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U.S. Defeats Bolivia in First Game of South American Tour

BUENOS AIRES (March 23, 2009) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team opened its foreign tour of Buenos Aires with a 2-1 win against Bolivia wiht goals from Stefan Jerome and Marlon Duran. The match was the first of three international friendlies for the U.S. in South America over five days.

Jerome scored in the 10th minute, finishing a Carlos Martinez. Four minutes later, Bolivia leveled the score, but Duran put away the game-winner early in the second half on a perfectly placed free kick.

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team
International Friendlies and Foreign Training Camp
March 20-31, 2009

Date          Opponent      Time/Result    U.S. Goalscorer(s)    Venue
March 23 Bolivia             2-1 W               Jerome, Duran            Defensores de Belgrano; Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 25 Argentina        3:30 p.m.                                                Deportivo Italiano; Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 27 Uruguay           3:30 p.m.                                               Defensores de Belgrano; Buenos Aires, Argentina