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U.S. U-20 MNT Draws Brazil in First International Match at Copa Chivas

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Jan. 23, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team continued play at the Copa Chivas tournament in Guadalajara with a 1-1 draw against Brazil.

After a scoreless first half, Brazil strung quick passes together just moments after the second half opening whistle and got behind the U.S. defense. Moving quickly down the left flank, Adrian sped into the corner and slotted the ball back for Lucas. Lucas hit a first-time shot past Zac MacMath to give the South Americans a lead.

Their advantage would only last seven minutes, however, as the U.S. struck back. A long punt from MacMath, who is sharing time in Guadalajara with Earl Edwards, bounced once and was over the Brazilian defense. Juan Agudelo was already sprinting past his defenders and ran onto the ball to control it. He calmly played it past the goalkeeper to level the score.


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

USA U-20 MNT vs. Brazil
Competition: Copa Chivas 2010
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: Jan. 23, 2010
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
             1   2     Final
USA       0   1    1
BRA       0   1    1

Brazil - Lucas (Adrian)                      48th minute
USA - Juan Agudelo (Zac MacMath)   55

USA: 18-Zac MacMath; 14-Bryan Gallego, 6-Emilio Orozco, 5-Perry Kitchen, 3-Moises Hernandez; 17-Juan Agudelo, 10-Marlon Duran (21-Nick Palodichuk, 57), 12-Amobi Okugo, 8-Carlos Martinez(19-Fuad Ibrahim, 58), 15-Ryan Dodson (13-Luis Gil, 23), 16-Victor Chavez (20-Jack McInerney, 63)
Subs Not Used: 24-Earl Edwards, 25-Michael Ambrose, 4-Zach Herold, 7-Stefan Jerome, 22-Eriq Zavaleta
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Brazil: 1-Guido, 2-Lucas, 3-Luis Gustavo, 4-Glenio, 5-Jonatas, 6-Victor, 7-Marlon Bico, 8-Adrian, 9-Lucas Piazon, 10-Mateus(11-Lucas Lopez, 62), 15-Rodrigo(18-Pedro, 66)
Subs Not Used: 12-Jairo, 13-Oliveira, 14-Emerson, 16-Hugo
Head Coach: Antonio Nizzo

Statistical Summary:
USA / Brazil
Shots 5 / 7
Saves 2 / 1
Fouls 10 / 12
Corner Kicks 2 / 2
Offside 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Gallego (caution)     27th minute
USA - Agudelo (caution)    42
Brazil - Luis (caution)        59
Brazil - Victor (caution)      59
USA - Ibrahim (caution)     70