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US U20 MNT Drops Decision to Korea Republic in Netherlands Friendly

AKERSLOOT, Netherlands (May 20, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Korea Republic during a friendly in the Netherlands. The Asian side got on the board early and fended off the American attack before adding a second-half insurance goal.

In the third minute, Jeon Hyun Cheol created some space for himself at the top of the penalty area, turned and fired a rocket that beat U.S. goalkeeper Samir Badr. In the 52nd minute, Jo Moo Yul finished an impressive set play that started with a free kick near midfield. The ball was headed across the box, where Jo Moo hit a volley to make it 2-0.

The U.S. begins the Cor Groenewegan Tournament on Saturday, May 22. Thomas Rongen's team will play abbreviated games with 20 minute halves. On Saturday, the team will face Japan, Athletico Mineiro and South Africa. On May 24 the team will play FC Utrecht and Heerenveen, with the tournament semifinals and final set for later that day.


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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Korea U-20 MNT
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Akersloot, Netherlands
Date: May 20, 2010
Weather: Warm & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
        1   2    Final
USA  0   0    0
KOR  1   1    2

KOR – Jeon Hyun Cheol     3rd minute
KOR – Jo Moo Yul              52

USA: 18-Samir Badr, 6-Kofi Sarkodie (3-Chad Barson, 46), 14-Perry Kitchen, 4-Zarek Valentin, 5-Bryan De La Fuente (16-Parker Walsh, 46), 17-Bobby Wood (10-Bryan Dominguez, half), 12-Amobi Okugo (13-Cesar Zamora, 46), 8-Moises Orozco (19-Shaun Greenfield, 46), 15-Erik Benjaminsen (20-George Pantelic, 46), 7-Juan Agudelo (9-Lester Dewee, 46), 11-Jack McInerney (25-Alex Molano, 46)
Subs Not Used: 24-Cody Cropper
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

KOR: 27-Jo Hyeon Woo, 2-Jeong Dong Ho (22-Sin Se Gye, 63), 4-Cho Gyu Seung, 6-Hwang Do Yeon (9-Cho Ji Hun, 70), 8-Park Ho Chel (13-Hwang Soon Min, 80), 26- Hwang Chul Hwan (18-Lee Jong Ho, 51), 25-Lee Seok Hyun (14-Park Chel Ho, 57), 5-Lee Chang Yong, 24-Jeon Hyun Cheol (7-Suk Hyun Jun, 57), 11-Go Moo Yul (17-Kim Sun Min, 80), 10-Park Hee Seong
Subs Not Used: 1-Lee Bum Soo, 21-Yang Han Been, 3-Park Hyo Sang, 12-Kim Ui Bum, 16-Choi Sung Geun
Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary: USA / KOR
Shots 3 / 8
Saves 3 / 2
Fouls 18 / 18
Corner Kicks 2 / 5
Offside 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Jack McInerney (caution)        25th minute
KOR – Park Hyung Jin (caution)        45
USA – Lester Dewee (caution)           51