Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A Winning Weekend

Peterson Celebrates (ISI)
Originally uploaded by mfishkin.
On Saturday, the US U-20 team beat Egypt 1-0 to finish the first round atop Group D at the World Youth Championship in Holland. The US goal was scored by Indiana’s Jacob Peterson in the 56th minute off an assist from Freddy Adu. The US finished group play against Argentina, Germany, and Egypt without conceding a single goal, and face Italy in a round of 16 match today at 11:30am (Fox Soccer Channel) in Enschede, Holland. Should the US advance, they would face the winner of Morrocco and Japan in the Quarterfinals. The US played the Egypt match without Manchester United D Jonathan Spector, who continues to recover from a leg injury, and MetroStars M Eddie Gaven and Michigan D Marvell Wynne, who sat out to avoid picking their 2nd yellow cards. All three should be in the lineup against Italy.

In MLS play on Saturday, Ante Razov scored his first two goals as a MetroStar to lead the team over Columbus 3-2 at Giants Stadium. Youri Djorkaeff converted a pk in the 2nd half to provide the winning margin. The Metros’ five-match unbeaten streak has lifted the team to sole possession of 3rd place in the Eastern Conference, three points behind Chicago.


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