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The U.S. Falls to Locomotiv, Draws Estudiantes de la Plata at Copa Chivas


GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Jan. 28, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team fell to Locomotiv, 1-0, in their third match in three days at Copa Chivas. A 32nd minute goal was all Locomotiv needed to pick up the win over the U.S.

In their fourth match of the tournament, the U-20 MNT tied Estudiantes de la Plata, 1-1, behind a second-half goal from Alex Nimo. Nimo's penalty kick in the 42nd minute was his second goal of the tournament, leveling him with Felix Garcia for the team lead. Zac MacMath had five saves in his first Copa Chivas appearance.

The U.S. rounds out group play at Copa Chivas on Jan. 30 against Santos. The quarterfinals for the tournament begin on Jan. 31.


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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Locomotiv
Competition: Game 3 of group play, Copa Chivas ‘08
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: January 28, 2008
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
                    1st 2nd Final
USA             0     0      0
Locomotiv  1     0       1

Locomotiv 32nd minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Josh Lambo, 13-Jose Altamirano, 10-Francklin Blaise, 15-Paolo DelPiccolo(5-Gale Agbossoumonde, 60), 20-Andrew Lubahn(19-Alex Nimo, half), 17-Nic Millington(6-Sheanon Williams, half), 2-Amobi Okugo, 14-Pablo Punyed, 8-Ahkeel Rodney(3-Felix Garcia, half), 21-Hasani Sinclair(7-Jorge Flores, half), 12-Varek Valentin

Subs Not Used: 16-Steven Birnbaum, 11-Cristian Gonzalez, 24-Zac MacMath, 4-Matthew Uy

Locomotiv: N/A

Subs Not Used: N/A

Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary:

USA Locomotiv
Shots 12 8
Saves 4 5
Fouls 11 8
Corner Kicks 5 4
Offside 0 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA # 7 Flores Caution 28th minute
Locomotiv Caution 66th minute



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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Estudiantes de la Plata
Competition: Game 4 of group play, Copa Chivas ‘08
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: January 29, 2008
Weather: Hot & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
                      1st 2nd Final
USA               0     1      1
Estudiantes 0      1      1

Estudiantes # 9 39th minute
USA # 19 Nimo 42nd minute

Lineups:
USA: 24-Zac MacMath, 5-Gale Agbosoumonde(8-Ahkeel Rodney, 62), 13-Jose Altamirano, 16-Steven Birnbaum, 3-Felix Garcia, 19-Alex Nimo(4-Pablo Punyed, 52), 2-Amobi Okugo, 4-Matthew Uy, 12-Varek Valentin, 6-Sheanon Williams, 7-Jorge Flores

Subs Not Used: 10-Francklin Blaise, 15-Paolo DelPiccolo, 11-Cristian Gonzalez, 1-Josh Lambo, 20-Andrew Lubahn, 17-Nic Millington, 21-Hasani Sinclair

Estudiantes: N/A

Subs Not Used: N/A

Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary:

USA Estudiantes
Shots 12 9
Saves 4 3
Fouls 11 10
Corner Kicks 4 0
Offside 1 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA # 6 Williams Caution 23rd minute
USA # 5 Agbossoumonde Caution 52nd minute




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