A late goal from Orlando City defender Conor Donovan gave the US Under-20 national team a 2-2 draw with Asian champions Qatar in an international friendly Tuesday at the Red Bull Salzburg academy in Salzburg, Austria.
The US U-20s, preparing for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup that begins May 30, took a 1-0 first-half lead through former New York Red Bulls forward Amando Moreno. After Qatar rallied in the second half to lead 2-1, Donovan got the final touch from a corner kick to tie the score in the 84th minute.
The US will next face Croatia, who did not qualify for the June finals, on Saturday, also in Wals-Siezenheim, to complete the camp.
At the U-20 World Cup, the US will play in Group A with hosts New Zealand, Asian runners-up Myanmar and Ukraine. Qatar will compete in Group C with the second-place finishers from three different confederations' qualifying tournaments: Portugal, Colombia and Senegal. The runners-up from Groups A and C are scheduled to meet in the Round of 16, and their respective first- and third-place teams could also meet.
US 2, Qatar 2
April 21, 2015
Red Bull Arena, Wals-Siezenheim, Austria
USA -- Amando Moreno 22
QAT -- Ahmed Al Saadi (penalty kick) 46
QAT -- Tarek Salman (Akram Afif) 75
USA -- Conor Donovan (Maki Tall) 84
USA -- Zack Steffen; Shaquell Moore, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga, John Requejo; Ethan Sonis (Marky Delgado 46), Joel Soñora (Cristian Roldan 76), Junior Flores (Romain Gall 76); Amando Moreno (Jordan Allen 46), Lynden Gooch (Tommy Thompson 76), Maki Tall.
U20 vs Qatar starting XI: Steffen; Moore, Requejo, Carter-Vickers, Miazga; Sonis, Moreno, Sonora; Tall, Flores, Gooch pic.twitter.com/clBlZCLStl— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) April 21, 2015
US U-20 Schedule
Nov. 12, 2014 Russia - Marbella Tournament - W 4-3
Nov. 15, 2014 Ireland - Marbella Tournament - W 1-0
Nov. 18, 2014 Canada - Marbella Tournament - L 0-1
Dec. 18, 2014 at Honduras - W 2-1
Dec. 21, 2014 at Honduras - W 2-1
Jan. 9 Guatemala - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - T 1-1
Jan. 11 Panama - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - L 0-1
Jan. 14 Aruba - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - W 8-0
Jan. 18 at Jamaica - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - W 2-0
Jan. 21 Trinidad & Tobago - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - W 1-0
Jan. 24 El Salvador - CONCACAF U-20 Championship - W 2-0
March 29 at England - L 1-2
April 21 Qatar - T 2-2
April 25 Croatia - Wals-Siezenheim, Austria,
May 30 Myanmar - FIFA U-20 World Cup
June 2 New Zealand - FIFA U-20 World Cup
June 5 Ukraine - FIFA U-20 World Cup