U.S. U-20 MNT Falls to Uruguay in Second Friendly
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (June 8, 2012) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell 2-0 to Uruguay in the second friendly match in as many days between the two teams.
The U.S. next travels to Chile, where the team will face the hosts on June 12 at 6 p.m. ET at Estadio Viera in Santiago.
Uruguay’s Gaston Silva opened the scoring, receiving the ball off a free kick and taking it up the field just inside the left corner of the 18-yard box. Silva quickly turned right and fired a low shot into the goal.
Renato Cesar scored the Charruas’ second goal on a quick break. Rodrigo Aguirre recovered the ball after a turnover and played a through ball into the center of the box where Cesar was crashing in.
-- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report --
Match: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Uruguay U-20 MNT
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012
Venue: Parque Viera; Montevideo, Uruguay
Kickoff: 3 p.m. (2 p.m. ET)
Weather: 62 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
URU 1 1 2
URU – Gaston Silva 39th minute
URU – Renato Cesar (Rodrigo Aguirre) 61
USA: 1-Cody Cropper; 2-Boyd Okwuonu, 4-William Packwood (capt.), 5-Christian Dean (17-AJ Cochran, 69), 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda (12-Jordan McCrary, 46); 8-Wil Trapp (15-Daniel Cuevas, 69), 10-Mikey Lopez, 6-Caleb Stanko (14-Eric Miller, 46) (16-Benji Joya, 79); 7-Victor Pineda, 9-Villyan Bijev (13-Jonathan Top, 46), 11-Daniel Garcia.
Subs not used: 18-Tomas Gomez
Not dressed: James Rogers
Head Coach: Tab Ramos
URU: 1-Mathias Cubero; 4-Gabriel de Leon, 2-Emilian Velazquez (capt.) (13-Sebastian Gorga, 89), 3-Gaston Silva, 6-Gianni Rodriguez (22-Mauricio Alonso, 82); 7-Renato Cesar (19-Lucas Olaza, 69), 8-Sebastian Cristoforo, 5-Jim Varela; 10-Sebastian Sosa (17-Gonzalo Mastriani, 46), 9-Rodrigo Aguirre (18-Juan Mascia, 77), 11-Nicolas Albarracin.
Subs not used: 12-Sergio Rochet, 14-Guillermo Varela, 15-Leonardo Pais, 16-Maximiliano Moreira, 20-Diego Rolan, 21-Alejandro Siles, 23-Ezequiel Pessoa.
Head Coach: Juan Jose Verzeri
Stats Summary: USA / URU
Shots: 5 / 14
Shots on Goal: 1 / 7
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 13 / 13
Offside: 1 / 1
USA – 10-Mikey Lopez (caution) 88th minute