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U.S. Under-23s Fall, 1-0, to Portugal to Open Foreign Trip


CHICAGO (Tuesday, January 25, 2000) - Building on a promising start to the 2000 season that included two tightly contested scrimmages with the U.S. Men's National Team on Jan. 11 and a 3-1 win over Armenia on Jan. 16, the U.S. Under-23's fell 1-0 to a tough Portugal squad in an extremely well-played match tonight. The lone goal came on a penalty kick in the 65th minute after U.S. defender Chad McCarty got tangled with a Portugal player in the box. Next up on their Tour of Portugal are games on Thursday (Jan. 27 vs. Estoril--Portuguese First Div.) and Sunday (Jan. 30 vs. Offenbach--German Second Div.) before the lads head home to the States on Jan. 31. The following is the official game report for tonight's match:

2000 U.S. UNDER-23 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT

Participants:U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team vs. Portugal Under-23 Men's National Team
Competition:International Friendly
Venue:Alverca Stadium (Alverca, Portugal)
Date:January 25, 2000 - kickoff 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Weather:40 degrees - Cold

Scoring Summary:1st2ndFinal
United States
000
Portugal
011

POR - Hugo Leal (PK), 65.

Lineups:
USA - 1-Adin Brown, 4-Matt Chulis, 3-Chad McCarty, 2-Brian Dunseth (Capt.), 12-Ramiro Corrales; 8-John Thorrington, 20-Landon Donovan (15-Brian West, 80), 13-DaMarcus Beasley, 6-Carlos Parra, 22-Conor Casey (ejected, 55), 9-Chris Brown (17-Chris Albright, 40).

POR - 1-Sergio Leite (12-Pedro Alves, 70), 2-Esteves (12-Felipe Annunciacio, 70), 3-Caneira (Capt.; ejected, 55), 4-Correia, 5-David, 6-Hugo Leal, 7-Semedo (16-Marco Almeiba, 46), 8-Ricardo Sousa (14-Tonel, 46), 9-Felipe Candido (15-Paulo Ferreira, 46), 10-Paulo Costa (17-Miguel, 46), 11-Luis Felipe (18-Zoao Paulo, 46).

Statistical Summary:USAPOR
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
89
Saves . . . . . . . . . .
45
Corner Kicks . . . . .
159
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
76
Offside . . . . . . . . .
11

Misconduct Summary:
POR
Caneira (ejection)55,
USA
Conor Casey (ejection)55,
USA
John Thorrington (caution)89.

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