SUEZ, Egypt -- The United States defeated Cameroon 4-1 Tuesday at the under-20 World Cup, rebounding from an opening 3-0 loss to Germany.
Bryan Arguez scored in first-half injury time, Tony Taylor doubled the lead in the 47th minute and Dilly Duka increased it to 3-0 in the 73rd.
Banana Yaya converted a penalty kick for Cameroon in the 75th after Ike Opara tugged Brice Owona's shirt and pulled him down in the penalty area. Brian Ownby scored the final goal in second-half injury time.
Germany (1-0-1) leads Group C with four points following a 1-1 tie with South Korea (0-1-1). The United States and Cameroon (both 1-1) have three points each.
The United States plays South Korea on Friday in its final first-round game.
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