U.S. SOCCER: U-20s fall to Canada, 3-2, in final game of CONCACAF qualifying

The U.S. U-20 men's national team, which had earned a berth in the 2003 World Youth Championship, fell to Canada, 3-2, on the final day of Group B play in Charleston, S.C.

Canada joined the United States and Panama and Mexico from Group A as the CONCACAF representatives at UAE '03.

The Americans trailed 3-0 before getting goals from Arsenal youth player Frank Simek and Dallas Burn striker Ed Johnson. The last four goals came in a space of six minutes.

Nov. 17 in Charleston, S.C.

USA 2 Canada 3. Goals: Simek 73, E.Johnson 76; Hume 55, 71, Lemire 70.

USA -- Cronin, Klaas, Marshall, Simek, Cochrane (Lancos, 74)D.Johnson (Barclay, 71), Stone, Convey, Grabavoy (Mapp, 63), Cameron, E.Johnson.

Canada -- Alim, Marshall, Arango, Harmse, Lemire, Simpson, Hutchinson, DiTullio Matondo, 78), Chin, Hume, Belotte (Dutra, 82).

Referee: Rodrigo Badilla (Costa Rica)

Att.: 896.

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