USA Vs. South Africa: Mikkel Diskerud Assists Juan Agudelo In Debut; U.S. Leads 1-0

Mikkel Diskerud has made quite a impression in his debut.

The Norwegian American needed just about five minutes to get his first point, feeding fellow American debutante Juan Agudelo to give the United States a 1-0 lead over South Africa.

Diskerud was able to win a ball inside the penalty area, made a nice touch to Agudelo who was cutting in. Agudelo controlled the ball off his thigh just outside the six-yard box and beat the South African keeper with a shot off the outside of his foot that ricocheted off the crossbar and in.

It was an impressive show of skill from both players, neither of whom are older than 20.

Diskerud and Agudelo are just two of the five players who have made their U.S. debuts today.

Gale Agbossoumonde, 19, also made his debut in the 88th minute, coming on for Clarence Goodson. Tim Ream started in his first game and Teal Bunbury was a halftime subsitution.

All of them except Ream are eligible to play for other national teams, but have apparently chosen to cast their lots with the United States.

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