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U.S. Under-20 MNT Falls to Uruguay, 1-0, to Round Out Argentina Trip

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Dec. 1, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team fell, 1-0, to Uruguay in Buenos Aires, to conclude their three-game tour of Argentina.

Alexis Rivarola broke a scoreless tie in the 80th minute when he headed home a corner kick, and Uruguay would hold on for the win. Goalkeeper Larry Jackson made eight saves for the U.S. in the game.

Thomas Rongen's side tied River Plate's youth squad and Argentina, 1-1, to finish their trip with a 0-1-2 record. The Under-20 Men's National Team is in early preparations for the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.


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

Participants: USA U20 MNT vs. Uruguay
Competition: Friendly
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: December 1, 2007
Weather: Hot & Sunny

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


URU Rivarola 80th minute


Lineups:
USA: 18-Larry Jackson, 9-Bryan Arguez (11-Charles Renken, 82), 4-Kyle Davies, 13-Jorge Flores, 10-Abdusalam Ibrahim (6-Andrew Giallombardo, 53), 12-Ian Kalis (5-Gale Agbossoumonde, 46), 14-Amobi Okugo, 16-Aubrey Perry, 15-Kofi Sarkodie (17-Victor Cortez, 53), 8-Ben Speas (3-Chris Klute, 46; 7-Pablito Cruz, 82), 2-Anthony Wallace

Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

URU: 1-Campana(12-Trilla, half), 4-Gunino, 2-M.Silva(13-Bacardac, 67), 3-J.Silva(18-Techera, 53), 6-Morales, 8-Guarteche(15-Mansulino, 67), 5-Piriz, 10-Rivarola, 7-Urretaviscaya(16-Pereyra, half), 9-Soria(17-Silva, 53), 11-Mendez(14-Mieres, 53)

Subs Not Used:

Head Coach: Diego Aguirre

Statistical Summary:

          USA  URU
Shots 7 / 13
Saves 8 / 4
Fouls 17 / 13
Corner Kicks 3 / 5
Offside 1  / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA   Kyle Davies (caution)           87th minute

U.S. Under-20 MNT Draws Argentina in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Nov. 28, 2007) -- After falling behind on an 11th minute penalty kick,  the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team came away with a draw against Argentina as part of their foreign training camp in Buenos Aires.

Jorge Flores, who set up the game-tying goal in the team's first match against River Plate's youth squad, scored the equalizer against the host country in the 72nd minute, finishing a Pablito Cruz cross from the right side. 

The U.S. will play the final game of their  tour of Argentina on Dec. 1 against Uruguay in Buenos Aires.


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


Participants: USA U20 MNT vs. Argentina
Competition: Friendly
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: November 28, 2007
Weather: Hot & Sunny

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

ARG       # 9                                                11th minute
USA       Jorge Flores (Pablito Cruz)      72.


Lineups:
USA: 1-Josh Lambo, 3-Chris Klute( 15-Kofi Sarkodie, 66), 5-Gale Agbossoumonde, 4-Kyle Davies, 17-Victor Cortez, 2-Anthony Wallace, 14-Amobi Okugo, 6-Andrew Giallombardo (9-Bryan Arguez, 46), 13-Jorge Flores (11-Charles Renken, 74), 7-Pablito Cruz (12-Ian Kalis, 46), 10-Abdusalam Ibrahim(8-Ben Speas, 65)

Subs Not Used: 18-Larry Jackson, 16-Aubrey Perry

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

ARG: Fernando Monetti, Emanuel Martinez, Federico Fernandez, Fernando Meza, Emir Saul Falccioli, Cristian Gaitan, Ezequiel Benavidez, Gonzalo Cabrera, Javier Carrasco, Gabrial Rodriguez, Gustavo Hernandez

Subs Not Used: N/A

Head Coach: Sergio Batista.

Statistical Summary:

            USA / ARG
Shots 6 / 5
Saves 3 / 2
Fouls 9 / 8
Corner Kicks 1 / 0
Offside 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Draws River Plate in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Nov. 26, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team drew with River Plate, 1-1, on Nov. 26, after their match against Paraguay was canceled.

After the U.S. fell behind in the 55th minute, Amobi Okugo leveled the score in the 72nd minute. Josh Lambo and Larry Jackson split time in goal.

