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International friendly: China 2, USA 1 (Jan. 29)
January 29th, 1997 12AM


Jan. 29 in Kunming

China 2, USA 1. Goals: Hai Donghao 12, Tie Li 31; Wynalda 72.

China -- Chu Liang, Ju Haisun, Zhi Yifan, Bing Li, Eng Huazhang (Wu Bing, 60), Tie Li, Chu Liangdu, Dong Liangxu (Xian Dongcao, 78), Ming Yuma, Hai Donghao (Zhang Xiaorui, 54), Mao Zhengsu (Wang Tou, 66).

USA -- Dodd, Burns, Calichman (Lalas, 46), Balboa, Pittman (Corrales, 60), Ralston (Sanneh, 46), Kreis (Lassiter, 62), Vasquez, Joseph (Jones, 46), McBride, Wynalda.

Yellow cards -- Zhi Yifan 20, Tie Li 32, Dong Liangxu 35; Wynalda 71.

Referee: Jun Lu (China).

Att.: 40,000.

o Tony Sanneh, making his U.S. debut, assisted on the U.S. goal.

o Brian McBride hit the crossbar in the 37th minute.

o The four-game U.S. losing streak is the longest since 1994 when the U.S. lost five in a row (Romania, Brazil, England, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad & Tobago).

o Marcelo Balboa's return made him the all-time leader in caps with 114, one ahead of Paul Caligiuri.

o The game was played at 7,200 feet above sea level.

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