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U.S. Under-23 MNT Defeats Mexico 2-0

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team scored back-to-back goals to beat Mexico on Wednesday night. The U.S. won 2-0 at FC Dallas Stadium.

Feb. 29, 2012 © Brad Smith/isiphotos.com

Juan Agudelo

IN THE IMAGE: Man of the Match Juan Agudelo put the U.S. in front with a powerful header.

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2012) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team scored back-to-back goals to beat Mexico on Wednesday night. The U.S. won 2-0 at FC Dallas Stadium.

Juan Agudelo gave the U.S. the lead in the 35th minute when he connected on a Mix Diskerud corner kick and put the ball in the back of the net with a powerful header. Diskerud doubled the lead just a minute later, deflecting Freddy Adu’s shot past Mexico goalkeeper Liborio Sanchez.

More to come shortly.

— U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team Game Report —

Match: U-23 Men’s National Team vs. Mexico

Date: Feb. 29, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: FC Dallas Stadium – Frisco, Texas
Kickoff: 9 p.m. CT
Attendance: 7,432
Weather: 70 degrees, balmy

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

USA – Juan Agudelo (Mix Diskerud)                                35th minute
USA – Mix Diskerud (Freddy Adu)                    36


USA: 1-Bill Hamid (18-Sean Johnson, 46); 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 2-Ike Opara (capt.), 4-Perry Kitchen, 5-Zarek Valentin; 6-Alfredo Morales (19-Amobi Okugo, 90), 8-Mix Diskerud, 10-Joe Corona; 7-Freddy Adu (17-Tony Taylor, 67), 9-Juan Agudelo (12-Teal Bunbury, 61), 11-Joe Gyau (14-Dilly Duka, 78)
Subs not used: 13-Jorge Villafana, 15-Jack McInerney, 16-Sebastian Lletget, 20-Michael Stephens
Head Coach: Caleb Porter

MEX: 1-Liborio Sanchez, 2-Israel Jimenez, 4-Nestor Araujo, 5-Darvin Chávez, 6-Ricardo Bocanegra (17-Javier Aquino, 46), 7-Javier Cortés, 9-Jeronimo Amione (19-Alan Pulido, 64), 10-Marco Fabian, 14-Jorge Enriquez (8-David Cabrera, 78), 16-Miguel Ponce (18-Hector Herrera, 46), 21-Ricardo Mier (capt.)
Subs not used: 11-Nestor Calderon, 12-Antonio Rodriguez, 13-Diego Reyes, 15-Jair Barraza, 20-Hugo Rodriguez
Head coach: Luis Fernando Tena

Stats Summary: USA / MEX                                           
Shots: 16 / 20
Shots on Goal: 6 / 8
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6
Fouls: 15 / 10
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Freddy Adu (caution)             38th minute
MEX – Marco Fabian (caution)          73

Referee: Dave Gantar (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Phil Briere (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Belleau (CAN)
Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal (USA)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Juan Agudelo

Related Topics

U-23 Men, Juan Agudelo, Freddy Adu, Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson, Mix Diskerud, Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Perry Kitchen, Zarek Valentin, Joe Corona, Joe Gyau, Dilly Duka, Tony Taylor, Amobi Okugo, Caleb Porter

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