South Korea humbled the United States 3-0 on Friday night to advance to the round of 16 in the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
The result leaves the United States (1-2) third in Group C with three points, ahead of Cameroon (1-2) on goal difference. As a result, they hold on to a slim chance of advancement pending the results of today’s other and Saturday’s final first round games.
Kim Young-gwon opened the scoring for South Korea in the 23rd minute. Kim Bo-kyung added a second in the 42nd before Koo Ja-cheol converted a penalty kick in the 75th after Ike Opara’s questionable ejection for a foul in the box. Five other U.S. players received yellow cards in the match.
KOR — Kim Young-Gwon (Moon Ki-Han) 23rd minute
KOR — Kim Bo-Kyung (Park Hee-Seong) 42
KOR — Koo Ja-Cheol (penalty kick) 75
USA: 13-Brian Perk (capt.); 4-Sheanon Williams, 2-Gale Agbossoumonde, 16-Ike Opara, 19-Jorge Flores; 8-Jared Jeffrey (6-Kyle Davies, 73), 17-Bryan Arguez (11-Mikkel Diskerud, 62), 10-Dilly Duka; 5-Danny Cruz, 7-Tony Taylor (9-Peri Marosevic, 46), 20-Brek Shea
Subs not used: 1-Sean Johnson, 18-Josh Lambo, 3-Dillon Powers, 12-Aaron Maund, 14-Gerson Mayen, 21-Michael Stephens
Head coach: Thomas Rongen
KOR: 12-Kim Seung-Gyu; 2-Oh Jae-Suk (18-Lee Seung-Yeoul, 52), 3-Kim Min-Woo, 5-Kim Young-Gwon, 6-Hong Jeong-Ho, 7-Koo Ja-Cheol (capt.), 11-Seo Jung-Jin, 14-Moon Ki-Han, 17-Yun Suk-Young, 19-Kim Bo-Kyung, 20-Park Hee-Seong
Subs Not Used: 1-Lee Bum-Young, 21-Kim Da-Sol; 4-Lim Jong-Eun, 8-Seo Yong-Duk, 9-Kim Dong-Sub, 10-Cho Young-Cheol, 13-Jeong Dong-Ho, 15-Choi Sung-Guen, 16-Jang Suk-Won
Head Coach: Hong Myung-Bo
USA — Gale Agbossoumonde (caution) 29th minute
USA — Bryan Arguez (caution) 48
USA — Ike Opara (caution) 66
USA — Ike Opara (sent off) 74
USA — Kyle Davies (caution) 76
USA — Brek Shea (caution) 78
USA — Sheanon Williams (caution) 90+4