Under-20 MNT Falls to, Draws Guatemala
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen called in 16 players to a training camp from Aug. 10-14 in Sunrise, Fla. The U.S. dropped their first match and tied their second in a two-game series against the Guatemala U-20 Men’s National Team during that camp.
In their first match, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, a Mynor Gomez goal was the difference in the 1-0 loss. The teams then played to a scoreless draw two days later, despite the U.S. going a man down in the 38th minute after captain Anthony Wallace was issued a red card. The game finished 10 v. 10 as Guatemala's Oscar Donis also saw red in the 58th minute.
Brian Perk, veteran of the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup was between the pipes for both games, earning the shutout in the second.
U.S. U-20 MNT Results
Date Opponent Result
Aug. 12 Guatemala 0-1 L
Aug. 14 Guatemala 0-0 T
U.S. U-20 MNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Sean Duble (Cocoa, Fla.), Brian Perk (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.);
DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (Syracuse, N.Y.), Anthony Arena (Kenmore, Wash.), Ike Opara (Durham, N.C.), Zarek Valentin (Lancaster, Pa.), Anthony Wallace (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Sheanon Williams (Boston, Mass.);
MIDFIELDERS (4): Daniel Cruz (Glendale, Ariz.), Gerson Mayen (Los Angeles, Calif.), Alex Nimo (Portland, Ore.), Amobi Okugo (Sacramento, Calif.);
FORWARDS (4): Carlos Alvarez (Los Angeles, Calif.), Steven Cabas (Miami, Fla.), Abdus Ibrahim (Richfield, Minn.), Michele Martucci (Miami, Fla.)