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U-20 MNT Defeat SMU, 3-2

CHICAGO (March 25, 2007) - The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team defeated Southern Methodist University, 3-2, this afternoon on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.

Forward Gabriel Ferrari scored two goals before captain Freddy Adu buried the game-winner in the 90th minute.

Ferrari scored his first goal in the eighth minute and the one-goal lead held up until the second half. The Mustangs pulled even in the 55th minute, but Ferrari put the U.S. back on top in the 74th minute, finishing off a pass from Tim Ward.

SMU scored their second equalizer six minutes later, but Adu provided the heroics with a goal in the final minute of the game.

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Southern Methodist University
Competition: Friendly
Location: SMU
Date: March 25, 2007
Weather: Cool, 65 degrees

Scoring Summary:
                         1     2      F
USA                 1     2      3
SMU                0     2      2 

USA – Gabriel Ferrari (Freddy Adu)             8th minute
SMU – n/a                                                         55.
USA – Gabriel Ferrari (Tim Ward)               74.
SMU – n/a                                                         80.
USA – Freddy Adu (Ross LaBauex)             90.

USA: 1-Chris Seitz (18-Diego Restrepo, 46); 2-Tim Ward, 3-Amaechi Igwe, 13-Ofori Sarkodie, 19-Tony Beltran; 4-Anthony Wallace (Jalil Anibaba, 58) 7-Danny Szetela, 11-Freddy Adu (capt.); 10-Sal Zizzo (Ross LaBauex, 46), 8-Robbie Rogers, 9-Gabriel Ferarri
Subs not used:
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

SMU: n/a

Statistical Summary:
                                    USA  SMU
Shots                           15       8  
Shots on goal            10       4
Saves                            2        5
Fouls                           19      12
Corner Kicks                8        3
Offside                           3        3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Amaechi Igwe (caution)            61st minute
SMU – n/a (caution)                                78.