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United States women, men advance with win and draw.

WINNIPEG (Saturday, July 31, 1999) -- Both the United States men and women advanced to Pan American game medal rounds today by closing group play with victories.

The U.S. under-18 women won their group at 3-0-with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Canada (3-1), earning the top seeding.

The under-23 men (2-1-1), who knew before starting advancement had been secured, drew Uruguay 0-0.

Women

The U.S. will face Costa Rica, a team it beat 6-0 in a July 23 preliminary, in one semifinal Monday at 11 a.m at the Winnipeg Soccer.

A sold out crowd of 1,350 at Red River College watched the Americans handle Canada. They went ahead in the eighth minute when midfielder Lori Lindsey collected Jena Kluegel’s corner kick and unleashed a 23-yard left-footed blast that blew by Canada's Kathryn Clewley into the right side netting.

Marcia Wallis and Kim Patrick combined to free Catherine Reddick for a 2-0 advantage in the 44th minute. Wallis took a Patrick pass and had her eight-yards shot saved by Clewley saved. Wallis controlled the rebound and touched the ball to Reddick, who finished from six yards.

Patrick finished the scoring in the 53rd minute with a 35-yard shot into the top right to make it 3-0.

Canada's star striker Sarah Barradas entered the game with a tournament-high seven goals, but the United States defense never allowed her to enter the flow of the game. She took three shots in the game, none of them on goal. "I think that we played well in the back," U.S. coach Jay Hoffman said. "The chances they got we were able to shut down quickly."

Canada's best opportunity came in the 51st minute after a Catherine Reddick foul gave the Canadiens a free kick from 30 yards out. Canada's Randee Hermus fired a shot from the restart that went over U.S. keeper Hope Solo, but bounded off the crossbar.

United States 3, Canada 0

Line-ups: Canada: Kathryn Clewley, Roxanne Chow, Katie Lee, Kelly Haxton, Cindy Walsh, Breanna Boyd (C. Johnson 54), Anne-Marie LaPalme, Claire Rustad, Randee Hermus, Sarah Barradas, Shannon Tanaka (Sarah Dunlop 56); United States: Hope Solo, Nandi Pryce, Anna Kraus, Karyn Hall, Lori Lindsey, Becky Myers (Emily Taggert 67), Jena Kluegel (Tara Comfort 24), Kim Patrick, Marcia Wallis, Lauren Molinaro, Catherine Reddick.

Scoring:
United States - Lindsey 8;
United States - Catherine Reddick 44;
United States -Kim Patrick (Wallis) 53.

Shots: Canada 5, United States 16. Shots on goal: Canada 2, United States 11. Saves: Canada 8, United States 1. Corner kicks: Canada 2, United States 9. Offside: United States 2, Canada 1. Yellow card caution: United States - Reddick 51, Lindsey 73; Canada - none.

Referee: Maria Herrera (Mexico). Assistant referees: Owen Powell (Jamaica), Jamie Cruz. Attendance: 1,350 at Red River College in Winnipeg. Weather: Overcast, windy.

Men

Advancement to semifinals was tempered by the loss of DaMarcus Beasley whose was ejected in injury time along with Uruguay’s Jorge Reyna after the two exchanged shoves. Beasley was the only American player who had started and played in every minute of the first four U.S. games up until his red card.

Each team committed 25 fouls in the match. Uruguay received five yellow cards and had two players ejected; the U.S. had two yellow cards and one red card.

The United States will play in the first semifinal Tuesday at 8 p.m. against Mexico, Costa Rica or Canada. All three teams play their final group game Sunday.

"Now, going into the semifinals, we have a chance to show everyone we can still play," Beasley said. "Our main goal is definitely to still try to win the gold medal."

The game itself was a back and forth affair that saw neither team produce much in the way of scoring opportunities. U.S. goalkeeper Adin Brown made six routine saves for the shutout.

The U.S. was denied in the 15th minute when Pete Vagenas played a ball into the box that Michael Preis dummied and allowed Conor Casey a one-on-one with keeper Martin Gongora from an angle on the left side of the box. But Casey's shot went wide right. Sasha Victorine had an opportunity to push the U.S. ahead in the 32nd minute, but his header from a Steve Shak cross went over the crossbar. Victorine had another chance in the 49th minute when he did well to create space for himself in the box. He pulled the ball out of the air, but his shot was straight at Gongora, who totaled three saves.

United States 0, Uruguay 0

Line-ups: United States: Adin Brown, Nelson Akwari, Michael Preis (Landon Donovan 46), Evan Whitfield, Conor Casey (Taylor Twellman 63) Cory Gibbs, Peter Vagenas, Brian Winters (Carlos Bocanegra 46), Sasha Victorine, DaMarcus Beasley, Steve Shak; Uruguay: Martin Gongora, Luis Maseda (Jorge Reyna 77), M. Suhr Bone, Mauro Basualdo, Sugasti Daghero, Richar Albin, Rafael Muniz, Moran Garcia (Williams Airala 77), Larre Perez, Jorge Rodriguez, Bogliacino Hernandez.

Scoring:
none.

Shots: United States 12, Uruguay 15. Shots on goal: United States 3, Uruguay 6. Saves: United States 6, Uruguay 3. Corner kicks: United States 5, Uruguay 6. Fouls: United States 25, Uruguay 25. Offside: United States 3, Uruguay 3. Yellow card caution: United States - Casey 10, Victorine 88; Uruguay - Albin 2, Maseda 24, Bogliacino 25, Garcia 59, Bohne 88. Red card ejections: United States - Beasley 93+; Uruguay - Albin (second yellow card) 50, Reyna 93.

Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala). Assistant referees: Alejandro Cruz (Mexico), Oscar Guevara (Honduras). Attendance: Winnipeg Soccer Complex. Weather: Overcast, windy.

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