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U.S. Defeats Necaxa, 2-0, in Copa Chivas

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Feb. 5, 2007) - The U.S. Under-18 National Team defeated Mexican club Necaxa, 2-0, on Monday morning in the 2007 Copa Chivas tournament with goals on either side of halftime.

The U.S. U-18s came out strong, with Danny Barrera connecting with Matt Kassel for the USA's first goal in the 5th minute. Bobby Warshaw scored the second goal for the USA in the 36th minute of the 70-minute match.

The U.S. will take on Saprissa on Monday evening.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Necaxa
Competition: 2007 Copa Chivas Tournament
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: Feb. 5, 2007
Weather: Overcast, 65 degrees
**70-minute match**

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

USA – Matt Kassel (Danny Barrera)     5th minute.
USA – Bobby Warshaw                           36.

USA: 18-Warren Gross; 9-Hunter Jumper, 2-Jalil Anibaba, 15-Evan Raynr, 4-Greg Eckhardt; 11-Danny Barrera, Matt Kassel, 6-Blair Gavin, Daniel Rodriguez; Demitrius Omphroy (20-Bobby Warshaw, 36), Cesar Romero (Casey Townsend, 51 ; 5-Perica Marosevic, 57)
Subs not used: Stephen McCarthy, David Meves, TJ Cyrus, Michael Stephens, Colin Givens, Jose Gonzalez
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

NEX: n/a
Head Coach: n/a

Statistical Summary:   USA   NEX
Shots                                  7        11
Shots on goal                   4         8
Saves                                 8         2
Fouls                                  8         9
Corner Kicks                     1         6
Offside                                4         1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Danny Barrara (caution)     17th minute
USA – Cesar Romero (caution)    27.
USA – Matt Kassel (sent off)          28.
NEX – n/a (caution)                          32.
NEX – n/a (caution)                          49.