June 15, 2005
ENSCHEDE, Holland – Notre Dame’s Greg Dalby and the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team played Germany to a 0-0 tie in the second match for both teams at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Tournament. Dalby, who will be a junior midfielder for the Fighting Irish this coming season, is serving as captain of the national team during the competition. The Poway, California native has played all 180 minutes for the U.S. so far during the tournament as the team stands at 1-0-1, which includes a 1-0 upset of Argentina on Saturday.
The U.S. dominated the majority of play versus Germany on Tuesday, but could not find the back of the net as they remain locked in second place in Group D along with Germany. Both teams have collected four points but Germany holds the advantage with a lower goal differential (+2 to +1). Despite the dominating play, the U.S. survived a couple scares late in the game to finish even at the final whistle.
The scoreless draw marked the first time ever that the U.S. has come away with at least one point in their second match after winning their opening game at a FIFA World Youth Championship. The U.S. will be looking for additional points as they take on Egypt at Arke Stadium in Enschede, Holland on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. local/6:30 a.m. CT (South Bend time). Fans can follow the match live on Fox Soccer Channel and ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker, presented by Philips. The match will also be televised on Galavision same-day tape delay at 7 p.m. ET/PT and replayed on Fox Soccer Channel at 11 p.m. ET.
First place in the group is up for grabs as the U.S., Germany and Argentina all have an opportunity depending on the results of the third and final Group D matches. Argentina is in third place with three points at the moment after defeating Egypt 2-0 in the first match of a doubleheader at Arke Stadium. The Germany-Argentina match will be played at the same time as the U.S.-Egypt match in Emmen Stadium.
Dalby is one of 10 college players on the Under-20 team, which also features a formidable mix of professional and high school standouts. One name easily recognizable to all soccer fans is DC United’s Freddy Adu, but the Under-20 team also will feature Eddie Gaven (N.J. Metrostars), Jonathan Spector (Manchester United) and attacking players Jacob Peterson (Indiana) and Lee Nguyen (the lone high school player out of Texas). For more information on the U.S. Under-20 National Team, go to www.ussoccer.com.
U.S. Under-20 National Team Schedule
June 11, U.S.A -1, Argentina 0
June 14, U.S.A. – 0, Germany 0
June 18, vs. Egypt, 1:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. South Bend time)
Round of 16, June 21-22
Quarterfinals, June 24
Semifinals, June 28
Third Place Match, July 2
Final, July 2