Javan Torre Helps U.S. U-20's Qualify for FIFA U-20 World Cup
March 6, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA freshman defender Javan Torre helped lead the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team to a berth in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup over the weekend, helping the team to a runner-up finish at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
The Santa Monica, Calif. native started in three of the U.S.'s five matches, helping the U.S. earn a 2-0 shutout against Cuba in the semifinals and playing all 90 minutes in the U.S.'s victory over Haiti. He also played 107 minutes in the thrilling final against Mexico, a match that the U.S. lost by a score of 3-1 in overtime. Torre played a total of 287 minutes for the U.S. in the tournament, producing one shot on goal. He has now earned a total seven caps for the U.S. U-20 National Team, recording one assist.
Torre played in 12 matches for the Bruins in 2012, making five starts and helping the team earn six shutouts. He previously played for the U.S. U-20's at the 2012 Marbella Cup in Spain last fall, playing in all three matches and recording an assist. He has also seen time with the U.S. U-18 National Team, participating in the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and helping the team to a third-place finish.
As mentioned above, the U.S. has clinched a berth in the 2013 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Turkey from June 21-July 13.
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