U.S. U-20s win big in CONCACAF qualifying opener

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The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team kicked off its defense of its CONCACAF U-20 title with a rout over Puerto Rico.

Forwards Justin Rennicks and Ayo Akinola each had a brace as the U.S. U-20s rolled to a 7-1 pvictory, Thursday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Alex Mendez, Paxton Pomykal and Uly Llanez also scored for the US.

The U.S. returns to action on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the U.S. Virgin Islands.