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Brek Shea and U.S. U23s run over Cuba

FCD midfielder Brek Shea had an assist and generally created havoc as the U.S. U23s ran roughshod over Cuba to the tune of a 6-0 scoreline in Olympic qualfying. Joe Corona had a hat trick for the U.S.

Shea had an assist on the second goal of the game, combining with Juan Agudelo. Shea later had a cross played into the Cuba net by Arturo Diz Pe. Aguedelo and Shea seem to be forming a real sense of chemistry as the two did some nice work on the night.

Canada and El Salvador tied 0-0 in the first Group A match of the evening. U.S. U23s will continue Group A play against Canada on March 24 at LP Field at 6 p.m. CT.

Match : U-23 Men’s National Team vs. Cuba

Date: March 22, 2012

Competition: 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying

Venue: LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.

Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT

Attendance: 4,269

Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy

USA – Joe Corona 11th minute

USA - Juan Agudelo (Brek Shea) 37

USA - Joe Corona (Mix Diskerud) 40

USA - Arturo Diz Pe (Own Goal) 43

USA - Freddy Adu (Ike Opara) 62

USA - Joe Corona (Mix Diskerud) 88

Lineups:

USA : 1-Bill Hamid; 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 2-Ike Opara, 4-Perry Kitchen, 5-Zarek Valentin; 6-Jared Jeffrey (16-Amobi Okugo, 64), 8-Mix Diskerud, 10-Joe Corona; 7-Freddy Adu (capt.), 9-Juan Agudelo (12-Teal Bunbury, 46), 11-Brek Shea (14-Joe Gyau, 57)

Subs not used: 13-Jorge Villafana, 15-Terrence Boyd, 17-Tony Taylor, 18-Sean Johnson, 19-Sheanon Williams, 20-Michael Stephens

Head Coach: Caleb Porter

CUB : 1-Odisnel Cooper, 2-Yoisel Salazar, 4-Dairo Macias, 5-Renay Malblanche, 6-Osay Martinez, 8-Jorge Farinas (15-Arturo Diz Pe, 24), 10-Maikel Chang, 13-Carlos Domingo Francisco (capt.), 14-Aricheell Hernandez (7-Ricardo Pena, 68), 16-Heviel Cordoves, 17-Dayron Blanco

Subs not used: 3-Yosmel De Armas, 9-Felix Guerra, 11-Daniel Saez, 12-Julio Pichardo, 18-Maykel Reyes

Head coach: Raul Triana Gonzalez

Misconduct Summary:

CUB – Dairo Macias (ejection) 19th minute