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U-23s lose a heartbreaker to FC Estoril 1-0.

CHICAGO (Thursday, January 27, 2000) - The U.S. Under-23 National Team lost another heartbreaker on their tour of Portugal, this time to Portuguese First Division club FC Estoril. Starting a mix of the USA's "A" and "B" teams against the pro club's top squad, the Under-23's made wholesale substitutions at the start of the second half only to fall behind for good in the 62nd minute.

Chad McCarty
Chad McCarty
An errant Estoril shot that was headed over the endline deflected off second-half substitute Chad McCarty and past Mutiny teammate and 'keeper Andy Kirk for the lone score. The third and last game for the 23's while overseas will be played on this Sunday, January 30, against German second division club Offenbach FC. From there, the team of Olympic hopefuls is tentatively scheduled to regroup and train from Feb. 5-11 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

FC Estoril (Portugese First Division) 1, United States Men's U-23 0

Lineups: United States - Andy Kirk, Ramiro Corrales, Dan Califf (Chad McCarty 46), Brian Dunseth (captain), Evan Whitfield (Matt Chulis 46), Antonio Otero (DaMarcus Beasley 46), Brian Winters (Carlos Parra 62), Sasha Victorine (Peter Vagenas 46), Brian West (John Thorrington 46), Chris Brown (Landon Donovan 46), Chris Albright (Conor Casey 46). FC Estoril - n/a.

Scoring:
Estoril - (own goal) 62.

Shots: United States 4, Estoril 4. Saves: United States 1, Estoril 2. Corner kicks: United States 15, Estoril 9. Fouls: United States 6, Estoril 3. Offside: United States 8, Estoril 0. Yellow card cautions: United States - Chulis 85.

Referee: n/a. Assistant referees: n/a. Attendance: n/a at Lisbon, Portugal. Weather: n/a.

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