• Tuesday Aug 05, 2003

    Four CONCACAF teams compete at 2003 U.S. Soccer Festival in Houston, Texas

    The Under-20 teams of Canada, El Salvador, Honduras joined the host USA at the 2003 U.S. Soccer Festival held at Roberton Stadium in Houston, Texas from 27 July - 2 August.

    Along with the four CONCACAF teams, the men's competition also featured four regional select squads from the U.S. Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

    The first international match of the Festival took place on 27 July with Canada topping Honduras 2:1. Gorden Chin and Wynn Belotte each scored for Canada, while Henry Suazo had the only tally for Honduras.

    El Salvador dropped two consecutive 3:0 losses to the USA on 29 July and then Canada 31 July. The USA used two tallies by Ed Johnson and one by Knox Cameron in the win, while Canada had two goals by Wynn Belotte and one by David Simpson in the victory.

    The USA continued their winning ways with a 2:0 shutout of Honduras on 31 July. C.J. Klaas and Ed Johnson each scored for the host.

    Honduras snapped the losing streaking on 2 August with a 2:1 victory over El Salvador. Carlos Mejia and Henry Suazo each scored for Honduras, while Guillermo Parada had the only tally for El Salvador in the loss.

    That left a battle of the two unbeaten CONCACAF teams that was won by the USA has it defeated Canada 2:1 in the final match of the Festival on 2 August.

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