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U.S. U-20 MNT Tops Egypt in First of Two Friendlies Against U-20 WC Host

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (June 27, 2009) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team defeated Egypt 1-0 behind a MIkkel Diskerud goal and a Brian Perk shutout in the first of two friendlies against the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosts.

Thomas Rongen and his team are in the midst of an eight-day tour of Egypt that includes one more friendly against their hosts on Monday evening. The team is also getting accustomed to the climate, weather and atmosphere of the FIFA U-20 World Cup which will take place from Sept. 24-Oct 16.

Diskerud started the play that led to a goal by taking a restart to Tony Taylor. Taylor slipped the ball back to the Stabak midfilder and he was in alone on goal, finishing low past Mohamed Abou Gabal for the game's only goal.

Perk was called on to make eight saves in the match and has allowed only one goal this year in six international games. The lone goal allowed came in a 2-1 U.S. victory against CONCACAF Champion Costa Rica in Sarasota, Fla.

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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Egypt U-20 MNT
Competition: Friendly
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Date: June 27, 2009
Weather: Warm

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

USA - Mikkel Diskerud (Tony Taylor) 40th minute

USA: 24-Brian Perk, 4-Sheanon Williams(3-Michael Stephens, 50), 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 6-Aaron Maund, 5-Gerson Mayen, 7-Danny Cruz, 10-Dilly Duka(19-Dillon Powers, 72), 8-Mikkel Diskerud, 16-Brian Ownby(14-Sam Garza, 58), 9-Peri Marosevic(15-Zarek Valentin, 67), 12-Tony Taylor
Subs Not Used: 1-Sean Johnson, 11-Gerardo Saavedra, 13-Andrew Wenger, 17-Matt Wiet
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

EGY: 22-Mohamed Abou Gabal, 7-Aly Elaraby, 15-Saad Eldin Samir, 2-Salah Soliman, 12-Islam Ramadan, 17-Mahmoud Touba(6-Ahmed Hegazy, 58), 10-Ahmed Shoukry, 18- Ahmed Magdy(21-Marzouk Salah, 58), 11-Mostafa Afrotto, 20-Hossam Arafat, 9-Mohamed Talaat
Subs Not Used: 1-Aly Lotfy, 3-Islam Mazloum, 4-Hamada Lamloum, 5-Moaz El Hennawy, 13-Ahmed Fahmy, 14-Hossam Hassan, 16-Mohamed Bassam
Head Coach: Miroslav Soukup

Statistical Summary:
USA / Egypt
Shots 12 /  12
Saves 8 / 8
Fouls 24 / 10
Corner Kicks 5 / 5
Offside 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Michael Stephens (caution)   59th minute