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United States & Mexico Set for Championship Showdown in Saturday's NIKE U.S. Cup '99 Finale in San Diego


LOS ANGELES (Thursday, March 11, 1999) -

1999 NIKE U.S. CUP GAME REPORT

Participants:Mexico vs. Bolivia
Competition:Nike U.S. Cup '99 (Game #2)
Venue:L.A. Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:March 11, 1999, Kickoff 8 p.m. (PT) - game #2
Attendance34,154 (attendance for doubleheader, including USA-Guatemala match)
Weather:Cool and Crisp -- 54 degrees

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
Mexico
022
Bolivia
101

BOL - Fernando Ochoaizpur, (unassisted), 4,
MEX - Joel Sanchez, (Pavel Pardo), 54,
MEX - Joel Sanchez, (Ramon Ramirez), 60.

Lineups:
MEX - Adolfo Rios, Claudio Suarez (capt.), Joel Sanchez, Pavel Pardo (Raul Lara, 67), Salvador Carmona (Rafael Garcia, 79), Miguel Zepeda, Salvador Cabrera (Alberto Garcia Aspe, 46), Paulo Chavez (Ramon Ramirez, 46), Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Luis Hernandez (German Villa, 88), Jose Manuel Abundis.

BOL - Marco Barrero, Fernando Ochoaizpur (Richard Uriona, 91+), Marco Sandy, Ivan Castillo, Oscar Sanchez, Juan Manuel Pena, Sergio Castillo (Mauricio Ramos, 82), Luis Hector Cristaldo, Jaime Moreno (Juan Berthy Suarez, 78), Marco Etcheverry (capt.), Militon Coimbra.

Statistical Summary:MEXBOL
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
117
Saves . . . . . . . . .
24
Corner Kicks . . . .
66
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
2027
Offside . . . . . . . . .
44

Misconduct Summary:
BOL
Luis Hector Cristaldo (caution)17,
BOL
Fernando Ochoaizpur (caution)52,
BOL
Marco Etcheverry (caution)67,
MEX
Raul Lara (caution)73,
MEX
Luis Hernandez (caution)83.

Officials:
Referee:
Tim Weyland(USA)
Assistant Referee:
Thomas Bobadilla(USA)
Assistant Referee:
Jorge Reyes(USA)
4th Official:
Kevin Stott(USA)

NOTES: The United States and Mexico will play for the Nike U.S. Cup '99 championship on Saturday in San Diego ... If the USA-Mexico match should end in a draw, the U.S. would win on goal differential ... Bolivia scored on the first shot of the game, a 25-yard unassisted blast from Fernando Ochoaizpur, who ripped the shot past a stunned Adolfo Rios into the upper-right corner of the goal ... Mexico tied the match in the 54th minute, Joel Sanchez flicking a headed shot past goalkeeper Marco Barrero ... Sanchez scored on a second header just six minutes later, this time on a cross from Ramon Ramirez.

NIKE U.S. Cup 1999 Standings
Team W L T GF GA +/- Pts
United States 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
Mexico 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
Bolivia 0 1 0 1 2 -1 0
Guatemala 0 1 0 1 3 -2 0

Thursday, March 11, 1999 (Los Angeles)

U.S. 3, Guatemala 1
Mexico 2, Bolivia 1

Saturday, March 13, 1999 (San Diego)

U.S. vs. Mexico - 12:30 p.m. (PT)*
Guatemala vs. Bolivia - 3:00 p.m. (PT)
* on ABC


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