17-year old debutante Juan Agudelo became the youngest scorer for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the modern era by netting the winner in the USA’s 1-0 win at South Africa on Wednesday.
The Colombian-born New York Red Bulls striker was one of five first-timers on an experimental United States side participating in the 2010 Nelson Mandela Cup at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. He was assisted on the 85th minute goal by fellow newcomer Mikkel Diskerud.
Goal: USA — Juan Agudelo (Mikkel Diskerud) 85th minute
18-Brad Guzan (capt.);13-Eric Lichaj, 21-Clarence Goodson (22-Gale Agbossoumonde, 87), 5-Tim Ream (6-Nat Borchers, 67), 12-Jonathan Bornstein (2-Jonathan Spector, 46); 15-Logan Pause, 16-Brian Carroll; 8-Robbie Rogers (17-Juan Agudelo, 61), 11-Eddie Gaven, 7-Alejandro Bedoya (14-Mikkel Diskerud, 79); 20-Robbie Findley (9-Teal Bunbury, 46) Subs not used: 23-Dominic Cervi
Head Coach: Bob Bradley
16-Itumeleng Khune; 5-Anele Ngongca (2-Siboniso Gaxa, 79), 3-Tsepo Mansilela, 23-Morgan Gould, 21-Siyabonga Sangweni, 13-Kagisho Dikgacoi (15-Andile Jali, 60), 18-Thanduyise Khuboni (9-Matthew Pattison, 88), 10-Stephen Pienaar (capt.) (7-Daylon Claasen, 79), 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala, 19-Davide Somma (20-Sthembiso Ngcobo, 60), 17-Bernard Parker
Subs not used: 1-Moeneeb Josephs, 4-Keegan Ritchie, 12-Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 24-Kermit Erasmus, 14-Bevan Fransman, 11-Teko Modise
Head Coach: Pitso Mosimane