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U-23 MNT Drops 2-0 Result to Canada in Group A Play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2012) — The U-23 Men’s National Team was defeated by Canada 2-0 on Saturday night at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Two second half goals from Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini gave Canada the win. The USA sits in third place in Group A, on three points, needing a win against El Salvador on Monday, March 26 in order to advance to the semifinals. That game can be seen live from 8 p.m. CT on Universal Sports Network, mun2 and CONCACAF.com.

-U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-23 Men’ National Team vs. Canada
Date: March 24, 2012
Competition: CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying – Group A
Venue: LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Attendance: 10,578
Weather: 62 degrees, clear

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

CAN – Doneil Henry (Philippe Davies)                58th minute
CAN – Lucas Cavallini (Philippe Davies)             83

Lineups:

USA: 1-Bill Hamid; 5-Zarek Valentin, 2-Ike Opara, 4-Perry Kitchen,13-Jorge Villafaña; 6-Jared Jeffrey (16-Amobi Okugo, 76), 8-Mix Diskerud, 10-Joe Corona (14-Joe Gyau, 46); 7-Freddy Adu (capt.),12-Teal Bunbury (15-Terrence Boyd, 56), 11-Brek Shea
Substitutions not Used: 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 17-Tony Taylor, 18-Sean Johnson, 19-Sheanon Williams, 20-Michael Stephens
Head Coach: Caleb Porter

CAN: 18-Michal Misiewicz; 2-Andres Fresenga (11-Matthew Stinson, 68), 4-Nana Attakora-Gyan, 5-Doneil Henry, 3-Russell Teibert; 6-Kyle Bekker, 8-Samuel Piette, 14-Philippe Davies; 12-Babayele Sodade (20-Evan James, 22), 13-Lucas Cavallini, 19-Randy Edwini-Bonsu (15-Sherif El-Masri, 90+3)
Subs not used: 1-Adam Janssen, 7-Bryce Alderson, 9-Shaun Saiko,10-Marcus Haber, 16-Drew Beckie, 17-Carl Haworth,
Head coach: Tony Fonseca

Stats Summary: USA / CAN (halftime stats)
Shots: 3 / 4
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 3
Fouls: 4 / 5
Offside: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
CAN – Lucas Cavallini (caution)                          8th minute
CAN – Andres Fresenga (caution)                       66
USA – Amobi Okugo (cuation)                            81
CAN – Randy Edwini-Bonsu (sent off)                 90+4 

Officials:
Referee: Jafeth Perea (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Keytzell Corrales (NIC)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Lemus (GUA)
Fourth Official: Walter Lopez (GUA)  

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBD

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