Oct. 4, 2009
SUEZ, Egypt – The United States Under-20 Men’s National Team was eliminated from the U-20 World Cup following Saturday’s final matches of group play. Notre Dame’s Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass./The Roxbury Latin School) and Dillon Powers (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) were members of the U.S. squad. The U.S. finished the tournament with a 1-2 record.
The U.S. finished the tournament in 17th place (out of 24 teams) and one slot shy of the Round of 16. The U.S. suffered a 3-0 loss to Korea Republic on Friday, Oct. 2 in its final group match.
The top two teams from each of the six four-team groups along with the top four remaining squads advanced to The Round of 16, which will take place Oct. 5-7. The quarterfinals are set for Oct. 9-10, with the semifinals to follow on Oct. 13. The championship match and third-place game are scheduled for Oct. 16.
Powers and Maund did not enter the match against Korea. Powers, a freshman midfielder, started the first contest of group competition, a 3-0 loss to Germany on Sept. 26, and played the entire first half. In a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Sept. 29, he came on in the 73rd minute and completed the game for the United States. Maund, a sophomore central defender, did not see match time during the tournament. The duo will rejoin their Irish teammates for either the Marquette match on Oct. 7 or the Providence tilt on Oct. 10.
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United States U-20 World Cup Schedule/ResultsGroup C(all U.S. games played at Mubarak Stadium in Suez, Egypt)Saturday, Sept. 26 - vs. Germany - L, 0-3Tuesday, Sept. 29 - vs. Cameroon - W, 4-1Friday, Oct. 2 - vs. Korea Republic - L, 0-3
U.S.A. vs. GERMANY Date: Sept. 26, 2009Venue: Mubarak Stadium; Suez, Egypt Kickoff: 4 p.m. (10 a.m. ET) Weather: 90 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA 0 0 0GER 2 1 3
GER - Semih Aydilek (penalty kick) 30th minute GER - Florian Jungwirth 32GER - Manuel Schaffler 72
U.S.A. vs. CAMEROONDate: Sept. 29, 2009 Venue: Mubarak Stadium; Suez, Egypt Kickoff: 6:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. ET) Weather: 81 degrees, fair
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA 1 3 4 CAM 0 1 1
USA - Bryan Arguez (Tony Taylor) 46+ minuteUSA - Tony Taylor (Dilly Duka) 47USA - Dilly Duka (Bryan Arguez) 64CAM - Banana Yaya (penalty kick) 72 USA - Brian Ownby (Jared Jeffrey) 90
U.S.A. vs. KOREA REPUBLICDate: Oct. 2, 2009Venue: Mubarak Stadium; Suez, EgyptKickoff: 6:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. ET)Weather: 87 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 FUSA 0 0 0KOR 2 1 3
KOR - Kim Young-Gwon (Moon Ki-Han) 23rd minuteKOR - Kim Bo-Kyung (Park Hee-Seong) 42KOR - Koo Ja-Cheol (penalty kick) 75
United States Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn, Ga.), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas; Middleton, Wis.), Brian Perk (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC; Syracuse, N.Y.), Kyle Davies (FC Dallas; Danville, Calif.), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame; Dorchester, Mass.), Ike Opara (Wake Forest; Durham, N.C.), Sheanon Williams (Unattached; Boston, Mass.) MIDFIELDERS (9): Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin, Miami), Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo; Glendale, Ariz.), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabak; Oslo, Norway), Dilly Duka (Rutgers; Montville, N.J.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.), Jared Jeffrey (Club Brugge; Richardson, Texas), Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA; Los Angeles), Brian Ownby (Virginia; Glen Allen, Va.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Michael Stephens (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.) FORWARDS (3): Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas; Rockford, Ill.), Brek Shea (FC Dallas; College Station, Texas), Tony Taylor (Jacksonville; Jacksonville, Fla.)