A draw against El Salvador will be enough to see our U20s to the final, where they likely will face Honduras or Costa Rica.
This could be a big shot in the arm for the U20 program. They made it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 U20 World Cup, where they lost on penalties to eventual champions Serbia. Of course, that team had Rubio Rubin, Paul Arriola, Emerson Hyndman, and Matt Miazga, all of whom have aged out. One wonders if Tab Ramos might call in Zelalem or Carter-Vickers for the World Cup. Though he's been getting playing time in the Dutch second division, Zelalem could use an audition on a bigger stage, since he doesn't seem to be in Arsenal's plans.