Countians boost U.S. soccer team


Two Columbia players helped the U.S. under-20 men's national soccer team score an opening-round victory in qualifying play leading to the under-20 World Cup.

The U.S. team defeated Bermuda in British Columbia, 5-0. Fullback Clint Peay (Oakland Mills), a freshman at the University of Virginia, played the entire game.

Hamisi Amani-Dove, a Wilde Lake High School senior, played about 15 minutes at forward and scored a goal.

The U.S. team was scheduled to play Trinidad yesterday and will play Costa Rica tomorrow. The finals of the qualifying round will be May 10, 12 and 14.

The top two teams in the 12-team North and Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation tourney play in the under-20 World Cup in Australia in August.

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