United States vs. Spain U-20 World Cup Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

Jared Finkel@@J_FinkelCorrespondent IJune 21, 2013

Another week and another soccer tournament that Spain is favored to win. As the FIFA U-20 World Cup opens today, we will get a chance to see some of our future stars play on the biggest level.

The United States will take on Spain at 2 p.m. ET in what will be the first of three group matches. While the United States are severe underdogs, their recent success at the senior level could motivate them to continue to not only compete, but to win.

For Spain, the U-20 World Cup gives them an opportunity to once again prove that they are the soccer powerhouse. Spain completely dominated the Euro-21 competition and has had continued success with their most recent Confederations Cup win against Tahiti.


FINAL Spain 4 United States 1

Spain and the U.S. played a close game, but Spain was able to capitalize on the American mistakes and a very inexperienced defense.