Goals from the South American Championships, UNCAF Nations Cup & International Friendlies

Chile 2 – Bolivia 0 (U20 South American Championships, January 24, 2009) Two late goals from Mario Gomez were the difference for Chile.

Paraguay 2 – Uruguay 4 (U20 South American Championships, January 24, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Robin Ramirez put Paraguay in the lead on 21 minutes but Rodrigo Cabreda equalised six minutes after the break and Santiago Garcia made it 2-1 after another few minutes. Nicolas Lodeiro added another goal in the 78th minute, immediately followed by Uruguay’s fourth goal through Jonathan Urretaviscaya. Santander Ospina got a late consolation for Paraguay.


El Salvador 1 – Nicaragua 1 (UNCAF Nations Cup, January 22, 2009)

Honduras 4 – Nicaragua 1 (UNCAF Nations Cup, January 24, 2009)


United States 3 – Sweden 2 (International friendly, January 24, 2009) Sacha Kljestan opened the scoring by firing a free-kick past Swedish goalie Johan Dahlin. After Marvell Wynne was tripped inside the penalty area, Kljestan took the penalty to give the hosts a 2-0 advantage. Daniel Nannskog cut Sweden’s deficit in the 73rd minute, but Kljestan responded a minute later, taking a pass from Brian Ching and firing home with his left foot. Mikael Dahlberg added another goal for Sweden in the 89th minute, heading a cross past US keeper Troy Perkins.