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U.S. Men's Pan American Team Falls to Bolivia


RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (July 18, 2007) -- Despite two first-half goals from Omar Gonzales and taking a two-goal lead into halftime, the U.S. Men's Pan American team fell to Bolivia in their second Group B game.

Gustavo Pinedo scored two goals of his own in the 47th and 81st minutes to open and close Bolivia's second-half four-goal output. The U.S. now has three points through two games, and sits in second place in the group, pending tonight's Mexico vs. Venezuela result.

The U.S. will face Mexico on July 21 at 9 a.m. CT in Rio de Janeiro. The top team from each group, plus the best second-place team, will advance to the Pan American semifinals.

-U.S. Men’s Pan American Team Match Report-

Participants: USA vs. Bolivia
Competition: Pan American Games
Location: Miecimo da Silva Complex – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: July 18, 2007

Scoring Summary:
           1    2    F
USA   2    0    2
BOL   0    4    4

USA - Omar Gonzales 34th minute.
USA - Omar Gonzales 41.
BOL - Gustavo Pinedo 47.
BOL - Juan Eduardo Fierro 56.
BOL - Limberg Gutierrez 63.
BOL - Gustavo Pinedo 81.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Warren Gross; 3-Kevin Alston, 4-Greg Eckhardt (12-Daniel Cruz, 76), 5-Omar Gonzales, 7-Michael Stephens; 8-Stephen McCarthy (6-Bobby Warshaw, 68), 9-Jeremy Hall, 13-Greg Folk (c), 14-Chance Meyers, 15-Daniel Kelly (10-Peri Marosevic, 61), 16-Jalil Anibaba
Subs not used: 1-Kevin Klasila, 2-Shawn Barry, 11-Danny Barrera, 17-Tyler Cyrus
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

BOL: 1-Carlos Emilio Lampe, 2-Juan Gabriel Aguilar, 3-Carlos Hugo Tordoya (c), 5-Raul Gonzales, 6-Didi Torrico, 7-Luis Gatty, 8-Alicides Pena (14-Ariel Juarez, 67), 9-Juan Eduardo Fierro (15-Ronald Aguino, 80), 10-Limberg Gutierrez (17-Diego Vejarano, 90), 11-Gustavo Pinedo, 16-Marvin Orlando Bejarano
Subs not used: 4-Ricardo Verduguez, 12-Alex Arancibia, 13-Jammer Roca, 18-Juan Miguel Noe
Head Coach: Oscar Villagas

Statistical Summary:
USA / BOL
Shots: 10 / 15
Shots on goal: 8 / 8
Saves: 4 / 6
Fouls" 19 / 12
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Offside: 6 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Stephen McCarthy 34th minute.
BOL – Raul Gonzales 69.

Officials:
Referee: H Lopes (BRA)
1st Assistant: Hilton Rodriguez (BRA)
2nd Assistant: Milton Dos Santos (BRA)
Fourth Official: Djalma Beltrame (BRA)

2007 Pan American Men’s Soccer Group Standings

                         W      L      T      Pts.     GD
Group B
Bolivia              1       0      1        4       +2
USA                  1      1       0         3       -1
Mexico              0      0       1         1       E
Venezuela       0      1        0        0        -1

Group A
Brazil                1       0       0        3       +3
Ecuador           0       0       1        1        E
Costa Rica      0       0       1        1        E
Honduras        0       1       0        0       -3

Group C
Jamaica          1       1       0        4       +1
Argentina        0       0       2        2        E
Haiti                 0       0       1        1        E
Colombia       0       1        0        0        -1

2007 Pan American Men’s Soccer Schedule/Results

July 15, 2007
Costa Rica 0, Ecuador 0
Bolivia 0, Mexico 0
Brazil 3, Honduras 0
Jamaica 1, Colombia 0
USA 2, Venezuela 1
Haiti 1, Argentina 1

July 18, 2007
Argentina 0, Jamaica 0
Bolivia 4, USA 2
Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0
Haiti vs. Colombia 3:30 p.m.
Honduras vs. Ecuador 6:15 p.m.
Mexico vs. Venezuela 6:15 p.m.

July 21, 2007
USA vs. Mexico 10 a.m.
Venezuela vs. Bolivia 10 a.m.
Jamaica vs. Haiti 12:30 p.m.
Argentina vs. Colombia 12:30 p.m.
Brazil vs. Ecuador 3 p.m.
Costa Rica vs. Honduras 3 p.m.

July 24, 2007
Semifinal #1 3:30 p.m.
Semifinal #2 7 p.m.

July 27, 2007
Bronze Medal Match 12 p.m.
Gold Medal Match 3 p.m.


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