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Sunday, August 6, 2000
CSA Notes:Canada's Under-20 Squad Draws 1-1 With USA Amateur Under-23 Team Canada's Men's Under-20 team wrapped up play at the U.S. Soccer Festival in Kingston, Rhode Island with a 1-1 draw against the USA Amateur Under-23 Team Sunday afternoon. It was Canada's fourth game in six days and left the team with a record of one win, two draws and one loss.
The Americans opened the scoring in the 70th minute but the Canadians responded immediately with Julian DeGuzman netting his second goal of the tournament in as many games, less than a minute later.
"The game was a bit untidy because both teams were rather tired after what has been a very long week, " said Canadian head coach Paul James. "Under the circumstances, it was a good result. I've been very, very encouraged with the results from this tournament, because the standard was very high. We now know we can compete at the highest level and our players believe in themselves. The morale is very high and we feel very good about our prospects."
The Canadians were also playing without defender Victor Oppong (recovering from an injury suffered in Friday's 2-1 win over the U.S. Under-20 team) and midfielder Mike Klukowski.
Canada will host one of two Football Confederation qualifying tournaments from February 28 - March 4 in Vancouver, BC. Four teams will compete for two spots at the FIFA World Youth Championships to be held in Argentina in the summer of 2001.
Canada: Wojtek Zarzycki, Adam Braz, Rob Rupf (Ryan Barber, 80), Chris Pozniak, Chris Williams, Miles O'Connor, Tam Nsaliwa, Miguel Campos (Adrian Llewellyn, 46), Gaspare Borselino (Iain Hume, 46), Julian DeGuzman, Justin Thompson. Head coach: Paul James