After the recent triumph in Argentina, head coach Mikey Varas’ team will face a third-place finish to be decided in the round of 16 on Tuesday 30 May. posted three straight shutout wins over Ecuador, Fiji and Slovakia over a week-long stretch.
Cowell’s breakthrough came in the 38th minute when he embarked on a stunning solo run from midfield before cutting past several defenders and finishing low past goalkeeper Adam Hrdina. Tsakiris then doubled the USA’s advantage in the 96th minute, picking up a cut pass from Philadelphia Union homegrown Quinn Sullivan before finishing at the near post.
Before Tsakiris’ moment of brilliance, Cowell had several chances to double the Yanks’ advantage via his powerful runs, and Real Salt Lake forward Diego Luna hit the post in the 67th minute as he tried to finesse a shot home. Former Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gaga Slonina also made a crucial stop in the first half to preserve the victory, showing a strong hand on an attack in the top corner.