Irish freshman Dillon Powers earned a start in the first match for the U.S. at the U-20 World Cup.

Maund, Powers And U.S. U-20s Improve To 1-1 At World Cup

Sept. 29, 2009

SUEZ, Egypt – A 4-1 win over Cameroon on Tuesday improved the United States record to 1-1 at the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Notre Dame freshman midfielder Dillon Powers (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) came on in the 73rd minute and completed the match for the United States.

Powers started the first match of group competition, a 3-0 loss to Germany on Sept. 26, and played the entire first half. Fighting Irish sophomore defender Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass./The Roxbury Latin School) has yet to see match time in the tournament. The U.S. will conclude group play against Korea Republic on Friday, Oct. 2. That match can be seen live on ESPN2 at 12:45 p.m. (ET). All three of the USA’s group matches are being played at the brand new Mubarak Stadium in Suez.

The top two teams from each of the six four-team groups along with the top four remaining squads will advance 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.

Every game of the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be shown live on the ESPN family of networks with Galavision also broadcasting all three U.S. group games. Fans can also follow every U.S. game live on’s MatchTracker.

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United States U-20 World Cup Schedule/Results
Group C
(all U.S. games to be played at Mubarak Stadium in Suez, Egypt)

Saturday, Sept. 26 – vs. Germany – L, 0-3

Tuesday, Sept. 29 – vs. Cameroon – W, 4-1

Friday, Oct. 2 – vs. Korea Republic – 12:45 p.m. (ET) – ESPN2, Galavision

U.S.A. vs. GERMANY Date: Sept. 26, 2009 Venue: Mubarak Stadium; Suez, Egypt Kickoff: 4 p.m. (10 a.m. ET) Weather: 90 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA 0 0 0 GER 2 1 3
GER - Semih Aydilek (penalty kick) 30th minute GER - Florian Jungwirth 32 GER - 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+ minute USA - Tony Taylor (Dilly Duka) 47USA - Dilly Duka (Bryan Arguez) 64CAM - Banana Yaya (penalty kick) 72 USA - Brian Ownby (Jared Jeffrey) 90

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.)