Thomas Rongen's squad will take on Argentina on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Uruguay on Dec. 1, with both games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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


Participants: U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team vs. River Plate
Competition: Friendly
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: November 26, 2007
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
                       1   2   F
USA               0   1   1
River Plate   0   1   1

River Plate # 7 55th minute
USA - Amobi Okugo (Jorge Flores) 72nd minute


Lineups:
USA: 1-Josh Lambo (18-Larry Jackson, 46), 15-Kofi Sarkodie (17-Victor Cortez, 46), 5-Gale Agbossoumonde, 4-Kyle Davies (16-Aubrey Perry, 46), 12-Ian Kalis (3-Chris Klute, 46), 13-Jorge Flores, 9-Bryan Arguez (11-Charles Renken, 46), 6-Andrew Giallombardo (14-Amobi Okugo, 46), 2-Anthony Wallace, 8-Ben Speas (7-Pablito Cruz, 46), 10-Abdusalam Ibrahim

Subs Not Used: N/A

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen


River Plate: N/A

Subs Not Used:

Head Coach: N/A


Statistical Summary:

           USA / River Plate
Shots 6 / 9
Saves 5 / 3
Fouls 11 / 9
Corner Kicks 1 / 0
Offside 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
River Plate - #7 (caution)     25th Minute

U.S. U17 '91s Top Ukraine in Kiev

U.S. Under-17 '91s Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: U.S. Under-17 MNT ‘91s vs. Ukraine
Date: June 9, 2007
Location: Obukhiv Stadium – Kiev, Ukraine
Weather: Sunny


Scoring Summary:
               1    2    F
USA       2    1    3
UKR      0    1    1

USA: Ryan Finley (Christian Ramos) 4th minute
USA: Dersu Abolfathi (Ben Speas) 10.
USA: Finley (Speas) 47.
UKR: Kartushov (Skylar)


Lineups:
USA: 1-Cody Mizell, 2-Dersu Abolfathi (10-Charles Renken), 3-Gale Agbossoumonde, 5-Amobi Okugo, 6-Christian Ramos (4-Andrew Quintana, 53), 7-Chad Barson, 8-Kofi Sarkodie, 9-Aubrey Perry, 14-Ben Speas, 15-Korey Veeder, 16-Ryan Finley (17-John Fitzpatrick, 65)

UKR: 1-Tetenko, 3-Prilyepov, 5-Butko, 6-Girskii, 7-Prychynecko, 8-Chaykovskii, 10-Silantiyev, 11-Pidchenko (18-Balashov, 50), 16-Zhuk (15-Kartushov, 46), 17-Zaika (9-Skylar, 46), 19-Natochii

Statistical Summary:

                         USA   UKR
Shots              6           8
Saves             8            3
Corner Kicks 1           6
Fouls              20          4
Offside           10          0

Misconduct Summary:
USA      Aubrey Perry (caution) 67th minute

Officials:
Referee: Sergii Lysenchuk
Asst.: Evgenii Petrakov
Asst.: Nikolay Krivonos
Fourth: Pavlo Chyzhevskiy

U.S. Under-17 '91s Fall to Serbia in Ukraine

Participants: U.S. Under-17 MNT ‘91s vs. Serbia U-16 MNT
Date: June 8, 2007
Location: Obukhiv Stadium – Kiev, Ukraine
Weather: Sunny


Scoring Summary:
                1   2   F
USA        0   0   0
Serbia    1   0   1
    
SER: Stevanovic (Mrkic) 47th min.


Lineups:
USA: 1-Mizzel, 3-Agbossoumonde, 8-Sarkodie (17-Fitzpatrick, 64), 9-Perry, 15-Veeder, 5-Okugo, 10-Renken (14-Speas, 64), 12-Cadwell (6-Ramos, 66), 2-Abolfathi, 13-Arreola (12-Altamirano, 52), 16-Finley

SER: 1-Cakovic, 2-Liscevic, 3-Sekulic (13-Bozovic, 77), 4-Stjepic, 5-Milanovic, 6-Brkic, 7-Babic (14-Smederevac, 62), 8-Ignjoski, 9-Mrkic (16-Vukosavljevic, 74), 10-Stevonovic, 11-Miladinovic (18-Milojevic, 50)

Statistical Summary:

                        USA   SER
Shots               2          2
Saves              1          2
Corner Kicks  4          2
Fouls               10        5
Offside             4          3

Misconduct Summary:
USA Sarkodie (caution) 26th min.
SER Brkic (caution) 45.

Officials:
Referee: Sergii Dankovski
Asst.: Andrii Papirovich
Asst.: Anatolli Dudchyk
Fourth: Viktor Derdo

U-15 Boys' National Team Wins Two, Draws One and Drops One in Argentina

CARSON, Calif. (May 7, 2007) - The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for an international training camp, led by head coach Jim Barlow.

The 20-player training camp kicked off on April 27 with the first match against Boca Juniors on April 30. The U-15s defeated Boca, 3-0, and went on to tie, 2-2, with Argentina two days later.

On Friday, the squad fell, 2-1, to Uruguay and finished up their trip on Sunday (May 6) with a 2-1 win against Gimnasia.

U-15 BNT Schedule
Date         Opponent          Result    U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
April 30    Boca Juniors    3-0 W      Henry, Renken, Tomaselli
May 2        Argentina          2-2 T       Henry, Renken
May 4       Uruguay             1-2 L       Pantelic
May 6       Gimnasia          2-1 W      Renken, Tomaselli

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