U.S. Under-20 MNT Tops Manchester United Reserves, Pick Up Second Win in England
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team topped the Manchester United Reserves, 2-1, with two goals from Peri Marosevic in the second game of their three-game tour of England.
May 8, 2008
Jorge Flores, who scored in the USA's first game, set up Marosevic's first goal in the 62nd minute. The midfielder dribbled down the left flank, beat a defender and slotted the ball for Marosevic, who finished with a one-timer.
Ten minutes later, Manchester United evened the score, beating U.S. goalkeeper Bill Hamid after a one-on-one breakaway.
But just before the final whistle, the U.S. took advantage of a long throw in from defender Sheanon Williams. Ike Opara, another defender who had joined the attack, flicked a header into the box for Marosevic, who scored with a one-time shot for the second time on the night.
The U.S. will finish its series of friendlies against the Liverpool Reserves on Friday, May 9 at Ansfield. The game, which was originally scheduled for May 10, will be the third game for the U.S. in three days.
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Manchester United Reserves
Location: Manchester, England
Date: May 8, 2008
1 2 Final
USA 0 2 2
MAN 0 1 1
USA - Peri Marosevic (Jorge Flores) 62nd minute
MAN - #10 72.
USA - Peri Marosevic (Ike Opara) 90.
USA: 1-Bill Hamid; 7-Richard Balchan (15-Taylor Kemp, 80), 4-Ike Opara, 2-Kyle Davies, 6-Sheanon Williams; 8-Jorge Flores, 14-Matt Kassel (11-Alfredo Morales, 46), 3-Greg Eckhardt (10-Jose Altamirano, 46), 9-Peri Marosevic, 13-Chris Agorsor (5-Zarek Valentin, 52), 12-Felix Garcia
Subs Not Used: 18-Perk, 16-Markheim, 17-Schuler
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
Manchester United: N/A
Head Coach: N/A
USA / MAN
Shots 14 / 7
Saves 5 / 9
Fouls 10 / 10
Corner Kicks 2 / 3
Offside 4 / 5