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Ricardo Clark Strikes in Stoppage Time as U.S. Men’s National Team Tops Venezuela 1-0

A stoppage-time goal by Ricardo Clark propelled the U.S. to a 1-0 win against Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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IN THE IMAGE: Ricardo Clark celebrates his goal against Venezuela.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 21, 2012) – The U.S. Men’s National Team opened the year in dramatic style as Ricardo Clark tallied a game-winning goal seven minutes into second-half stoppage time for a 1-0 win against Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The U.S. had kept Venezuelan goalkeeper Jose Morales on his toes all night and finally earned the well-deserved victory in the final moments when Clark scored off of a Jermaine Jones corner kick from the right side. Clark’s driven header found the lower left of the goal frame past Morales for the 1-0 victory.

The U.S. improved to 3-0-1 all-time against Venezuela and earned its first win against a South American team since a 3-1 win against Ecuador on March 25, 2007.

Next up for the U.S. MNT is an international friendly against Panama at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. The match is televised live on Galavision at ESPN3, and fans can follow the game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.

A complete game story will be posted shortly…

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

Match: USA vs. Venezuela
Date: Jan. 21, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. MT
Attendance: 22,403
Weather: Indoors

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

USA – Ricardo Clark (Jermaine Jones) 90+7th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Bill Hamid; 2-A.J. DeLaGarza, 4-Michael Parkhurst, 5-Geoff Cameron, 3-Heath Pearce (13-Zach Loyd, 74); 6-Jeff Larentowicz (15-Ricardo Clark, 62), 8-Jermaine Jones (capt.); 7-Graham Zusi (18-C.J. Sapong, 74), 10-Benny Feilhaber (17-Chris Wondolowksi, 62), 11-Brek Shea; 9-Teal Bunbury (16-Brad Evans, 88)
Subs not used: 12-Nick Rimando, 14-Jeff Parke
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

VEN: 1-Jose Morales; 2-Carlos Rivero, 3-Carlos Salazar, 4-Jose Manuel Velázquez, 21-Andres Rouga; 5-Miguel Mea Vitali (23-Emilio Renteria); 10-Alejandro Guerra (14-Diego Guerrero, 89), 8-Francisco Flores, 6-Agnel Flores, 7-Edgar Pérez Greco (17-Angel Chourio, 74); 15-Alejandro Moreno (9-Richard Blanco, 86)
Subs not used: 11-Jose Reyes, 12-Alan Liebeskind, 13-John Chancellor, 16-Ruben Arocha, 19-Rubert Quijada, 20-Javier Gonzalez,24-Diomar Diaz, 25-Darwin Machis
Head coach: Cesar Farias

Stats Summary: USA / VEN
Shots: 10 / 5
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 15 / 13
Offside: 0 / 4

Officials:
Referee: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Hector Delgadillo (MEX)
Fourth Official: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Budweiser Man of the Match: TBD

 

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Ricardo Clark Strikes in Stoppage Time as U.S. Men’s National Team Tops Venezuela 1-0

A stoppage-time goal by Ricardo Clark propelled the U.S. to a 1-0 win against Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

© John Todd/ISI

IN THE IMAGE: Ricardo Clark celebrates his goal against Venezuela.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 21, 2012) – The U.S. Men’s National Team opened the year in dramatic style as Ricardo Clark tallied a game-winning goal seven minutes into second-half stoppage time for a 1-0 win against Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The U.S. had kept Venezuelan goalkeeper Jose Morales on his toes all night and finally earned the well-deserved victory in the final moments when Clark scored off of a Jermaine Jones corner kick from the right side. Clark’s driven header found the lower left of the goal frame past Morales for the 1-0 victory.

The U.S. improved to 3-0-1 all-time against Venezuela and earned its first win against a South American team since a 3-1 win against Ecuador on March 25, 2007.

Next up for the U.S. MNT is an international friendly against Panama at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. The match is televised live on Galavision at ESPN3, and fans can follow the game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.

A complete game story will be posted shortly…

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

Match: USA vs. Venezuela
Date: Jan. 21, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. MT
Attendance: 22,403
Weather: Indoors

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

USA – Ricardo Clark (Jermaine Jones) 90+7th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Bill Hamid; 2-A.J. DeLaGarza, 4-Michael Parkhurst, 5-Geoff Cameron, 3-Heath Pearce (13-Zach Loyd, 74); 6-Jeff Larentowicz (15-Ricardo Clark, 62), 8-Jermaine Jones (capt.); 7-Graham Zusi (18-C.J. Sapong, 74), 10-Benny Feilhaber (17-Chris Wondolowksi, 62), 11-Brek Shea; 9-Teal Bunbury (16-Brad Evans, 88)
Subs not used: 12-Nick Rimando, 14-Jeff Parke
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

VEN: 1-Jose Morales; 2-Carlos Rivero, 3-Carlos Salazar, 4-Jose Manuel Velázquez, 21-Andres Rouga; 5-Miguel Mea Vitali (23-Emilio Renteria); 10-Alejandro Guerra (14-Diego Guerrero, 89), 8-Francisco Flores, 6-Agnel Flores, 7-Edgar Pérez Greco (17-Angel Chourio, 74); 15-Alejandro Moreno (9-Richard Blanco, 86)
Subs not used: 11-Jose Reyes, 12-Alan Liebeskind, 13-John Chancellor, 16-Ruben Arocha, 19-Rubert Quijada, 20-Javier Gonzalez,24-Diomar Diaz, 25-Darwin Machis
Head coach: Cesar Farias

Stats Summary: USA / VEN
Shots: 10 / 5
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 15 / 13
Offside: 0 / 4

Officials:
Referee: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Hector Delgadillo (MEX)
Fourth Official: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Budweiser Man of the Match: TBD

 

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