USA were knocked out of the Men's Football Tournament Beijing 2008 following a 2:1 loss to Nigeria in Group B at Workers' Stadium in Beijing on Wednesday.
After the USA's Michael Orozco was sent off in the third minute, Nigeria took the lead in the 39th minute with a goal by Promise Isaac.
Nigeria made it 2:0 with a goal from Victor Obinna. Then, Sacha Kljestan got the Stars & Stripes on the board with a penalty kick goal in the 88th minute, but the Super Eagles held on for the victory.
Elsewhere, Dong Jin Kim scored the game-winner for Korea Republic in the 23rd minute as they defeated Honduras, 1:0, in a Group D encounter at Shanghai Stadium. Honduras was already eliminated from the tournament prior to their match against Korea Republic.
This is the first time since the 1992 Olympic Games that no CONCACAF men's team advanced out of the first round groups.
The Football Tournament continues for the CONCACAF teams with the Women's Tournament Quarterfinals as the defending gold medal winners USA face Canada at the Shanghai Stadium on 15 August.
OLYMPIC GAMES BEIJING 2008
Men's Football Tournament
13.08: Beijing; Workers' Stadium (A: 48096)
NIGERIA - USA 2:1 (1:0)
Promise ISAAC 39'; Victor OBINNA 79' - Sacha KLJESTAN 88' pen
NGA: Ambruse Vanzekin - Chibuzor Okonkwo, Dele Adeleye, Monday James, Chinedu Obuke Obasi, Sani Kaita, Victor Obinna, Promise Isaac-C (73: Victor Anichebe), Solomon Okoronkwo (68: Peter Odemwingie), Ebenezer Ajilore (85: Emmanuel Ekpo), Efe Ambrose. Booked: Vanzekin 87'
TD: Samson SIASIA
USA: Brad Guzman - Marvell Wynne, Michael Orozco, Maurice Edu, Stuart Holden (77: Charlie Davies) Danny Szetela (68: Dax McCarty), Jozy Altidore (46: Benny Feilhaber), Robbie Rogers, Michael Parkhurst, Sacha Kljestan, Brian McBride-C. Booked: Feilhaber 60', Sent offs: Orozco 3'
TD: Peter NOWAK
R: Wolfgang STARK (GER)
13.08: Shanghai Stadium (A: 34160)
KOREA REPUBLIC - HONDURAS 1:0 (1:0)
Dong Jin KIM 23'
KOR: Sung Ryong Jung - Kwang Hoon Shin, Dong Jin Kim, Min Soo Kang, Jin Kyu Kim-C, Jung Woo Kim, Chu Young Park, Chung Yong (76: Kun Hoan Kim), Sung Yueng Ki (72: Ji Hoon Baek), Seung Yong Kim (37: Young Cheol Cho), Keun Ho Lee. Booked: Yueng Ki 25', Woo Kim 86'
TD: Sung Wha PARK
HON: Obed Enamorado - Quiarol Arzu, David Molina, Samuel Caballero-C, Oscar Morales, Emil Martinez, Ramon Nunez (63: Luis Rodas), Jorge Claros, Luis Lopez, Marvin Sanchez (46: Rigoberto Padilla), David Alvarez (46: Jose Guity). Booked: none
TD: Gilberto YEARWOOD
R: Michael HESTER (NZL)
Women's Football Tournament
15.08: Shanghai Stadium (18:00)
USA - CANADA
Photo #1 - USA vs. Nigeria, from fifa.com
Photo #2 - Honduras vs. Korea Republic, by Tony Quinn