ALSO ON SLAM!
Saturday, June 24, 2000
Canadian under-20 soccer team ties GuatamalaLONDON, Ont. (CP) -- Canada's under-20 soccer team drew 3-3 with Guatemala on Friday in the first of a three-game series.
Ian Hume of Brampton, Ont., led the Canadians with two goals while Tam Nsaliwa of Edmonton added another.
The Canadians posted three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead only to let the Guatemalans tie the game with goals in the 75th and 85th minutes.
Both of Hume's goals came off free kicks while the third was the result of a Hume free kick.
The 17-year-old who plays for Tranmere Rovers in the English First Division also tallied twice against Inter Milan's Under-21 side in an exhibition game last week.
"It was an excellent game," said Canadian head coach Paul James. "I'm disappointed in the result as we allowed some bad goals and lost a two-goal lead but our goals were very well taken.
"Guatemala are a very strong side, they beat El Salvador 4-0 and Honduras 2-0 recently and the next two games should be exciting."