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U.S. U-20 MNT Falls 2-1 to Panama in Second International Friendly

PUEBLA, Mexico (Jan. 21, 2013) – Jose Villarreal converted a game-tying penalty kick, but the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell to Panama 2-1 in the teams’ second international friendly match in three days.

The U.S. and Panama played to a 2-2 draw on Jan. 19 in the previous closed-door match.

After both teams played a scoreless first half, Panama scored a goal in the 63rd minute. Shortly after, Villarreal was taken down by Panama’s goalkeeper on a fast break, just inside the box. Villarreal converted the PK in the 66th minute to tie the score at 1-1.

However, the U.S. could not hold on for a stalemate as Panama scored the winning goal in the 79th minute as Panama converted on both of its shots on goal.

The U.S. had a 3-2 shots on goal advantage while Panama out-shot the USA overall 10-9.

The U-20 MNT is preparing for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which takes place from Feb. 18-March 3 in Puebla.

- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 MNT v. Panama U-20 MNT
Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: La Noria FC; Puebla, Mexico
Kickoff: 3 p.m. (4 p.m. ET)
Attendance: --
Weather: 65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        0 1 1
PAN                        0 2 2

PAN                                          63rd minute
USA Jose Villarreal (penalty kick) 66
PAN                                          79

Stats Summary: USA / PAN
Shots: 9 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6
Fouls: 10 / 14
Offside: 1 / 1

USA: Kendall McIntosh (Jon Kempin, 46); Oscar Sorto, Shane O’Neill, Javan Torre, Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Boyd Okwuonu, 46); Wil Trapp, Daniel Garcia (Mikey Lopez, 26), Luis Gil; Jose Villarreal, Brandon Allen (Jonathan Top, 69), Daniel Cuevas.