New York City FC midfielder Yangel Herrera brought home some hardware from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Sunday.
His Venezuela side, lost to England in the final in Suwon, Korea and he was named the Bronze Ball Award as the third best player in the tournament.
The captain of the Venezuelan team was a key player for his South American side in its march to the final. His overall performance impressed fans, media and FIFA officials. Herrera played every minute of Venezuela’s seven games.
The 19-year-old Herrera, on loan from Manchester City, is expected to return home this week. It was not immediately know if would be available for Wednesday’s Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup clash at the Red Bulls.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 35th-minute goal was all England needed in the match. in Suwon.
Yangel has earned rave reviews for his performances in every game in South Korea, helping his nation to the final in the competition for the first time, playing every minute of the competition in all seven matches.
England goalkeeper Freddie Woodman made two huge saves in the second half to deny Venezuela a way back into the match. Those were a one-on-one stop from Sergio Cordova and another from the penalty spot from Adalberto Perananda.