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U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team Starts Group A of Olympic Qualifying with Victory Against Cuba


The U-23 Men’s National Team opened the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament with an 6-0 win against Cuba in Nashville, Tenn. The win was the perfect start for Caleb Porter’s team, who continue their quest to qualify for the London Olympics on Saturday. The team meets Canada on March 24 at 6 p.m. CT at LP Field, with live coverage on Universal Sports Network, Mun2 and CONCACAF.com.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2012) — The U-23 Men’s National Team opened the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament with a 6-0 win against Cuba in Nashville, Tenn. The win was the perfect start for Caleb Porter’s team, who continue their quest to qualify for the London Olympics on Saturday. The team meets Canada on March 24 at 6 p.m. CT at LP Field, with live coverage on Universal Sports Network, Mun2 and CONCACAF.com.

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

Match : U-23 Men’s National Team vs. Cuba
Date: March 22, 2012
Competition: 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying
Venue: LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT
Attendance: 4,269
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:             1              2              F
USA                                     4              2              6
CUB                                     0              0              0

USA – Joe Corona                                                       11th minute
USA – Juan Agudelo (Brek Shea)                                  37
USA – Joe Corona (Mix Diskerud)                                    40
USA – Arturo Diz Pe (Own Goal)                                       43
USA – Freddy Adu (Ike Opara)                                          62
USA – Joe Corona (Mix Diskerud)                                    88

Lineups:
USA : 1-Bill Hamid; 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 2-Ike Opara, 4-Perry Kitchen, 5-Zarek Valentin; 6-Jared Jeffrey (16-Amobi Okugo, 64), 8-Mix Diskerud, 10-Joe Corona; 7-Freddy Adu (capt.), 9-Juan Agudelo (12-Teal Bunbury, 46), 11-Brek Shea (14-Joe Gyau, 57)
Subs not used: 13-Jorge Villafana, 15-Terrence Boyd, 17-Tony Taylor, 18-Sean Johnson, 19-Sheanon Williams, 20-Michael Stephens
Head Coach: Caleb Porter

CUB : 1-Odisnel Cooper, 2-Yoisel Salazar, 4-Dairo Macias, 5-Renay Malblanche, 6-Osay Martinez, 8-Jorge Farinas (15-Arturo Diz Pe, 24), 10-Maikel Chang, 13-Carlos Domingo Francicso (capt.), 14-Aricheell Hernandez (7-Ricardo Pena, 68), 16-Heviel Cordoves, 17-Dayron Blanco
Subs not used: 3-Yosmel De Armas, 9-Felix Guerra, 11-Daniel Saez, 12-Julio Pichardo, 18-Maykel Reyes
Head coach: Raul Triana Gonzalez

Stats Summary: USA / CUB                                           
Shots: 17 / 4
Shots on Goal: 7 / 1
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8 /2
Fouls: 10 / 8
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
CUB – Dairo Macias (ejection)                         19th minute

Officials:
Referee: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Rangel (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Dion Neil (TRI)
Fourth Official: Jafeth Perea (BAR)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBD

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