Bocanegra Scores For U.S. In Friendly Against The Netherlands

March 3, 2010

UCLA alumni Carlos Bocanegra (1997-99) and Jonathan Bornstein (2004-05) started for the U.S. in an international friendly against the Netherlands Wednesday afternoon in Amsterdam. Bocanegra, the U.S. team captain, scored the team's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the third-ranked team in the World.

Bocanegra's goal, his 12th all-time for the U.S., was the first goal ever scored by a U.S. player against the Netherlands. His header off a DaMarcus Beasley free kick cut the Dutch lead in half, 2-1, in the 88th minute.

Bornstein was making his ninth consecutive start for the U.S. He, along with former UCLA All-American goalkeeper Nick Rimando (1997-99), also started for the U.S. in its 2-1 win over El Salvador in Tampa, FL on Feb. 24. Bornstein captained the U.S. for the first time in his career in that game.

The U.S. will next face the Czech Republic on May 25 in East Hartford, Conn., in the first game of the 2010 Send-Off Series before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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