U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Draws America, 2-2, at Copa Chivas Tournament
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Jan. 26, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team opened its campaign at the Copa Chivas tournament in Guadalajara with a 2-2 draw against America.
America opened the scoring in the 15th minute, when Jose Ayala redirected a free kick with his head past U.S. 'keeper Josh Lambo. Just five minutes later, Felix Garcia pressured the center back, stole the ball at the top of the box, went in one v. one with the goalkeeper and slotted the ball home.
Just a few minutes into the second half, Garcia's pressure resulted in another U.S. goal. The XX native beat his man down the left and cut across the endline before finding Alex Nimo in front of the goal. Nimo finished a one-timer to put the U.S. ahead.
In the 50th minute, America's Andres Ademar ran onto the end of a long through ball, and went in alone on Lambo, putting away the game-tying goal for the 2-2 final.
The U.S. is back in action on Sunday, Jan. 27 against Tecos.
Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. America
Competition: Copa Chivas (35 minute halves)b
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: January 26, 2008
Weather: Hot & Sunny
1st 2nd Final
USA 1 1 2
America 1 1 2
America Ayala 15th minute
USA Garcia 20.
USA Nimo (Garcia) 40.
America Ademar 50.
USA: 1-Josh Lambo, 5-Gale Agbosoumonde, 16-Steven Birnbaum, 10-Francklin Blaise, 15-Paolo DelPiccolo, 7-Jorge Flores, 3-Felix Garcia(8-Ahkeel Rodney, 65), 19-Alex Nimo(13-Jose Altamirano, 59), 2-Amobi Okugo, 14-Pablo Punyed(11-Cristian Gonzalez, 67), 6-Sheanon Williams
Subs Not Used: 18-Abdul Hamid, 20-Andrew Lubahn, 17-Nic Millington, 4-Matthew Uy, 12-Zarek Valentin
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
America: 95-Alejandro Vences, 72-George Corral, 73-Gabriel DeLavega, 106-Jorge Leon(112-Luis Sotelo, 57), 116-Isaac Martinez, 102-Omar Garduno, 110 Andres Ademar, 107-Luis Nava(101-Jorge Reyes,45), 108-Jose Ayala(115-Octavio Mora, 55), 84-Antonio Lopez, 98-Erick Pimentel
Subs Not Used:112-Diego Reyes, 97-Alfredo Duran, 111-Oliver Jimenez, 117-Joan Camacho
Head Coach: Pedro Vega
Shots 8 / 10
Saves 6 / 4
Fouls 21 / 7
Corner Kicks 1 / 4
Offside 1 / 1
USA DelPiccolo (Caution) 31st minute
USA Agbossoumonde (Caution) 38.
America Leon (Caution) 55.
USA Okugo (Caution) 68.