[U.S. U-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 national team, victorious at the recent Milk Cup, was brought down to earth as it suffered a 5-0 loss to Paraguay in its opening game at the Cuadrangular Internacional in Arequipa, Peru.
Thomas Rongen started seven players from the Milk Cup championship team in his all-pro lineup, but the Americans were no match for Paraguay, which got three goals from Oscar Ruiz and two from Claudio Correa.
The USA plays Colombia Wednesday and host Peru Friday.
Sept. 6 in Arequipa
USA 0 Paraguay 5. Goals: O.Ruiz 13, 17, 46, Correa 81, 89.
USA -- Badr, E.Orozco, Agbossoumonde, Brooks, G.Garza, V.Garza (Navas Cobo, 46), Shanosky (De La Fuente, 79), Agudelo, M.Orozco (Nungaray, 54), Ruelas (Kiesewetter, 71), Salgado (Huezo, 46).
Paraguay -- Ovando (Escobar, 75), Caceres (Awna, 69), Gomez, Vera, N.Ruiz (Alborno, 65), Benitez (Ferreria, 61), Gimenez, Perez (Vargas, O.Ruiz, Correa, Montenegro (Martinez, 71).