U.S. U-23s eliminated with loss to Ivory Coast

May 23, 2008
TOULON, France -- The U.S. U-23 men's national team dropped its second game of the Toulon International Tournament to Ivory Coast, 1-0 Friday in La Seyne, France.

The lone goal came after defender Tony Beltran fouled Nassa Niangbo in the penalty box. Djakpa, Ivory Coast's captain, stepped up and converted from the spot for the eventual game-winner.

The U.S. is in fourth place in Group B, behind Italy (six points), Ivory Coast (three points) and Turkey (three points), and ...

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