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Olsen Nets Two as U-23s Defeat Germany in Rematch


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Monday, February 8, 1999) - Midfielder Ben Olsen scored both goals as the U.S. Under-23 National Team defeated their German counterparts 2-0 today at Jacksonville (Fla.) University. The win avenges a 1-0 German win that took place during the second half of Saturday's doubleheader at Alltel Stadium.

Together with the U.S. U-20 National Team, U-23 squad leaves tomorrow for a 10-day trip to Seville, Spain. During this training camp, the squads will play matches against the Spanish clubs Real Betis and FC Sevilla, among others.

1999 U.S. MEN'S UNDER-23 NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Under-23 National Team vs. German Under-21 National Team
Competition:International Friendly
Venue:University of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Date:February 8, 1999
Attendance:100
Weather:Sunny and Clear -- 70 degrees

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
202
Germany
000

USA - Ben Olsen, (Scott Bower), 11,
USA - Ben Olsen, (Scott Bower), 29.

Lineups:
USA - 18-Matt Napoleon, 22-Carlos Bocanegra (21-Cory Gibbs, 72), 2-Brian Dunseth (Capt.), 17-Steve Shak, 4-Matt Chulis (5-Evan Whitfield, 46), 12-Ramiro Corrales, 5-Evan Whitfield, 6-Carlos Parra (11-Brian Winters, 63), 14-Ben Olsen, 13-Peter Vagenas, 9-Scott Bower (15-Kirk Wilson, 70), 10-Chris Brown (23-Chris Albright, 35).

GER - 1-Darius Kampa, 2-Ingo Hertzsch (Capt.), 4-Daniel Schumann, 14-Jorg Scherbe, 19-Jens Baumer (5-Stefan Blank, 46), 11-Sascha Rosler, 7-Thorsten Nehrbauer (13-Alexander Klitzpera, 80), 6-Fabian Ernst (18-Andreas Voss, 46), 15-Christoph Dabrowski, 9-Nico Frommer (17-Markus Kreus, 46), 10-Alexander Bugera.

Statistical Summary:USAGER
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
98
Saves . . . . . . . . .
46
Corner Kicks . . . .
56
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
1718
Offside . . . . . . . . .
40

Misconduct Summary:
GER
Ernst (caution)23,
USA
Parra (caution)43,
GER
Rosler (caution)55,
GER
Hertzsch (caution)80,
USA
Corrales (caution)86,
GER
Blank (caution)89.

Officials:
Referee:
Kermit Quisenberry(USA)

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