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U-18 MNT Defeats China, Has a Chance to Take Youth Olympic Festival Title on Sunday

SYDNEY (Jan. 16, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team defeated China 14-0 at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, Australia. The U.S. was made up of players born in 1991, while China was comprised of players born in 1992 and 1993.

Midfielder Jose Altamirano opened the scoring with two goals scored in the ninth minute. Hasani Sinclair also had a brace on the day to go along with a team-high three assists. Adam Jahn, who entered the game at halftime, scored five goals on the day, four of which were scored in the final 10 minutes. Will Bates, Amobi Okugo, Dillon Powers, London Woodberry and Kofi Sarkodie each added single goals in the win.

The U.S. has a chance to win the tournament with a victory over Australia on Sunday, Jan. 18. Australia also tied Chile and defeated China 11-0 in front of their home fans.

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Game Report

Match: U-18 Men’s National Team vs. China
Date: January 16, 2009
Competition: Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Venue: Valentine Sports Park; Sydney, Australia
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. (2:00 a.m. ET)
Attendance: N/A
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1   2     F
USA                           7   7   14
China                        0   0    0

USA-Jose Altamirano (London Woodberry)        9th min
USA-Jose Altamirano (Hasani Sinclair)               9
USA-Will Bates (Jose Altamirano)                         29
USA-Amobi Okugo (Dillon Powers)                      30
USA-Dillon Powers (Jose Altamirano)                 35
USA-Hasani Sinclair (Will Bates)                          39
USA-Hasani Sinclair (London Woodberry)         56
USA-London Woodberry (penalty)                         57
USA-Adam Jahn (Zarek Valentin)                         65
USA-Kofi Sarkodie (Adam Jahn)                           67
USA-Adam Jahn (Hasani Sinclair)                       81
USA-Adam Jahn                                                       82
USA-Adam Jahn (Hasani Sinclair)                       87
USA-Adam Jahn                                                       90

USA: 1-Zachary MacMath; 6-Scott Prozeller (3-Chad Barson, 63rd), 15-Zarek Valentin, 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 12-Kofie Sarkodie; 23-London Woodberry, 8-Dillon Powers (13-Scott Caldwell, 59th), 5-Amobi Okugo (capt.) (4-Nicholas Millington, 63rd), 7-Jose Altamirano (10-Jossimar Sanchez, 64th); 25-Will Bates (9-Adam Jahn, 46th), 14-Hasani Sinclair
Subs not used: 18-Alex Long
Head Coach: Mike Matkovich

CHN: 1-Wang Qi; 2-Wei Zhi Cong, 3-Zhang Ruo Hua, 4-Wang Yun Chang, 5-Duan Yu; 6-Chen Long, 7-Kong Ling Yi (17-Ma Si Yuan, 64th), 8-Lin Jing Quan, 10-Wang Shang Yuan; 11-Xiao Yi Feng, 12-Wang Peng (9-Cheng Yu Jie, 75th)
Subs not used:
Head Coach:

Stats Summary: USA / China
Shots: 37 / 2
Shots on Goal: 25 / 1
Saves: 1/ 10
Corner Kicks: 9 / 2
Fouls: 9 / 7
Offside: 4 / 0

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: David Costello
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Verdicco
Assistant Referee 2: Alex Lord
Fourth Official: Kurt Ams