United States wins again at Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States beat host New Zealand 4-0 to become the first team to secure a place in the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup while Ghana shocked South American champion Argentina 3-2 on Tuesday.

After beating Myanmar 2-1 in its opening match on Saturday, the United States moved atop Group A to become the first of 24 teams to seal a place in the round of 16.

Earlier, Ukraine put the U.S. under pressure by beating Myanmar 6-0 to move temporarily atop the group, and with a 6-0 goal differential, following its opening 0-0 draw with New Zealand.

But the U.S. overcame wet, cold conditions to beat New Zealand with a double by Rubio Rubin and goals to Emerson Hyndman and Paul Arriola.