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U.S. Under-20 MNT Tops Manchester United Reserves, Pick Up Second Win in England

MANCHESTER, England (May 8, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team topped the Manchester United Reserves, 2-1, with two goals from Peri Marosevic in the second game of their three-game tour of England.

Jorge Flores, who scored in the USA's first game, set up Marosevic's first goal in the 62nd minute. The midfielder dribbled down the left flank, beat a defender and slotted the ball for Marosevic, who finished with a one-timer.

Ten minutes later, Manchester United evened the score, beating U.S. goalkeeper Bill Hamid after a one-on-one breakaway.

But just before the final whistle, the U.S. took advantage of a long throw in from defender Sheanon Williams. Ike Opara, another defender who had joined the attack, flicked a header into the box for Marosevic, who scored with a one-time shot for the second time on the night.

The U.S. will finish its series of friendlies against the Liverpool Reserves on Friday, May 9 at Ansfield. The game, which was originally scheduled for May 10, will be the third game for the U.S. in three days.

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

Participants: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Manchester United Reserves
Competition: Friendly
Location: Manchester, England
Date: May 8, 2008
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:
           1    2   Final
USA   0    2   2
MAN   0    1   1

USA - Peri Marosevic (Jorge Flores)               62nd minute
MAN - #10                                                             72.
USA - Peri Marosevic (Ike Opara)                    90.

USA: 1-Bill Hamid; 7-Richard Balchan (15-Taylor Kemp, 80), 4-Ike Opara, 2-Kyle Davies, 6-Sheanon Williams; 8-Jorge Flores, 14-Matt Kassel (11-Alfredo Morales, 46), 3-Greg Eckhardt (10-Jose Altamirano, 46), 9-Peri Marosevic, 13-Chris Agorsor (5-Zarek Valentin, 52), 12-Felix Garcia

Subs Not Used: 18-Perk, 16-Markheim, 17-Schuler

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Manchester United: N/A

Subs N/A

Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary:

         USA / MAN
Shots 14 / 7
Saves 5 / 9
Fouls 10 / 10
Corner Kicks 2 / 3
Offside 4 / 5

Misconduct Summary: