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U.S. U-23 WNT Ties Korea Republic 2-2 in Marburg, Germany

MARBURG, Germany (May 29, 2010) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team drew 2-2 with the Korean Republic U-20 Women’s National Team, the second straight 2-2 draw for the U.S. team in Germany after tying the hosts U-23 side by the same score three days ago.

The USA took a lead in the 31st minute off a goal from Melissa Henderson, her second in two matches, but gave up an equalizer just a minute later after U.S. defender Megan Jesolva inadvertently knocked the ball into her own net.

The South Koreas, who were drawn into the USA’s Group D at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, then went ahead just before halftime. The USA, which out-shot the Koreans 16-3 for the match, got an equalizer through 5-foot-11 University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin striker Sarah Hagen in the 72nd minute.

The USA and South Korea meet on July 21 at Bielefelder Alm Stadium in Bielefeld, Germany, to finish group play at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Match: United States U-23 Women's National Team vs. Korea U-20 Women’s National Team
Date: May 29, 2010
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Marburg Stadium, Marburg, Germany
Weather: 65 degrees and overcast

Scoring Summary:     1     2     F
USA                             1     1     2
KOR                             2     0     2

USA – Melissa Henderson (Danielle Foxhoven)     31st minute
KOR – Megan Jesolva (own goal)                        32
KOR – Jinyoung Kim                                         44
USA – Sarah Hagen (Danielle Foxhoven)             72

USA: Kelsey Davis (Alexa Gaul, 59); Lauren Barnes, Jackie Carron, Lauren Fowlkes, Megan Jesolva; Elli Reed (Katie Bethke, 57), Kylie Wright, Ingrid Wells, Christen Press (Tori Huster, 51); Melissa Henderson (Sarah Hagen, 70), Danielle Foxhoven (Rachel Shipley, 82).
Subs not used: Katy Frierson, Mariah Nogueira
Head Coach: Bill Irwin

KOR: Sori Moon; Hyunsook Seo, Eunkyung Lee, Yeonga Jeong, Ari Song (Kyungyeon Koh, 72); Jinyoung Kim, Mina Lee (Youngju Lee, 65), Narao Kim, Jusin, Lee (Eunha Jeoun, 45); Eunsom Kwon, Yumi Kang
Subs not used: Hyunjoun, LeeGaae Kang, Hyeri Kim, Jungin Kim, Sangeun Kim, Heeyoung Park, Sunmi Ji, Jisoo Jung, Minsun Lee, Yunhui Lee
Head Coach: Ichul Choi

Stats Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 16 / 3
Shots on Goal: 7 / 3
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 12 / 8
Offside: 1 / 2

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