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Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Canada loses to Guatemala(CSA) -- Canada Finishes Three-Game Series Against Guatemala With A 1-0 loss. Canada's men's Under-20 team dropped a 1-0 decision to their counterparts from Guatemala Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ontario in the final game of their exhibition series. It was Canada's first loss after posting a 3-3 tie in the opening game and a 1-0 victory in the second game. After surrendering the lead, Canada had several chances to equalize in the second half with Rob Friend coming the closest in the 85th minute, only to see his effort come off the crossbar.
"It was a disappointing way to finish what has been a very positive two-week camp," said Canadian head coach Paul James. "I was impressed with Guatemala and this result is an indication that we still have work to do. We've still got some big tests ahead of us but I'm confident we will have a very good side for the CONCACAF Championships."
Canada's next competition will be against the US Under-20 squad and the US amateur Under-23 team at the US Soccer Festival in early August. The Canadians are preparing for the upcoming CONCACAF Championships which will be played in Vancouver or Victoria in late February. The top two teams from the four-team competition will advance to the FIFA World Youth Championships in Argentina in July, 2001.
Canada: Wojtek Zarzycki, Ryan Barber, Victor Oppong, Chris Pozniak, Mike Klukowski (Rob Friend, 74), Nicky Reyes, Miles O'Connor, Chris Williams (Gaspare Borselini, 70), Miguel Campos (Adrian Llewellyn, 80), Justin Thompson, Iain Hume. Head coach: Paul James