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U.S. Under-23's Suffer Another 1-0 Loss on Portugal Tour


CHICAGO (Thursday, January 27, 2000) - The U.S. Under-23 National Team lost another heartbreaker on their tour of Portugal, this time to Portuguese First Division club FC Estoril. Starting a mix of the USA's "A" and "B" teams against the pro club's top squad, the Under-23's made wholesale substitutions at the start of the second half only to fall behind for good in the 62nd minute. An errant Estoril shot that was headed over the endline deflected off second-half substitute Chad McCarty and past Mutiny teammate/'keeper Andy Kirk for the lone score. The third and last game for the 23's while overseas will be played this Sunday (Jan. 30) against German second division club Offenbach FC. From there, the team of Olympic hopefuls is tentatively scheduled to regroup and train from Feb. 5-11 in Ft. Lauderdale, home of MLS Spring Training 2000. The following is the game report for today's match:

2000 U.S. UNDER-23 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team vs. FC Estoril (Portuguese First Division)
Competition:International Exhibition
Venue:Lisbon, Portugal
Date:January 27, 2000 - kickoff 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
000
FC Estoril
011

EST - Own Goal (Chad McCarty), 62.

Lineups:
USA - 24-Andy Kirk, 12-Ramiro Corrales, x- Dan Califf (3-Chad McCarty, 46), 2-Brian Dunseth (Capt.), 5-Evan Whitfield (4-Matt Chulis, 46), 19-Antonio Otero (13-DaMarcus Beasley, 46), 11-Brian Winters (6-Carlos Parra, 62), 23-Sasha Victorine (10-Peter Vagenas, 46), 15-Brian West (8-John Thorrington, 46), 9-Chris Brown (20-Landon Donovan, 46), 17-Chris Albright (22-Conor Casey, 46).

EST - n/a.

Statistical Summary:USAEST
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
44
Saves . . . . . . . . . .
12
Corner Kicks . . . . .
159
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
63
Offside . . . . . . . . .
80

Misconduct Summary:
USA
Matt Chulis (caution)85.

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