January 14, 2015
GALL DOES THE TRICK
3 goals lead 8-0 U-20 romp over Aruba
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Romain Gall scored three goals, all in the first half, and the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated Aruba 8-0 in Group A play at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship before 2,000 at Independence Park.
Five other players contributed a goal apiece, Ben Spencer, Tommy Thompson, Emerson Hyndman, Bradford Jamieson IV and Amando Moreno. The U.S. built a 6-0 lead through the first 45 minutes.
With the victory, the USA is now 1-1-1 (4 points), tied with Trinidad & Tobago in the group standings. Both teams trail Panama (3-0-0, 9 pts.) and Guatemala (2-0-1, 7 pts.); Aruba falls to 0-3-0 (0 points). Jamaica (0-2-1, 1 pt.) is the sixth team in the group.
The USA’s eight goals were the second-most in a match in this competition, trailing only a 9-0 victory against the Dominican Republic on Sept. 26, 1976, in the second round of the sixth CONCACAF Youth Tournament.
Wednesday’s game was the USA’s final match at Independence Park in Kingston. The U.S. now heads to Montego Bay for its two remaining group games against Jamaica on Jan. 18 and Trinidad & Tobago on Jan. 21.