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U-18 MNT Earns Draw Against Chile at Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney

SYDNEY (Jan. 15, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team earned a draw against Chile at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, Australia.

After a 17th minute goal from Chile, the U.S. battled back with midfielder Amobi Okugo leveling the score in the second half. A 54th minute corner kick from Dillon Powers sailed into the six-yard box where Okugo rose above the Chilean defenders to head it in.

Next up for the U-18 MNT is a battle with China on Friday, Jan. 16. They will then round out play at the Australian Youth Olympic Tournament against the hosts on Jan. 18.

Match: U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Chile
Date: January 15, 2009
Competition: Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Venue: Valentine Sports Park; Sydney, Australia
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. (2:00 a.m. ET)
Attendance: TBD
Weather: 90 degrees, sunny with high winds

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

CHI – Jose Silva                                          17th minute
USA – Amobi Okugo (Dillon Powers)      54

USA: 1-Zachary MacMath; 6-Scott Prozeller, 15-Zarek Valentin, 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 12-Kofie Sarkodie; 7-Jose Altamirano, 8-Dillon Powers, 5-Amobi Okugo (capt.), 4-Nicholas Millington (13-Scott Caldwell, 81st), 11-Miles Byass (23-London Woodberry, 46th); 25-Will Bates (14-Hasani Sinclair, 66th)
Subs not used: 3-Chad Barson, 9-Adam Jahn, 18-Alex Long, 10-Jossimar Sanchez
Head Coach: Mike Matkovich

CHI: 1-Carlos Alfaro; 2-Benjamin Vidal, 3-Matias Blazquez, 4-Daniel Ulloa, 5-Hugo Caceras (15-Leonardo Valencia, 66th); 6-Luis Gallegos, 7-Johanns Dulcien (18-Bernado Campos, 62nd), 8-Juan Espinoza, 9-Ramses Bustos (20-Misael Da Vila, 66th), 10-Jose Silva (capt.); 11-Yasir Pinto
Subs not used: 12-Diego Fuentes, 14-Fernando Espinoza, 16-Mirco Opazo, 17-Diego Opazo
Head Coach:

Stats Summary: USA / Chile
Shots: 12 / 9
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 4/ 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Fouls: 16 / 11
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Amobi Okugo (caution)               37th minute
USA – Nicholas Millington (caution)     73

Referee: Gary Vanderburet
Assistant Referee 1: Alex Lord
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Veridiccho
Fourth Official: David Costello