The U.S. U-20 MNT will participate in the Torneo de las Americas (Tournament of the Americas) against Colombia on Nov. 26th and Mexico on Nov. 28th. Mexico will play Colombia on Nov. 27th. All games are being played at KSU Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, GA and have a 3:30 pm kickoff time. This should be an outstanding tournament with the US bringing in a talented roster against a strong Mexico side and a Colombian team preparing to host the U-20 World Cup next summer starting July 29, 2011.
This will also be a good test for the US & Mexico who hope to play in the U-20 World Cup in Colombia this summer. They’ll both participate in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 tournament this April that will determine the 4 teams that qualify.
The US lost to Mexico 0-1 in front of 8,000 fans at Frisco Park earlier this year in the Dallas Cup after going a man down in the 40th minute. Mexico took the advantage in the 48th minute when Taufic Guarch headed home a corner kick for the lone goal of the game.
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Roster & Ticket Information Below
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.), Eduardo Fernandez (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (G.D. Estoril Praia; Syracuse, N.Y.), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA; Bell, Calif.), Greg Garza (G.D. Estoril Praia, Grapevine, Texas), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Parker Walsh (Karlsrucher SC; Roanoke, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United; San Francisco, Calif.), Alex Molano (NK Dinamo Zagreb; Grapevine, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Moises Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United, Sterling, Va.), Alex Zahavi (Maccabi Haifa F.C.; Lisbon, Portugal), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.Y.), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles Galaxy; Van Nuys, Calif.), Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC; Richfield, Minn.), Omar Salgado (Unattached; El Paso, Texas)
Tickets to the event start at $14 per game and are on sale to the public Thursday, Oct. 28 at Noon EST through www.theatlantabeat.com and at the KSU Soccer Stadium ticket box office (on day of game).
Tickets are also available at CV Futbol locations in Norcross (770-453-1405), Marietta (678-354-5535) and Rome (706-295-2818) in addition to H Mart locations in Duluth (678-543-4000), Riverdale (678-435-0909), John’s Creek (678-317-0240), Suwanee (770-932-9511) and Doraville (770-986-2300).
Groups of 20 or more receive a special discount by calling 678-298-4780.
What do you think of the match-ups? Excited to see the next generation of players or are you more concerned with Christmas shopping during this Thanksgiving weekend? Or are you wishing you could be at the game instead of at Grandma’s for the weekend?