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U.S. U-20 MNT Falls to Real Madrid Reserves in Spain

MADRID, Spain (Nov. 19, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team fell to the Real Madrid Reserves, 5-3 during the team's week-long training camp under head coach Thomas Rongen.

Real Madrid got on the board first with goals in the 14th and 20th minutes. But the U.S. battled back, as Jorge Flores cut Real's lead in half in the 27th minute and two minutes later a goal from Tristan Bowen leveled the score.

Real Madrid got their two-goal lead back before halftime though, as Alipio rounded out his first-half hat trick. Abdus Ibrahim got the U.S. back to within a goal, but 4-3 was as close as they would come.  A goal from Real Madrid's Rodriguez rounded out the scoring for the 5-3 final.

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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Real Madrid Reserves
Competition: Friendly
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: Nov. 19, 2008
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:
          1      2    Final
USA   2     1     3
RM    4      1     5

RM 10-Alipio 14th minute
RM 9-Salinas (7-Aleda) 20th minute
USA 11-Flores (15-Morales, 7-Ibrahim) 27th minute
USA 17-Bowen (5-Valentin, 2-Agbossoumonde) 29th minute
RM 10-Alipio 30th minute
RM 10-Alipio (7-Aleda) 38th minute
USA 7-Ibrahim (14-Wallace) 66th minute
RM 21-Rodriguez (19-Marques) 84th minute

USA: 1-Josh Lambo, 4-Greg Garza, 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 13-Anthony Arena, 5-Zarek Valentin(12-Kyle Davies, half), 11-Jorge Flores, 14-Anthony Wallace, 15-Alfredo Morales(3-Warren Creavalle, half), 7-Abdusalam Ibrahim, 10-Vincenzo Bernardo(9-Jose Torres, 77), 17-Tristan Bowen(8-Bryan Arguez, half)
Subs Not Used: 1-Bill Hamid, 6-Josh Hernandez, 16-Giuseppe Nazzani
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Real Madrid: 1-Aitor, 2-Ivan, 3-Cerrudo(15-Arroyo, half), 4-Moyano(14-Juanma, 33), 5-Oscar(12-Menendez, 50), 6-Cidoncha(17-Carlos Martin, half), 7-Aldea(19-Marques, half), 8-Prosi(16-Cruz, half), 9-Salinas(21-Rodriguez, half), 10-Alipio(20-Berrocal, 58), 11-Juan Carlos(18-Merchan, 33)
Subs Not Used: 13-Coca
Head Coach: Antonio Diaz Carlavilla

Statistical Summary: USA / RM
Shots: 7 / 9
Saves: 3 / 3
Fouls: 2 / 12
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
RM - Cruz (caution)     71st minute