YNT Jan 22, 2012
The U.S. MNT is training in Costa Rica
The U-23 Men's National Team is in Costa Rica for the conclusion of their January training camp, and Saturday they played the first of two scrimmages when they took on the reserves of perennial Costa Rican powerhouse Saprissa.
The teams dueled to a 0-0 draw at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, which U.S. fans will recognize from previous World Cup qualifiers. There were chances for both sides but none bore fruit. Next up for the USA is a scrimmage against Alajuelense, the club of former U.S. international Roy Lassiter.
The U.S. lineup:
USA: 1-Zac MacMath; 4-Kofi Sarkodie (17-Sheanon Williams, 77), 3-Zarek Valentin (capt.) (19-Royal-Dominique Fennell, 77), 2-Sebastien Ibeagha (Andrew Wenger, 46), 5-Jorge Villafana; 6-Amobi Okugo (15-Mix Diskerud, 46), 8-Jared Jeffrey (13-Michael Stephens, 61), 10-Dilly Duka (12-Isaac Acuna, 67); 7-Freddy Adu, 9-Tony Taylor (11-Jack McInerney, 70), 11-Jack McInerney (14-Joe Corona, 46)
Head Coach: Caleb Porter