United States snatch late point against Ecuador at Under-20 World Cup
Luca de la Torre scored four minutes into injury time to rescue a 3-3 draw for United States against Ecuador at the Under-20 World Cup.
The U.S. conceded two early goals from Herlin Lino and Bryan Cabezas before getting back into the Group F match with a pair of strikes from Josh Sargent, assisted by De la Torre and Brooks Lennon.
In the process Sargent became just the second American, after Jozy Altidore, to score in the tournament as a 17-year-old.
But a mistake by Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former Germany international and U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, led to Ecuador going back in front in the 64th minute.
Klinsmann attempted to dribble the ball out of trouble from in front of his own net, but got in a tangle with two opponents and then kicked the ball straight to Cabezas, who scored.
Fulham midfielder De la Torre netted the equaliser after the Ecuador defence had failed to clear a cross from the right.
Senegal lead the group after a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Ibrahima Niane and Ousseynou Diagne scored a goal each.
The U.S. next face Senegal on Thursday, while Ecuador take on Saudi Arabia.
In Group E, France defeated Honduras 3-0.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Jean-Kevin Augustin put France in front with a long-range free kick in the 15th minute, and Amine Harit added the second just before half-time. Martin Terrier put the game beyond any doubt in the 81st minute.
In the other group match, Vietnam and New Zealand drew 0-0.
Sixteen of the 24 teams advance to the second round -- the top two from each of the six groups and the four best third-placed finishers. The final is scheduled for June 11 in Suwon.