AKERSLOOT, Netherlands (May 18, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team played to a scoreless draw in a friendly against Senegal in the Netherlands. The match was the first of two friendlies scheduled for the Americans ahead of the International Cor Groenewegan Tournament.
Cody Cropper is credited with five saves in the shutout, playing behind a back line that included Kofi Sarkodie, Chad Barson, Zarek Valentin (who was replaced by Perry Kitchen just before halftime to receive stitches) and Bryan de le Fuente. In total, U.S. head coach Thomas Rongen used seven substitutions during the course of the match.
Next up for Rongen's side is a friendly against Korea Republic on Thursday, ahead of the tournament proper.
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report
Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Senegal U-20 MNT
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Akersloot, Netherlands
Date: May 18, 2010
Weather: Cool & Sunny
1 2 Final
USA 0 0 0
SEN 0 0 0
USA: 24-Cody Cropper, 6-Kofi Sarkodie, 3-Chad Barson, 4-Zarek Valentin (14-Perry Kitchen, 44), 5-Bryan De La Fuente, 7-Juan Agudelo (25-Alex Molano, 46), 13-Cesar Zamora (12-Amobi Okugo, 46), 8-Moises Orozco (15-Erik Benjaminsen, 46), 10-Bryan Dominguez (19-Shaun Greenfield, 46), 20-George Pantelic (9-Lester Dewee, 46), 17-Bobby Wood (11-Jack McInerney, 46)
Subs Not Used: 18-Samir Badr
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
SEN: 1-Traore Pape Malick, 8-Mingou Blaise, 15-Diakite Abdoulaye, 17-Diop Mame Balla, 6-Ndiaye Pape Modou, 14-Ndoye Mayoro, 18-Ngom Maurice, 5-Dabo Foula Mouhamed, 4-Ndiaye Lamine (10-Diop Dame, 60), 11-Sarr Pape Macou (7-Bandiaki, 70), 9-Konate Moussa (2-Toupa Benoit, 70)
Subs Not Used: 3-Kone Pape Kombo, 12-Ndoye Waliou Mouhamed, 13-Cisse Souleymane, 16-Ndiaye Issa
Head Coach: N/A
Statistical Summary: USA / SEN
Shots 7 / 10
Saves 5 / 3
Fouls 8 / 10
Corner Kicks 3 / 9
Offside 2 / 1