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U.S. Drops 3-1 Decision to Pachuca to Open Copa Chivas in Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA (Jan. 22, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team opened play at the 2010 Copa Chivas with a 3-1 loss to the youth side from Mexico's Pachuca.

Pachuca scored early against the U.S., and by halftime held a 3-1 advantage. The lone U.S. goal came through former U-17 MNT leading scorer Jack McInerney, who beat his defender down the right flank and slotted the ball to Luis Gil. The 2009 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year was able to slot the ball past Pachuca goalkeeper Ivan Gomez.

That was as close as the U.S. would get, as the Mexican side held on for the 3-1 win.


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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Pachuca
Competition: Copa Chivas 2010
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: Jan. 22, 2010
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
              1    2     Final
USA        1    0     1
Pachuca   2    1     3

Pachuca -  Mora                               10th minute
USA -       Luis Gil (Jack McInerney)   25
Pachuca -  Castillo                            26
Pachuca -  Meraz                              45

USA: 24-Earl Edwards; 4-Zach Herold(16-Victor Chavez, 58), 5-Perry Kitchen, 22-Eriq Zavaleta, 25-Michael Ambrose, 7-Stefan Jerome(17-Juan Agudelo, 46), 21-Nick Palodichuk (12-Amobi Okugo, 46), 10-Marlon Duran, 13-Luis Gil, 19-Fuad Ibrahim, 20-Jack McInerney
Subs Not Used: 18-Zac MacMath, 15-Ryan Dodson, 14-Bryan Gallego, 3-Moises Hernandez, 8-Carlos Martinez, 6-Emilio Orozco
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Pachuca: 62-Ivan Gomez, 34-Luan Pineda, 64-Jose Lomeli(70-Abraham Hernandez, 60), 65-Aknol Aguilar, 39-Cristofer Castillo(86-Brandon Rosas, 58), 38-Diter Villalpando(72-Ricardo Reyes, 49), 77-Jose Mora(68-Jesus Ruiz, 58), 46-FCO. Santillan, 50-Diego Armendariz, 51-Raul Meraz(76-Luis Garcia, 62), 66-Abraham Torres
Subs Not Used: 61-Jose Gonzalez, 75-Cesar Gutierrez
Head Coach: Jose Manuel Aranda

Statistical Summary:
USA / Pachuca
Shots 2 / 9
Saves 3 / 0
Fouls 13 / 9
Corner Kicks 6 / 2
Offside 1 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA 5-Kitchen (caution)        28th minute
Pachuca 51-Meraz (caution)   43
USA 17-Agudelo (caution)    47
USA 12-Okugo (caution)      68