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GA team comes home with two wins
by Ridge Mahoney, December 7th, 2009 6:45AM
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Patrick Nyarko and Roger Espinoza scored goals and Stefan Frei and Josh Lambo combined for a shutout as the MLS Generation adidas team finished its three-game tour of South Africa Sunday by beating the Ajax Cape Town reserves, 2-0.
 
During its tour, the GA team won two of its three games, played amidst a busy schedule of visits to landmarks such as Nelson Mandela's house in Soweto and his cell on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for 18 years. The team also watched the World Cup draw Friday in Cape Town, on a big-screen TV.

Playing for the Ajax Cape Town reserves was Dipsy Selolwane, a native of Botswana formerly on MLS teams Chicago and Real Salt Lake (2002 to 2005) following collegiate play at Saint Louis University. He rescued his team in the 13th minute with a goalline clearance after Danny Cruz had dribbled past the goalkeeper.

Nyarko threatened repeatedly before breaking through in the 58th minute, after goalkeeper Andre Petim had stopped him in the first half and denied Rodney Wallace shortly after halftime. On several occasions during its three games the GA team had created chances with interceptions and takeaways; Nyarko intercepted a pass out of the back and went in alone to score.

Nine minutes later, the GA team got a second goal from Espinoza, who had just entered the match. Baggio Husidic sent Peri Marosevic clear with a through ball; when the shot hit the post, Espinoza met the rebound first-time to score.

Lambo, who had replaced an untested Frei at halftime, turned away several shots in the final minute to preserve the shutout and the victory. The GA team heads back to the United States Monday.

Dec. 6 in Cape Town
Ajax Cape Town reserves 0 MLS Generation adidas 2. Goals: Nyarko 58, Espinoza 67.
Ajax Cape Town --  Petim (Roberts 62); Alexander, Archford (Pefers 46), Selolwane (Archford 62), Jenniker (Xolani 75), Scott, Ngobeni (Paris 62), Lewis (Cale 46), Diallo (Mentoen 75), Fofana, Memela (Adams 46)
MLS Generation adidas -- Frei (Lambo 46), Beltran, Valentino, Myers, Hall, Cruz (Nimo 59), Husidic, Wallace (Espinoza 65), Avila (Guarda 65), Nyarko, Pontius (Marosevic 62).



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