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
Date: March 25, 2007
Weather: Cool, 65 degrees
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
Shots 15 8
Shots on goal 10 4
Saves 2 5
Fouls 19 12
Corner Kicks 8 3
Offside 3 3
USA – Amaechi Igwe (caution) 61st minute
SMU – n/a (caution) 78.