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U.S. U-20s win big in CONCACAF qualifying opener

Germany U20 v USA U20 - International Match

LEIGH, GREATER MANCHESTER - OCTOBER 05: Tab Ramos, Head Coach of USA gives instructions during the Under 20s Four Nations Tournament match between Germany and the United States at Leigh Sports Village Stadium on October 5, 2016 in Leigh, Greater Manchester. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

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The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team kicked off its defense of its CONCACAF U-20 title with a rout over Puerto Rico.

Forwards Justin Rennicks and Ayo Akinola each had a brace as the U.S. U-20s rolled to a 7-1 pvictory, Thursday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Alex Mendez, Paxton Pomykal and Uly Llanez also scored for the US.

The U.S. returns to action on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the U.S. Virgin Islands.