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
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
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
CUB – Dairo Macias (ejection) 19th minute