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No festivities in Toronto on Canada Day
by Paul Kennedy, July 2nd, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  under-20 world cup


The U.S. U-20s should take heart. As bad as they played in their 1-1 tie with South Korea on Saturday in Montreal, it could have been worse.

Host Canada opened play before a sellout crowd of almost 20,000 fans at Toronto's BMO Field -- on July 1, Canada Day no less -- and bombed. Dale Mitchell's U-20s fell to Chile, 3-0, in a match they were outshot 19-2.

Even without suspended star Alexis Sanchez made easy work of the young Canadians. Marcus Haber gifted Chile its first goal, misplaying a ball in the area for Nicolas Medina to knock home. Carlos Carmona and substitute Jaime Grondona added second-half goals.

Group A

July 1 in Toronto
Canada 0 Chile 3 (Medina 25, Carmona 54, Grondona 81).
Group B
July 1 in Burnaby, B.C.
Spain 2 (Adrian Lopez 71, Capel 90) Uruguay 2 (Cavani 47, Lopez 63).
Jordan 1 (Salim 41) Zambia 1 (Tembo pen. 8).
Group D
June 30 in Montreal
USA 1 (Szetela 16) South Korea 1 (Young Rok Shin 38).
Poland 1 (Krychowiak 22) Brazil 0.
Group E
June 30 in Ottawa
Argentina 0 Czech Republic 0.
North Korea 0 Panama 0.
Group F
July 1 in Victoria, B.C.
Nigeria 1 (Ideye 57) Costa Rica 0.
Japan 3 (Morishima 43, Umedaki 57, Aoyama 79) Scotland (Campbell 82).

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