The United States qualified for its first Olympic men's soccer tournament

since 2008 after beating Honduras 3-0 in the semi-finals of 

the Under-20 championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean on Friday night.

It was Paxten Aaronson of the Philadelphia Union who scored in the third minute,

which is the brother of Leeds midfielder Brenden Aaronson.

A goal scored by Alejandro Alvarado in the 23rd, and a goal scored by Quinn Sullivan

Aaronson's Philadelphia teammate, in the 43rd, ensured

that the US held a berth for the 2024 Olympic tournament.

Olympic men's soccer tournament is limited to 22 players under the age of 23,

with each nation permitted three wild cards over the limit.

As many clubs refused to provide top players to the US, 

Concacaf altered qualifying from under-23 teams to include them in under-20 competitions.

The US were eliminated from 2012 Olympic qualification

 when Sean Johnson allowed Jaime Alas' goal to go in off his hands in

second-half stoppage time, giving El Salvador a 3-3 draw