Villarreal Scores as U.S. U-20 Defeat Costa Rica to Win Group A

February 25, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles Galaxy

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Jose Villarreal scored the only goal as the U.S. Under-20's defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to win Group A at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships.

The match was an evenly played affair until the LA Galaxy forward broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute by nodding home a cross from Luis Gil past the Central American goalkeeper. The U.S. had already earned a berth in the quarterfinals, but will now face Canada, who defeated Nicaragua 5-1 on Friday.

The winner of that quarterfinal match up will qualify for the U-20 World Cup in Turkey later this year.

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