Clemson Back Scores Tying Goal For US National Team

May 25, 2001

Clemson, SC – Clemson men’s soccer player Oguchi Onyewu scored the tying goal for the US U-20 national team in their 2-1 victory over Italy Thursday. In the 60th minute, Kyle Martino flighted a ball to the back post that Onyewu headed across the face of the goal and into the far-side netting. The goal helped change the momentum of the game and just two minutes later the US took the lead for good, on a goal by Alecko Eskandarian.

Onyewu was a force in the first half for the U.S., as his ability to get forward from his right back position caused Italy early problems. The U-20 team will return to action on Saturday May 26, to face two-time defending champions, Columbia at 10 ET. Standard time. Onyewu will be a sophomore at Clemson this fall.