GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Monday, March 11, 2002) - The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team kept their 2002 record perfect with a 2-1 win over 2nd Division Mexican club side Gallos de Jalisco on Monday at the Club Deportiva on the Universidad de Guadalajara campus. Knox Cameron scored in the game’s second minute, before Gallos equalized in the 39th minute. Dallas Burn striker Ed Johnson, who scored six goals during the Burn’s preseason tour of Chile, scored the game winner in the 48th minute. The goal was Johnson's second of the year with the Under-20s.
Gallos’ goalkeeper came up with six big saves to keep the match close, as the USA outshot the Mexican side 10-6. Steve Cronin made three saves for the U.S. on his way to picking up his fourth win of the young year.
The U.S. Under-20s will play two more matches while in Mexico, facing a Jalisco Select Team that will resemble a Mexican ‘B” Youth National Team on March 13 and March 15. The select team is scheduled to include many of Mexico’s Youth National Team players, as well as up-and-coming stars from the surrounding Mexican states.
The U.S. Under-20s posted four wins in Chula Vista, Calif., in January during their first action of 2002, including a 1-0 win over Canada’s Under-20s. The U.S. did not allow a single goal in their first four games, with forward Mike Magee pacing the way with five goals. Magee had to withdraw from the trip to Mexico after picking up a slight injury.
The Under-20s are scheduled to regroup at the end of April for a short training camp in Chula Vista, Calif. Following is a game report from the match against Gallos de Jalisco and the roster for the 19 players in the current camp:
-- U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Game Report --
Participants: U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team vs. Gallos de Jalisco
Venue: Club Deportiva – Univ. de Guadalajara
Date: March 11, 2002
1st 2nd Final
USA 1 1 2
GAL 1 0 1
USA - Knox Cameron, 2.
GAL - #8, 39.
USA - Ed Johnson, 48.
USA - 1-Steve Cronin; 5-Ryan Hartman, 17-Chad Marshall, 5-Ryan Cochrane, 13-Jordan Harvey; 8-Dimi Colon (10-Jordan Stone, 80), 11-Ned Grabavoy (22-Miguel Saavedra, 61), 16-Ricardo Clark, 7-Justin Mapp (C.J. Klaas, 74); 6-Knox Cameron, 3-Ed Johnson (2-Mike Ambersley, 67).
GAL - n/a
USA - GAL
Shots 10 - 6
Saves 3 - 7
Corner Kicks 1 - 4
Fouls 19 - 4
Offside 7 - 0
USA – Ryan Hartman (caution) 18th minute.
USA – Ed Johnon (caution) 51.
GAL – #6 (caution) 52.
USA – Jordan Harvey (caution) 54.
USA – Ryan Cochrane (caution) 80.
USA – Miguel Saavedra (caution) 88.
U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Roster - Guadalajara, Mexico - March 8- 16, 2002
Goalkeepers: Adam Schuerman (Elmbrook United), Steve Cronin (Santa Clara);
Defenders: Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara University), Kirk Dinnal (Virginia), John Hartman (Virginia), Jordan Harvey (Irvine Strikers), C.J. Klaas (Washington), Chad Marshall (Irvine Strikers), Troy Roberts (California-Berkeley);
Midfielders: Ricardo Clark (Furman), Ned Grabavoy (Indiana), Justin Mapp (Jackson FC), Miguel Saavedra (Dallas Burn), Jordan Stone (Dallas Texans), Tyson Wahl (Irvine Strikers);
Forwards: Mike Ambersley (Indiana), Knox Cameron (Michigan), Dimi Colon (VfB Stuttgart), Ed Johnson (Dallas Burn).