The United States will begin their journey to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina when they begin Group B play against Ecuador on Saturday.
They will be looking to improve on their tepid record at the event, with their highest ever finish coming from fourth place in 1989.
The U.S. has been eliminated in the quarterfinals in each of the last three events, most recently in 2019 when they were eliminated by Ecuador. However, they are the only country to have reached this stage in all three tournaments, a model of consistency, if not higher-level results.
The current USA U-20 squad, coached by Mikey Varas, features six players who were called up by the senior national team at one stage, although they have failed to secure the services of several key experienced players who could provide additional firepower.
What time does USA U-20 vs Ecuador kick-off?
This 2023 U-20 FIFA World Cup match at Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario kicks off on Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. local time in Argentina.
Argentina local time is one hour ahead of Eastern Time, meaning the match will kick off at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.
All three of the U.S. group stage matches at the U-20 World Cup will kick off at this same time slot, with games against Fiji on May 23 and Slovakia on May 26.
United States U-20 vs Ecuador U-20: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: DIRECTV Sports App, DIRECTV Sports Argentina
Brazil: Canais Globo, NOW NET and Claro, SporTV 3
Canada: TSN5, TSN+, RDS App, TSN1
Ecuador: DIRECTV Sports App, Teleamazonas, DIRECTV Sports Ecuador
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports Premium 3
France: The Team Web
Morocco: beIN Sports Premium 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Portugal: RTP Play
Saudi Arabia: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
South Africa: SuperSport Variety 4, DStv App
United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports Premium 3, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
USA: Fubo (free trial), Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Fox Soccer Plus, Telemundo