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U.S. Men’s National Team Falls 1-0 to France Before 70,018 Fans at Stade de France

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE (Nov. 11, 2011)–The U.S. Men’s National Team fell 1-0 to France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Loïc Rémy opened scoring in the 72nd minute when he outmuscled the U.S. defense and put a ball past Tim Howard. It was the first time the two teams had met since 1979.

A full match report will follow.

— U.S. Men’s National Team Game Report —

Date: Nov. 11, 2011
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Stade de France – Paris
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET
Attendance: 70,018
Weather: Cloudy, 50 degrees

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

FRA – Loïc Rémy (Marvin Martin) 72nd minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 2-Steve Cherundolo, 4-Clarence Goodson, 5-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 3-Timmy Chandler; 8-Maurice Edu (18-Edson Buddle, 77), 6-Kyle Beckerman (16-Jermaine Jones, 66), 10-Clint Dempsey; 11-Brek Shea (17- DaMarcus Beasley, 71), 7-Danny Williams (15-Fabian Johnson, 71), 9-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 12-Bill Hamid, 13-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 14-Michael Bradley
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

FRA
: 1-Hugo Lloris; 2-Matthieu Debuchy, 4-Adil Rami, 5-Laurent Koscielny, 3-Jérémy Mathieu; 14-Jérémy Ménez, 18- Alou Diarra, 17- Yann M’Vila (11-Maxime Gonalons, 60), 7- Franck Ribéry (21-Loïc Rémy, 64); 10- Karim Benzema (8-Marvin Martin, 65), 20- Kevin Gameiro (9-Olivier Giroud, 60)
Subs not used: 6-Yohan Cabaye, 12-Mamadou Sakho, 13-Anthony Réveillère, 15-Florent Malouda, 16-Cédric Carrasso, 22-Eric Abidal, 23-Steve Mandanda
Head coach: Laurent Blanc

Misconduct Summary:
FRA – Laurent Koscielny (caution) 78th minute
FRA – Matthieu Debuchy (caution) 80

Officials:
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Huseyin Ocak (GRE)

Budweiser Man of the Match:
TBD

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