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U.S. Men's Pan American Team Falls to Mexico

RIO de JANIERO, Brazil (July 21, 2007) -- Two second-half goals by Mexico end the U.S. run at the 2007 Pan American Games. As the U.S. was playing with 10 men after the 72nd minute, Mexico was able to take advantage of the depleted U.S. defense and score twice in the last 15 minutes.

In the 75th minute, Rodolfo del Real put Mexico on the board first. Three minutes later, Enrique Alejandro Esqueda made it 2-0, and the Mexican defense did the rest, allowing just one shot on goal throughout the game.

U.S. goalkeeper Warren Gross made nine saves in the match, facing 15 total shots. The U.S. ends their run at the Pan American games with one win and two losses.

                                      -U.S. Men’s Pan American Team Match Report -

Participants: USA vs. Mexico
Competition: Pan American Games
Location: Maracana Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: July 21, 2007

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

MEX - Rodolfo del Real                         75th minute
MEX - Enrique Alejandro Esqueda     78th minute

USA: 18-Warren Gross; 2-Shawn Barry (11-Danny Barrera, 54), 3-Kevin Alston, 4-Greg Eckhardt, 5-Omar Gonzales, 6-Bobby Warshaw, 7-Michael Stephens (15-Daniel Kelly, 46); 8-Stephen McCarthy, 10-Peri Marosevic (12-Daniel Cruz, 66), 14-Chance Meyers, 16-Jalil Anibaba (c)
Subs not used: 1-Kevin Klasila, 2-Shawn Barry, 11-Danny Barrera, 17-Tyler Cyrus
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

MEX: 1-Sergio Javier Arias; 2-Christian Emmanuel Sanchez, 4-Hugo Ayala (c), 7-Raul Martinez, 9-Enrique Alejandro Esqueda, 10-Moises Adrian Velasco (11-Emmaneul Cerda, 88), 14-Jose Jonathan Pina, 15-Eduardo Barron (5-Jose Oscar Recio, 76), 16-Mario Gallegas (6-Alejandro Berber, 74), 17-Jorge Emmanuel Torres, 18-Rodolfo del Real
Subs not used: 3-Marco Ivan Perez, 8-Rodolfo Salinas, 12-Aaron Fernandez, 13-Ever Arsenio Guzman

Statistical Summary:
Shots: 4/15
Shots on goal: 1/11
Saves: 9/1
Fouls: 15/5
Corner Kicks:  4/2
Offside: 0/4

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Jalil Anibaba (caution)        40th minute
USA - Danny Barrera (caution)     63.
USA - Jalil Anibaba (caution)        72.
USA - Jalil Anibaba (sent off)        72.
USA - Danny Barrera (sent off)     80.
USA - Chance Meyers (caution)   86.

Referee: Fernando Cabrera (URU)
1st Assistant: Carlos Pastorino (URU)
2nd Assistant: Luis Abadie (PER)
Fourth Official: Hector Pacheco (PER)