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U.S. U-20s Record 4-0 Win Over Nova University; Final Nigeria '99 Roster Named Tomorrow


FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Thursday, March 25, 1999) - With less than one week left before departing for Nigeria and the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship, the U.S. Under-20 National Team blanked Nova Southeastern University this evening, 4-0, at the school's Ft. Lauderdale campus. The national team will play one final tune-up match, versus Florida Atlantic University on Sunday (Mar. 28), before departing for Nigeria on Tuesday.

Nick Garcia and Taylor Twellman scored first-half goals while Steve Cherundolo and Luis Gonzalez added strikes after the break for the shutout win. Goalkeepers Tim Howard and Nick Rimando combined for the shutout.

U.S. U-20 Head Coach Sigi Schmid will announce the USA's final, 18-player roster for the World Championship during a Friday (March 26) media conference call. To participate in the call, which will include a Q&A session with Schmid, please contact U.S. Soccer for more information. U.S. National Team press officer Brian Remedi will be the conference chairperson.

1999 U.S. MEN'S UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Men's U-20 National Team vs. Nova Southeastern University
Competition:Exhibition
Venue:Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Date:March 25, 1999
Attendance:50

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
224
Nova
000

USA - Nick Garcia, (unassisted), 14,
USA - Taylor Twellman, (Nick Downing), 24,
USA - Steve Cherundolo, (pk), 495,
USA - Luis Gonzalez, (unassisted), 86.

Lineups:
USA - Tim Howard (Nick Rimando, 46), Steve Cherundolo (Ray Ramirez, 75), Carlos Bocanegra (Kevin Sakuda, 75), Dan Califf (Lee Morrison, 60), Matt Goldsmith (Cory Gibbs, 46; Jamal Seale, 77), Nick Garcia (Rusty Pierce, 60), Nick Downing (Mike Feller, 70), John Thorrington (Ryan Futagaki, 60), Francisco Gomez (Shaun Tsakiris, 46), Taylor Twellman (Jamar Beasley, 46; Joey Worthen, 77), Chris Albright (Luis Gonzalez, 70).

Nova - n/a

Statistical Summary:USANOVA
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
154
Saves . . . . . . . . .
28
Corner Kicks . . . .
51
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
1210
Offside . . . . . . . . .
50

Misconduct Summary:
USA
Twellman (caution)2,
Nova
n/a (caution)3,
USA
Gibbs (caution)56,
Nova
Nova (caution)82.

Officials:
Referee:
Robert Mann
Assistant Referee:
Mauricio Correa
Assistant Referee:
Carlos Velasquez

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