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U.S. U-23 MNT Eliminated from Olympic Qualifying after Late El Salvador Equalizer


The U-23 Men’s National Team tied 3-3 with El Salvador on Monday night, finishing in third place in Group A and eliminated from CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. Two goals from forward Terrence Boyd and one from midfielder Joe Corona looked to be enough, but a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave El Salvador an unlikely tie.

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Terrence Boyd

IN THE IMAGE: Terrence Boyd’s strong two goal performance led the way for the U.S.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2012) — The U-23 Men’s National Team tied 3-3 with El Salvador on Monday night, finishing in third place in Group A and being eliminated from CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. Two goals from forward Terrence Boyd and one from midfielder Joe Corona looked to be enough, but a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave El Salvador an unlikely tie.

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

Match: U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team vs. El Salvador
Date: March 26, 2012
Competition: CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying – Group A
Venue: LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT
Attendance: 7,889
Weather: 65 degrees, clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 2 3
SLV                         2 1 3

USA – Terrence Boyd (Brek Shea)        1st minute
SLV – Lester Blanco (Isidro Gutierrez)   35
SLV – Andres Flores (Jaime Alas)          37
USA – Terrence Boyd (Freddy Adu)       65
USA – Joe Corona (Freddy Adu)           68
SLV – Jaime Alas                                90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Bill Hamid (18-Sean Johnson, 39); 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 2-Ike Opara, 4-Perry Kitchen,13-Jorge Villafaña; 16-Amobi Okugo, 8-Mix Diskerud, 10-Joe Corona (20-Michael Stephens, 88); 7-Freddy Adu (capt.) (14-Joe Gyau, 90+3), 15-Terrence Boyd, 11-Brek Shea
Subs not used: 5-Zarek Valentin, 6-Jared Jeffrey, 12-Teal Bunbury, 17-Tony Taylor, 19-Sheanon Williams
Head coach: Caleb Porter

SLV: 18-Yimy Cuellar; 5-Alexander Mendoza, 4-Xavier Garcia (capt.), 2-Milton Molina, 13-Alexander Larin; 9-Isidro Gutierrez, 8-Diego Chavarria (19-Darwin Ceren, 73), 16-Richard Menjivar, 10-Jaime Alas; 20-Andres Flores, 17-Lester Blanco (14-Herbert Sosa, 87)
Subs not used: 1-Diego Cuellar, 3-Marlon Martinez, 6-Elman Rivas, 7-Dustin Corea, 12-Edwin Sanchez, 15-Jorge Moran
Head coach: Mauricio Alfaro

Stats Summary: USA / SLV
Shots 9 / 10
Shots on Goal 5 / 5
Saves 2 / 2
Corner Kicks 4 / 5
Fouls 15 / 14
Offsides 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
SLV – Diego Chavarria (caution)     5th minute
SLV – Lester Blanco (caution)          7
USA – Amobi Okugo (caution)         7
USA – Jorge Villafaña (caution)       72
USA – Freddy Adu (caution)            74
SLV – Alexander Mendoza (caution) 87
USA – Terrence Boyd (caution)       90

Officials:
Referee: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Rangel (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Dion Neil (TRI)
Fourth Official: Hector Gonzalez (HON)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: TBD

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