Seb shines on big stage

Sebastian Lletget will face the biggest match of his career to date on Wednesday night when he lines up for the United States against Guatemala in a winner-takes-all Under-20 international.

The team that triumphs in the 2011 CONCACAF U20 Championship quarter-final will automatically earn a place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this summer. Guatemala are hosting the continental tournament but the US will be favourites, especially after an impressive 2-0 defeat of Panama to earn their last-eight berth.

Lletget was involved in the second goal for Kelyn Rowe, who had also struck the opener, clipping the ball through for his team-mate to wrap up the win. The No8 had also played a full 90 minutes in the 4-0 earlier group win against Suriname on 29 March.

The Hammers youngster would be expected to go with the US to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia should they qualify for the tournament between 29 July and 20 August. The four CONCACAF qualifiers will join the 15 other nations, including England, Australia and the hosts Colombia.

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