U.S. Men's Soccer Team Drops 4-2 Decision To Bolivia At Pan Am Games

July 18, 2007

(Folk Q&A with U.S. Soccer)

UCLA soccer standouts Greg Folk, Chance Myers and Michael Stephens earned starting nods for the second consecutive game as the U.S. faced Bolivia in the second Group B game for both teams at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

U.S. striker Omar Gonzalez scored two goals in the first half, but Bolivia answered in the second half with a pair of goals from Gustavo Pinedo, in the 47th and 81st minutes to open and close Bolivia's second-half four-goal output.

All three Bruin players played all 90 minutes. Stephens and U.S. captain Folk each had a shot on goal.

The U.S. now has three points through two games and sits in third place in the group. Bolivia and Mexico are tied for first with four points. The top two teams from each group, plus the best third-place team, will advance to the Pan American semifinals.

The Americans will face Mexico on Saturday, July 21 at 6 a.m. PT in Rio de Janeiro. The game will be televised live on ESPN Deportes.

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