The USAU-20 Men's National Team is in England for the Four Nations Tournament, gathering experience of U-20 World Cup caliber opposition.
The experience to date has been educational. After a narrow 1-0 loss to Germany in their opening game, the young Americans took on the Netherlands.
New York Red Bulls Academy grad Marcello Borges got another start.
The game started well for the USA.
The U20 #USMNT takes an early lead over NED! Zelalem took a free kick & Ebobisse headed it past the keeper for a 1-0 USA lead in the 9'!— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) October 7, 2016
Jeremy Ebobisse, expected to be a high pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, boosted his reputation with a hat-trick.
The U20 #USMNT is up 3-2 against NED with a hat trick for Ebobisse in the 58' minute! Mansaray gets the assist.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) October 7, 2016
But the Dutch powered through for the win.
FT: The U20 #USMNT fell 5-3 to NED in a hard fought match that included a brilliant Ebobisse hat trick. Next up, England on Oct. 10.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) October 7, 2016
Tune into the UK's Live Sports FM to listen to the USA U-20s in action.