Posted March 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
The U.S. Under-23 men's team heads to Olympic qualifying with a huge victory, 2-0 over Mexico on Wednesday night. Mix Diskerud had a goal and an assist within a two-minute span in the first half to lead the Americans in the international friendly. Diskerud's goal came in the 36th minute after he deflected a pass from Freddy Adu from outside the top left corner of the goalie's box. Adu fired a shot from outside the penalty area that brushed against the left leg of Diskerud and into the right corner of the net. Diskerud set up the Americans' first goal when he curled a corner kick from the right side that Juan Agudelo headed into the left corner of the net in the 35th minute from the top of the 6-yard box. Wednesday's friendly was a tuneup for both teams before CONCACAF Olympic qualifying starts on March 22nd. The United States will play Cuba in its first match in Nashville, Tenn., and Mexico will play Trinidad and Tobago on March 23rd in Carson, Calif. Ricardo Bocanegra almost scored on Mexico's first shot of the game when he fired a right-footed volley from outside the top of the penalty area. Bill Hamid made a diving two-handed save to his right side. Hamid only played in the first half and finished with three saves before he was replaced by Sean Johnson. Mexico forward Marco Fabian who plays for Mexican First Division team CD Chivas and has been rumored to be a target of Manchester United and FC Barcelona, did little in the match. The closest Fabian came to scoring was on a line drive shot from 35 yards that Johnson easily scooped up in the 65th minute.
PLAYERS: Freddy AduJuan Agudelo
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