BOCA RATON, Fla. (Dec. 16, 2010) -- The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team picked up a 2-0 win against Canada in the first of a pair of friendlies in Boca Raton, Fla., behind goals from Soony Saad and Jack McInerney.
Saad opened the scoring for the U.S. in the 34th minute, receiving the ball at the top of the penalty area and firing a shot into the right side of the net. Jack McInerney doubled the U.S. lead in teh second half, running onto a long ball from centerback Sebastien Ibeagha and chipping the final shot over Canada goalkeeper Robert Stillo and into the net.
U.S. goalkeeper Kevin Piedrahita is credited with the shutout in his first cap for the U.S. U-20 MNT.
The U.S. has been in Ft. Lauderdale for a week-long training camp under head coach Thomas Rongen, and will round out the camp with another friendly match against Canada on Saturday, Dec. 18.
Match: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. Canada
Date: December 16, 2010
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Lynn University; Boca Raton, Fla.
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
CAN 0 0 0
USA – Soony Saad (unassisted) 34th minute
USA – Jack McInerney (Sebastien Ibeagha) 50
USA: 0-Kevin Piedrahita;9-Korey Veeder, 4-Sebastien Ibeagha (capt.), 6-Eric Schoenle (Perry Kitchen, 74), 7-Ben Sweat; 2-Jack McInerney, 17-Conor Shanosky (Amobi Okugo, 78), 10-Steven Evans (Joshua Gatt, 78), 19-Dylan Mares (Alex Molano, 64); 22-Soony Saad (Joseph Gyau, 78), 21-Adrian Ruelas (Omar Salgado, 75)
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
CAN: 1-Roberto Stillo; 3-Ashtone Morgan, 4-Doneil Henry (2-Chris Suta, 89), 5-Darrick Bassi, 6-Sean Hart (capt.), 7-Roger Thompson (14-Jonathan Osorio, 61), 8-Jaineil Hoilett, 9-Niall Cousens (10-Jerome Baker, 75), 11-Nicholas Lindsay, 12-Kevin Cobby (15-Matt Stinson, 68), 17-Ethan Gage
Head coach: Valerio Gazzola
Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 10 / 7
Shots on Goal: 2 / 0
Saves: 0 / 0
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 14 / 12
Offside: 1 / 1
CAN – Sean Hart (caution) 39th minute
CAN – Nicholas Lindsay (caution) 42