Two late goals by Alejandro Pozuelo gave Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire in MLS play Saturday, snapping TFC's six-game winless streak.
Andy Farrell was left with plenty to ponder following a resounding 32-17 defeat.
Goals from Alex Scott and Jarell Quansah sealed England's place in the showpiece as Ian Foster's men showed great resilience away in Slovakia. The Azzurrini took the lead in the 12th minute as Fabio Miretti converted an early penalty to edge his side ahead. With the Young Lions unable to mount a response in the remainder of the first-half, head coach Foster opted to make three changes just 10 minutes after the restart. One of those changes included the introduction of Alex Scott, who replaced Aston Villa's Tim Iroegbunam.