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U.S. U-20 MNT Drops Opening Match to Paraguay

AREQIUPA, Peru (Sept. 6, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team dropped a 5-0 decision to Paraguay in their opening game of the Cuadrangular Internacional in Arequipa, Peru.

The U.S. was chasing the game early, as Oscar Ruiz got the first of his three goals on the day in the 15th minute and added his second just three minutes later. Down 2-0 at the break, Ruiz rounded out his hat trick just seconds after the second half kicked off. Claudio Correa added a brace for Paraguay with goals in the 81st and 89th minutes to make it a 5-0 final.

The U.S. will look to rebound against Colombia on Sept. 8.



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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Paraguay
Competition: Cuadrangular Internacional Sub-20
Location: San Agustín National University (UNSA) / Arequipa, Peru
Date: Sept. 6, 2010
Time: 1:30pm
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
         1   2    Final
USA   0   0     0
PAR   2   3      5

PAR – Oscar Ruiz         13th minute
PAR – Oscar Ruiz         17
PAR – Oscar Ruiz         46
PAR – Claudio Correa   81
PAR – Claudio Correa   89

USA: 24-Samir Badr, 6-Emilio Orosco, 22-Gale Agbossoumonde, 2-Anthony Brooks, 5-Greg Garza, 11-Victor Garza (10-Francisco Navas Cobo, 46), 21-Conor Shanosky (15-Bryan De La Fuente, 79), 17-Juan Agudelo, 8-Moises Orozco (16-Ernest Nungary, 54), 13-Adrian Ruelas (19-Jeromne Kiesewetter, 71), 9-Omar Salgado (7-Kevin Huezo, 46)
Subs Not Used: 18-Cody Cropper, 4-Christian Flores, 3-Korey Veeder, 14-Cesar Zamora
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

PAR: 1-Mario Ovando (12-Ruben Escobar, 75), 2-Raul Caceres (13-Fernando Awna, 69), 3-Gustavo Gomez, 5-Diego Vera, 4-Nelson Ruiz (15-Rodrigo Alborno, 65), 8-Diego Benitez (16-Dario Ferreria, 61), 7-Marcos Gimenez, 6-Hernan Perez (14-Ivan Vargas, 10-Oscar Ruiz, 9-Claudio Correa, 11-Brian Montenegro (18-Carlos Martinez, 71)
Subs Not Used: 17-Alberto Contreras, 19-Jorge Ortega, 20-Miguel Medina
Head Coach: Adrian Coria

Statistical Summary: USA / PAR
Shots 8 / 11
Saves 3 / 3
Fouls 6 / 8
Corner Kicks 6 / 2
Offside 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Adrian Ruelas (caution)44th minute