FRISCO — The USA U-20's came back in the second half of Tuesday's World Cup Round of 16 match against France and came away with a 3-2 win. FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal wore the captain's armband once again, and Brandon Servania started for the fourth-straight match as well.
The US opened up the scoring in the first half with a goal from Sebastian Soto in the 25th minute. The chance was created after Servania slid in for a tackle, freeing up space in the midfield for Richard Ledezma, who found Soto for the goal. France bounced back and scored two unanswered goals — one in the first half and one in the second — to give Les Bleus a 2-1 advantage.
Soto would go on to net another goal for a brace on the afternoon, and Justin Rennicks tapped in the game-winner in the 83rd minute to give USA the 3-2 victory. Both Pomykal and Servania played all 90 minutes of the match, proving to be two key players for Tab Ramos and the US.
USA will face Ecuador on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET in the quarterfinals of the tournament.