BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Sept. 6, 2014) - The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team defeated Defensa y Justicia Reserves 3-2, rallying from a two-goal deficit. It was the USA’s second straight win during its Argentina camp after beating Racing Clubs Reserves 2-0 on Sept. 4.
Bradford Jamieson IV scored two goals and Paul Arriola added a tally to lead the way for the U-20s. The game featured two 35-minute halves.
Defensa y Justicia opened up a 2-0 lead after just 15 minutes, but the USA responded with a Jamieson goal in the 17th minute. Conor Donovan recovered the ball in the midfield and played the ball to the left side where Jamieson attacked toward the top of the box and fired to the right corner of the frame.
Arriola tallied the equalizer in the 35th minute, with Gboly Ayribi assisting. Jamieson notched the game’s final score on a good build-up that included a Zach Pfeffer cross to Romain Gall, who tapped the ball to Jamieson to set up the winner.
The USA wraps up its Argentina camp with a matchup against Argentina’s U-20s on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
-U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report-
U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Defensa y Justicia Reserves
Date: Sept. 6, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Defensa y Justicia Academy; Florencia Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET
Weather: Sunny and windy, 66 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 1 3
DyJ 2 0 2
Defensa y Justicia 6th minute
Defensa y Justicia 15
USA – Bradford Jamieson (Conor Donovan) 17
USA – Paul Arriola (Gboly Ariyibi) 35
USA – Bradford Jamieson (Romain Gall) 57
*Game was 2x35 minutes
USA: 1-Jeff Caldwell; 3-Chase Gasper (14-John Requejo Jr., 36), 5-Erik Palmer-Brown, 4-Conor Donovan (18-Matt Miazga, 36), 2-Luis Martir (13-Shaq Moore, 36); 6-Russell Canouse (15-Joel Sonora, 36), 8-Luis Felipe, 11-Junor Flores (20-Zach Pfeffer, 52); 10-Bradford Jamieson, 9-Paul Arriola (16-Romain Gall, 36), 7-Gboly Ariyibi.
Subs Not Used: 12-Santiago Castano, 17-Fernando Arce
Head Coach: Tab Ramos
Stats Summary: USA / DyJ
Shots: 11 / 3
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 2 / 0
Fouls: 12 / 16
Offside: 4 / 3