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Originally published July 15, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified July 15, 2007 at 2:05 AM

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Austria bumps U.S. from U-20 World Cup

The United States was eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Austria in extra time in the quarterfinal round Saturday...

TORONTO — The United States was eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Austria in extra time in the quarterfinal round Saturday.

Erwin Hoffer scored the go-ahead goal in the 105th minute, two minutes after he entered the match.

Jozy Altidore of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer put the United States ahead in the 15th minute with his fourth goal of the tournament, scoring on a glancing downward header on an Anthony Wallace assist.

Rubin Okotie tied the score for the Austrians in the 43rd minute, beating a defender to get the rebound of Sebastian Proedl's shot and putting the ball past goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

"They're a hard team to play against," U.S. coach Thomas Rongen said of the Austrians. "They converted two of their four opportunities and we converted one out of five, maybe. That's the story, really, of this game."

The United States finished a man short after Wallace was ejected in the 104th minute for getting his second yellow card of the match.

The ball bounced to Hoffer off the subsequent free kick, and he connected from the near post for his third goal of the tournament.

"We are bitterly disappointed, but at the end of the day there are more positive stories to me for this team than negative ones," Rongen said.

U.S. women triumph

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Carli Lloyd scored on a diving header in the 66th minute to lift the U.S. women's team to a 1-0 win over Norway in an exhibition match.

Kristine Lilly had the assist off a corner kick, leading Lloyd perfectly in front of a crowd of players facing the goal.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, a former Washington Huskies standout from Richland, made one save and posted her 24th career shutout.


The win extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 43 matches, a U.S. record.


• In Major League Soccer matches, FC Dallas and host D.C. United played to a 3-3 draw; New England beat New York 1-0; Kansas City downed Real Salt Lake 1-0; and CD Chivas USA defeated Columbus 2-1.

• Mexico beat Uruguay 3-1 in the Copa America third-place match in Caracas, Venezuela.

Brazil faces Argentina in today's title match in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

• Chelsea of the English Premier League beat Mexico's Club America 2-1 in an exhibition match before 47,329 in Stanford, Calif. John Terry scored the winner in the 84th minute.

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