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LAUDERHILL, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2009) -- The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team played to a 2-2 draw against Colombia in a game that was cut short by lightning in the 80th minute, the second of a two-game series at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Fla. The two World Cup-bound teams also drew 1-1 on Wednesday evening.

Juan Agudelo gave the U.S. a 40th minute lead and began a spurt of 15 minutes surrounding halftime in which all four goals were scored. Edwin Corona leveled the scoring four minutes later, but Alex Shinksy scored just two minutes after half to put the Americans back on top. Juan Saiz rounded out the scoring in the 55th minute.

The U.S. has been drawn into Group E of the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria with Spain, Malawi and the United Arab Emirates. The U.S., the only country to qualify for all 13 FIFA U-17 World Cups dating back to 1985, will play the first two group games against Spain on Oct. 26 and Malawi on Oct. 29, in Kano before moving to Ijebu-Ode to close out the first round against UAE on Nov. 1.

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report

U.S. U17 Men's National Team v. Colombia
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Central Broward Regional Park – Lauderhill, Florida
Date: August 15, 2009
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:
             1     2     F

USA       1     1     2
COL       1     1      2

USA - Juan Agudelo (Jack McInerney)  40th minute
COL - Edwin Cardona                         44
USA - Alex Shinsky (Zach Herold)        47
COL - Juan Saiz                                 55

USA: 1-Earl Edwards (18-Spencer Richey, 80); 2-Eriq Zavaleta, 3-Tyler Polak, 4-Perry Kitchen (12-Jordan McCrary, 46), 6-Zach Herold; 5-Marlon Duran (14-Sean Davis, 62), 7-Donovan Henry (19-Dominick Sarle, 30), 8-Alex Shinsky (15-Michael Ambrose, 71), 10-Luis Gil; 9-Jack McInerney, 11-Juan Agudelo (20-Andrew Craven, 62);
Subs Not Used: 13-Emilio Orozco, 16-Carlos Martinez, 17-Nick Palodichuk, 21-Ryan Zinkhan
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

COL: 12-Jeison Guerrero; 4-Jader Roma, 5-Juan Saiz, 15-Luis Mena (18-Jefferson Murillo, 67), 17-Yeison Murillo (3-Luis David, 77); 2-Daniel Moreno, 7-Jhon Mendoza (9-Faiber Burbano, 46), 8-Gustavo Cuellar, 14-Carlos Robles; 10-Edwin Cardona, 16-Jorge Ramos (13-Deyner Escarpeta, 40;
Subs Not Used: 1-Cristian Bonilla, 6-Johan Sinisterra
Head Coach: Ramiro Viafara

Statistical Summary:

Shots 10 / 11
Shots on goal 6 / 6
Saves 4 / 4
Corner Kicks 5 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Marlon Duran (caution)        10th minute
COL - Carlos Robles (caution)         44
COL- Juan Saiz (caution)                46
USA - Dominick Sarle (caution)       46
COL - Deyner Escarpeta (caution)    50
COL - Faiber Burbano (caution)       71
COL - Deyner Escarpeta (sent off)    78