Bruins Play Key Roles In U.S. U-20 Victories
Dec. 21, 2004
UCLA soccer players Chad Barrett, Benny Feilhaber, Patrick Ianni, Kiel McClung and Marvell Wynne played key roles in the U.S. Under-20 National Team's 4-0 showing at the team's final training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
On Monday, the U.S. defeated Canada, 1-0, and the California All-Stars, a group of local college or former college players, 4-1. Ianni and Feilhaber started against Canada, and Barrett and Wynne came in as substitutes to start the second half. The defense, led by Ianni, held Canada to just six shots in the game, only one on goal. McClung started in the game against the All-Stars.
The U.S. picked up one-goal wins on Saturday, defeating Canada, 1-0, behind a Barrett sixth-minute goal, and downing Necaxa, 2-1. Barrett, Wynne and Feilhaber started against Canada, with Feilhaber picking up his first career international cap, and McClung came in the start of the second half. Ianni started against Necaxa.
Former UCLA head coach and current U.S. U-20 Head Coach Sigi Schmid will soon select his final roster to compete in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Qualifying Tournament, which will also be held at The Home Depot Center from Jan. 12-16. The U.S. will be attempting to qualify for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, which takes place in Holland from June 10-July 2. Schmid, who took over as head coach in late October, is undefeated during his reign, with his teams going 6-0 overall and 4-0 in international games.