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HIGHLIGHTS: LA Galaxy's Jose Villarreal is the centerpiece of the US U-20s

25 February 10:00 de la mañana

HIGHLIGHTS: LA Galaxy's Jose Villarreal is the centerpiece of the US U-20s

By Greg Lalas

Last Friday, the US posted an efficient, if tentative, 1-0 win over Costa Rica to secure top spot in Group A of the U-20 CONCACAF Championship. Jose Villarreal headed home the winner in the 63rd minute to secure the three points.

The LA Galaxy youngster is increasingly showing that the hype is warranted -- provided he plays in the center rather than on the wing. "Center forward is kind of my spot," he told MLSsoccer.com after the win. 

The Americans now move on to face Canada in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 6 pm ET. The match will be broadcast on Fox Soccer. The winner will earn a spot in the U-20 world cup