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U.S. U-20 MNT Tops China at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland


BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (July 26, 2010) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team opened its campaign at the prestigious Milk Cup with a 1-0 victory against China. Forward Omar Salgado scored the game's only goal in the 18th minute, while goalkeeper Zac MacMath and defenders Zarek Valentin, Perry Kitchen, Gale Agbossoumonde and Greg Garza held onto the shutout.

Valentin was mobile from his right back position and got forward in the first half via a give and go with Alex Molano to get into the corner. Valentin touched it back for Molano, who played a good ball into the area, where the 6-foot 4-inch Salgado jumped over his defender to head the ball in at he back post in his first international game.

The U.S. will next play Denmark on Wednesday, July 28, at 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) with a chance to advance to the championship game of the tournament's Elite division.

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. China
Competition: 2010 Milk Cup
Location: Ballymena Showgrounds, Northern Ireland
Date: July 26, 2010
Time: 8:00 p.m. Local
Weather: Cool and Damp

Scoring Summary:   1   2   F
USA                          1   0   1
CHN                          0   0   0

USA – Omar Salgado (Alex Molano) 18th minute

Lineups:
USA: 18-Zac MacMath; 2-Zarek Valentin, 6-Perry Kitchen, 22-Gale Agbossoumonde, 5-Greg Garza (15-Bryan De La Fuente, 46); 10-Francisco Navas Cobo (8-Dillon Powers, 46), 12-Conor Shanosky, 7-Alex Molano (16-Ernest Nungaray, 67), 14-Fuad Ibrahim; 17-Juan Agudelo, 9-Omar Salgado (13-Adrian Ruelas, 88)
Subs Not Used: 3-Sacir Hot, 19-Ethan White, 24-Samir Badr
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen


CHN: 12-Dong Jianhong; 14-Shi Ke, 5-Lei Tenglong (7-Zang Hongan, 91), 3-Ma Chongchong, 6-Cai Shun; 16-Liu Binbin (24-Bi Jinhao, 88), 11-Zou Yucheng, 20-Wang Tong (15-Liu Yang, 81), 19-Zang Xizhe; 17-Gu Bin, 23-Men Yang (18-Ji Chao, 72)
Subs Not Used: 10-Peng Xinli, 21-Tan Tiancheng
Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary: USA / CHN
Shots 12 / 9
Saves 5 / 2
Fouls 12 / 7
Corner Kicks 7 / 6
Offside 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Milk Cup Elite Division Schedule/Results
Date            Result
June 26       Denmark 4, Japan 1
June 26      USA 1, China 0
June 26       Mexico 1, Northern Ireland 1
June 28      USA vs. Denmark
June 28       Northern Ireland vs. China
June 28       Mexico vs. Japan


Milk Cup Elite Division Standings

Team  W    L  T   Pts.   GF   GA  GD
Denmark 

 1 

 0

1

+3

USA 

 1 

0

+1

Northern Ireland 

 0 

1

0

Mexico 

 0 

1

0

China 

 0 

1

-1

Japan

0

1

0

0

1

4

-4



 



 

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