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U.S. U-20 MNT Draw First Game of Torneo de las Americas in Kennesaw, Ga.

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov. 26, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team earned a 1-1 draw with Colombia in the opening match of the Torneo de las Americas in Kennesaw, Ga. Alex Zahavi, playing in his first match with a U.S. team, scored the lone goal for the Americans in stoppage time of the first half. Three minutes into the added time, Tristan Bowen played in a cross from the right side and found Sebastian Lletget, who headed down to the feet of Zahavi, and Zahavi touched it in to give the U.S. the lead.

Late in the second half, as Colombia was pressing for the equalizer, it finally came in the form of a great individual effort from Fabian Castillo. He received the ball near the top of the penalty area, dribbled through three defenders and slotted it past U.S. 'keeper Jonathan Kempin. Kempin, who earned his first cap at the U-20 level against Colombia, made six saves on the night.

The Torneo de las Americas, a three-team round robin tournament, continues Saturday, Nov. 27, when Colombia faces Mexico at 3:30 p.m. ET at Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium. The U.S. is back in action on Sunday, Nov. 28, to close out the tournament against rival Mexico. Tickets for the game are available at at on game day at the KSU Soccer Stadium ticket office.

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

Participants: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Columbia
Competition: Torneo de las Americas
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Date: November 26, 2010
Time: 3:30pm
Weather: Cold & Rainy

Scoring Summary:
         1    2     Final    PKs
USA   1    0      1         1
COL   0    1      1         3

USA – Alex Zahavi (Sebastian Lletget)   45+3 minute
COL – Fabian Castillo                          86

Penalty Summary:
COL: Cardona (goal), Diaz (goal), Quinonez (goal)
USA: Powers (goal)

USA: 18-Jonathan Kempin, 3-Korey Veeder, 19-Sebastien Ibeagha, 2-Amobi Okugo, 5-Greg Garza, 21-Dillon Powers, 16-Sebastian Lletget (6-Cesar Zamora, 60), 7-Alex Molano (14-Fuad Ibrahim, 68), 13-Tristan Bowen (9-Omar Salgado, 63), 10-Alex Zahavi (23-Conor Shanosky, 76), 17-Juan Agudelo
Subs Not Used: 22-Gale Agbossoumonde, 15-Bryan De La Fuente, 24-Eduardo Fernandez, 8-Moises Orozco, 4-Parker Walsh
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

COL: 1-Cristian Bonilla, 14-Juan David Diaz, 3-Pedro Franco, 5-Juan Camilo Saiz, 19-Sebastian Viafara (2-Alfredo Guerrero, 90), 13-Juan David Cabezas (16-Miguel Julio, 76), 6-Didier Moreno (9-Andres R. Escobar, 82), 20-Stiven Mendoza (15-Hector A. Quinonez, 60), 17-Javier Calle (10-Edwin Andres Cardona, half), 8-Fabian Castillo, 7-Adolfo Valencia (18-Faider Fabio Burbano, 70)
Subs Not Used: 12-Sebastian Villate, 11-Duvan Zapata
Head Coach: Eduardo Lara

Statistical Summary: USA / COL
Shots 14 / 17
Saves 6 / 3
Fouls 8 / 7
Corner Kicks 7 / 1
Offside 1 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Korey Veeder (caution)                  6th minute
USA – Alex Zahavi (caution)                    35
COL – Sebastian Viafara (caution)            39
COL – Edwin Andres Cardona (caution)    53
COL – Didier Moreno (caution)                 62
USA – Cesar Zamora (cautoin)                 90+2