U.S. U-20 MNT Builds 1-1-1 Record on Day One at Cor Groenewegan
UITGEEST, Netherlands (May 22, 2010) -- In a day filled with abbreviated games at the Cor Groenewegan in the Netherlands, the U.S. U-20 MNT came away with a 1-1-1 record, picking up a win against SK Lokeren, a draw with Athletico Mineiro and a narrow defeat to Japan.
The first game saw the only international match up of the day, with Thomas Rongen's side battling Japan. Despite getting on the board early with a goal from Jack McInerney, two late goals from Japan made the final score 2-1.
Next up was a match against Athletico Mineiro, with neither team able to find the back of the net in the short 40-minute game. Samir Badr kept the shutout for the Americans in his first game of the day.
In the third and final game of the day against another club side, Badr kept his second clean sheet against Sporting Lokeren as the U.S. went on to win 1-0. Bobby Wood scored a goal in the final minute, finishing a long ball over the ball by bringing it down and dribbling past the last defender and the goalkeeper to lift his team to the win.