualifying from teams under the age of 23 and included them as part of the under 20 championship. rice field.

Paxten Aaronson, who scored a goal, battles Geremy Rodas for the ball during the United States' 3-0 victory over Honduras.
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When Shawn Johnson allowed Jaime, the United States 2012 Arras' goal to let go in the second half of the stop time, which was excluded from the 2012 Olympic qualifiers, gave El Salvador a 3-3 draw at the American Group Stage Finale.

The American lost to El Salvador 2-0 in the 2016 Olympic qualifying and then 3-2 to Colombia in a two-legged playoff in another berth.

In last year's Olympic qualifying, goalkeeper David Ochoa stole the ball from his opponent and scored an own goal, causing the United States to lose to Honduras 2-1.

The Dominican Republic also clinched Bath and defeated Guatemala 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw.

The four winners of the CONCACAF quarterfinals also competed in the field of 24 countries at next year's Under 20 World Cup in Indonesia from May 20th to June 11th.