Barrett, Wynne Lead Under-20s To 1-0 Victory Over Argentina
June 11, 2005
Four UCLA players played major roles in the United States U-20 National Team's opening round upset over Argentina in the World Youth Championships at Enschede, Netherlands. Former Bruin Chad Barrett headed in a cross from UCLA freshman Marvell Wynne to score the game's only goal in the 39th minute.
Barrett was dangerous up front, scoring the one goal and also creating a few other good scoring opportunities amidst heavy defending by Argentina. Wynne's speed and athleticism created a few chances as well as stopped Argentina attacks at the other end.
Sophomores Patrick Ianni and Benny Feilhaber joined Barrett and Wynne in the starting lineup and played 90 quality minutes. Ianni was a stabilizing force at central defense and helped the U.S. shut out a potent Argentina squad. Ianni also had a scoring chance in the first half but missed wide on a header. Feilhaber was key in shutting down Argentina star Lionel Messi and also had a good scoring chance on a long-range shot that went wide in the second half.
The U.S. had a chance to double the score in the 70th minute, but Freddy Adu's penalty kick hit the post. Argentina also had a first-half shot hit the post.
Next up for the U.S. team is Germany, which notched a 2-0 victory over Egypt. The game will take place on Tuesday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. PT and will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel.
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