Feb. 27, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - Golden Bears collided when the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team tied the FC Dallas Reserves, 2-2, in an exhibition match on Feb. 26 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. California freshmen Seth Casiple and Christian Dean started for the U-20s, while former Bear Andrew Wiedeman started and set up the tying goal for the Major League Soccer club's reserve squad.
Dean played the full 90 minutes - the game ended in regulation - and Casiple played the first 77 minutes of the draw for the U.S. U-20 MNT. Wiedeman also played a complete game and assisted on Ruben Luna's tying goal in the 83rd minute.
The U.S. U-20 MNT, which is training in Clermont, Fla., through Thursday, March 1, will next play the reserves of the Montreal Impact, another MLS team, in a friendly on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Wide World of Sports Complex.
FC Dallas is in Orlando to play in the Pro Soccer Classic, which concludes on March 3, at the Wide World of Sports Complex. The club next plays Orlando City Soccer at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 28.