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by Paul Kennedy, September 9th, 2010 7:20PM
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[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 national team dropped its second game at the Cuadrangular Internacional in Arequipa, Peru, when it lost to Colombia, 2-0.

Colombia won on second-half goals scored in rapid succession by Javier Calle, who converted a controversial penalty kick awarded after a foul was whistled during a corner kick, and Fabian Castillo following a U.S. turnover.

The U.S. starters included seven Mexican-Americans -- five based in Mexico -- plus Houston Dynamo rookie midfielder Jose Navas Cobo, who was raised in Colombia, German-bred Jerome Kiesewetter, goalie Cody Cropper, born to an English father, raised in Minnesota and now playing at Ipswich Town, and Floridian Cody Veeder, an 18-year-old defender with Baltimore Crystal Palace of the D-2 Pro League.

Many of the players are on the young side for the purposes of competing for spots on next year's U.S. U-20 team, but the trip gives U.S. coach Thomas Rongen and his staff that includes for MLS star Dave van den Bergh a chance to weigh their progress.

This is particularly true of the Mexican-based players who cannot be evaluated week in and week out. Cousins Emilio Orozco and Moises Orozco and Victor Garza play together at Tigres, which has one of the best youth programs in Mexico. Tigres' U-19s toured Europe in August, and Garza, who came off the bench for the USA against Colombia, was named the MVP at three different tournaments.

The USA will play host Peru on Friday and a placement match on Sunday.

Sept. 8 in Arequipa
USA 0 Colombia 2. Goals: Calle 48, Castillo 51.
USA -- Cropper, E.Orozco (G.Garza, 59), Flores, Veeder (Agbossoumonde, 69), De La Fuente, Zamora (Shanosky, 59), Navas Cobo, Nungaray, M.Orozco (V.Garza, 70), Huezo, Kiesewetter.
Colombia -- Mosquera (Bonilla, 75), Arias, Ospina (Franco, 81), Saiz, Quinonez (Diaz, 84), Cabezas, Lara, Calle, Castillo (Carrillo, 79), Mendoza (Cordoba, 70), Berrio (Valencia, 61).



3 comments
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: September 10, 2010 at 12:07 p.m.
    I have one question: does this indicate a real change in the direction of Rongen and US Soccer or is it just a way of placating the calls for more inclusion of Hispanic players. I will not forget my high hopes for the USMNT when BB included Torres in the roster but those hopes disappeared when Torres only received sporadic playing time--at best. The naysayers regarding Torres claim that he showed nothing, was a disaster!! I would categorically dispute those claims but even assuming their validity these claims show an ignorance of the fact that you can't throw a skillful pass oriented player into the middle of a physical, poor-passing team and expect miracles. Xavi Hernandez couldn't work his magic if he didn't have players who could trap and return his passes accurately. Rongen's actions in Peru will only be meaningful if they are part of a total effort to upgrade the passing and trapping skills of his players. At this stage, it's a start !!!!!!
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: September 10, 2010 at 12:47 p.m.
    When will USSF get it that Rongen is not the right guy...his track record speaks for itself.
  1. David Huff
    commented on: September 13, 2010 at 1 p.m.
    I didn't expect Torres to have much chance of playing when MLS Bob was going to look after the playing time of "Jr." in the midfield. The AFA had the good sense to dismiss Maradona, Aguirre did the honorable thing in resigning before the FMF was forced into the decision to dismiss him, however the USSF decides that "four more years" of MLS Bob are needed so that mediocrity can continue to rule the US pitch. Four more wasted years to look forward to, not a lot of hope for the fanbase. :(

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