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U.S. Under-20 MNT Tie Honduras, 0-0, Win Penalty Shootout in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 23, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team drew Honduras, 0-0, on Saturday, but won the game on penalty kicks, putting away all of their chances for a 4-2 win.

Austin Guerrero picked up the shutout in goal for the U.S., who will face Victoria, a club team from Honduras, on Sunday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Honduras will match up against the New Orleans Shell Shockers in the early part of the double-header.

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

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Honduras U-20 MNT
Competition: New Orleans Tournament
Location: New Orleans, La.
Date: February 23, 2008
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:
            1      2      PK   F
USA    0      0     4       0
HON   0      0     2       0

Penalty Summary:
USA: Chris Taylor (goal), Shawn Chin (goal), Blake Brettschneider (goal), Greg Eckhardt (goal)
HON: #7 (goal), N/A (save), #5 (goal), N/A (miss)

USA: 8-Richard Balchan, 10-Blake Brettschneider, 15-Cameron Brown (9-Steven Cabas, 46), 14-Daniel Cruz (7-Stuart Amick, 64), 3-Greg Eckhardt, 16-Blair Gavin (5-John Okafor, 46), 4-Dan Kelly (20-Chris Taylor, 46), 6-Ike Opara, 11-Michael Stephens (13-Shawn Chin, 46), 12-Spencer Thompson

Subs Not Used: 1-Warren Gross, 17-Wilfrido Lara, 2-Andre Mittoo, 19-James Shupp, 21-Ryan Thomas, 22-Andrew Weideman

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Honduras: N/A

Subs Not Used: N/A

Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary:

             USA / HON
Shots      8 / 6
Saves     4 / 4
Fouls   17 / 14
Corner Kicks 5 / 4
Offside  3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

HON        #17 (ejection)                              16th minute
HON        #2 (caution)                                  31.
HON        #8 (caution)                                  38.
USA          Steven Cabas (ejection)           51.
HON         #8 (ejection)                                 51.
USA         Spencer Thompson (caution)   79.
HON         #5 (caution)                                   81.