Flores Brace Leads U-20 MNT to 2-0 Win in Copa Ciudad de Rosario
ROSARIO, Argentina (July 25, 2009) -- Jorge Flores scored twice as the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team opened the Copa Ciudad de Rosario with a 2-0 win against C.A. Tiro Federal.
Flores' first goal came in the 19th minute as a result of a well-played cross from defender Sheanon Williams. Williams' ball was placed right in front of goal and forward Brian Ownby challenged the goalkeeper in the air just enough to force him to mishandle the ball. Flores had kept his run alive and was there for the touch in.
Late in the game, a pair of substitutes set up Flores second goal as Michael Stephens won the ball along the right sideline and quickly played it ahead to Fuad Ibrahim. Ibrahim carried the ball to the top of the box and dished it to his left, where Flores was making a run into the box. The Chivas USA midfielder struck a one-time laser high into the near post in the 83rd minute.
The Copa Cuidad de Rosario includes two international games for Thomas Rongen's squad in its last training camp before the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in September. The U.S. will face Uruguay on July 27 and Australia on July 29 before departing Rosario on July 30.
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report
Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. C.A. Tiro Federal
Competition: Copa Ciudad de Rosario
Location: Rosario, Argentina
Date: July 25, 2009
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
Tiro Fed. 0 0 0
USA - Jorge Flores (Sheanon Williams) 19th minute
USA - Jorge Flores (Fuad Ibrahim) 86
USA: 24-Brian Perk, 4-Sheanon Williams, 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 6-Ike Opara, 3-Anthony Wallace; 11-Jorge Flores, 10-Dilly Duka, 19-Dillon Powers, 16-Brian Ownby (8-Michael Stephens, 83); 14-Sam Garza (5-Gerson Mayen, 70), 12-Tony Taylor (9-Fuad Ibrahim, 67)
Subs Not Used: 18-Josh Lambo, 7-Cesar Zamora
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
Tiro Fed.: 1-Federico Consentino, 2-Eduardo Neumayer, 3-Nicolas Benitez, 4-Ezequiel Benitez, 5-Gonzalo Cozzoni, 6-Franco Lazzaroni, 7-Bernardo Cuesta, 8-Hector Rueda, 9-Leandro LeDesma, 10-Cristian Morales, 11-Damian Navarro
Subs Not Used: 12-Emanuel Erazu, 13-Juan Cassarini, 14-Facundo Fabello, 15-Ezequiel Avila, 16-Emanuel Pajon, 17-Ivan Saucedo, 18-Gaston Pent, 19-Gustavo Bento, Braian Cucco
Head Coach: Jose Preuit
USA / Tiro Fed.
Shots 10 / 13
Saves 9 / 4
Fouls 17 / 12
Corner Kicks 3 / 4
Offside 4 / 1