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US knocked out by Ghana at U20 World Cup

Updated: June 27, 2013, 3:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- The U.S. was knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup in the first round, finishing last in Group A with a 4-1 loss to Ghana on Thursday night at Kayseri.

The American U20s were outscored 9-3 in the tournament, opening with a 4-1 loss to Spain and then coming from behind to tie France 1-1. They were outshot 25-10 by Ghana.

The U.S. U20s have not advanced past the group stage since the 2007 team with Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Freddy Adu. The Americans were knocked ...

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