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Tab Ramos may get his wish of playing Mexico, after all.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team advanced to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship final on Friday evening, defeating a lackluster Cuban side, 2-0, off a pair of quick goals from Mario Rodriguez and Daniel Cuevas that came three minutes apart.
Weakened by injury and the departures of players like Luis Gil, the Americans took a surprisingly early lead when Rodriguez netted the winner in the eighth minute after getting on the end of a good pass from Benji Joya. The U.S. doubled their lead shortly after, with a Cuevas shot from distance taking a deflection before soaring into the back of the net.
Cuba, which like the U.S. has already secured a spot in this summer’s World Cup, tried to muster up a response but the U.S. killed the game off by dominating possession.
The Americans will face the winner of Friday’s other semifinals match between El Salvador and Mexico on Sunday, and if they can win there they would become the first U.S. team to win a CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
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