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USA crushes hosts in final
by Paul Kennedy, July 30th, 2010 2:02PM

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[MILK CUP] The USA beat host Northern Ireland, 3-0, to capture the Milk Cup for the first time since Charlie Davies led the Americans to the championship of the under-20 tournament in 2005.

The Americans got goals by Gale Agbossoumonde and Juan Agudelo, both on long-range blasts in the first half, and Adrian Ruelas, his third of the tournament, in the second half.

Agbossoumonde opened the scoring in the 24th minute when he took a long run up to the ball and fired a free kick through the wall.

In the 43rd minute, Agudelo went past two defenders, created space for himself and lifted a dipping shot over goalkeeper Wayne Drummond for well outside the area.

Zarek Valentin, who was dangerous all game coming up from his right back position, cut a ball back for Ruelas, who previously played for Mexico, to rip into the far post from 15 yards.

The Americans dominated play and should have had more goals. A fourth goal, scored after the Northern Ireland keeper dropped the ball, was called off for a mystery foul in the first half.

Late in the game, Agbossoumonde, the U.S. captain, and Northern Ireland's Chris Hegarty were ejected.

The USA finished 3-0 in the under-20 tournament.

When the USA won the 2005 title, its star was Davies, whose hat trick in the 4-2 win over the hosts in the final capped a breakout tournament for the then-Boston College student.

The USA starting lineup:
Zac MacMath (Univ. of Maryland)
Zarek Valentin (Univ. of Akron)
Perry Kitchen (Univ. of Akron)
Gale Agbossoumonde (Braga, Portugal)
Greg Garza (Estoril, Portugal)
Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia)
67th minute: Conor Shanosky (George Mason Univ.)
Dillon Powers (Univ. of Notre Dame)
88th minute: Sacir Hot (Boston College)
Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
Omar Salgado (MLS)
68th minute: Francisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo)
Adrian Ruelas (Santos Laguna, Mexico)
77th minute: Ethan White (Univ. of Maryland)
Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC)
57th minute: Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA Academy)



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