Early on Wednesday, U.S. time, the USA’s U-20 side reached the last eight of the World Cup in New Zealand by beating Colombia 1-0 in Wellington.
Tab Ramos’ side weathered a severe storm from Colombia to reach the quarterfinals as the Americans were outshot 24-8 but Rubio Rubin’s second half thunderbolt and a late penalty save from goalkeeper Zack Steffen handed the 10-men a smash and grab victory.
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Courtesy of NBC Deportes, here are videos of the crucial moments in the game as the USA will now face Serbia on Sunday for a place in the semifinals of the World Cup.
First up, here’s video of Rubin’s game-winning goal in the 58th minute. Spoiler alert – the commentary is legendary:
Here is the superb penalty save from Zack Steffen in the 82nd minute after Kellyn Acosta was adjudged to have fouled Colombia’s Rodin Quinones in the box and was subsequently shown a second yellow card and sent off:
And here are the full highlights from a tense game in Wellington.