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USA 8 - Barbados 0

WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 15, 2008) USSoccerPlayers -- The United States got the goals in the first leg of their home and home World Cup Qualifying series against Barbados, with Brian Ching and Clint Dempsey scoring twice and Michael Bradley, Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson and a Barbados own goal finishing out the lopsided win in Carson, California.

Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in the first minute and the US never looked troubled by an admittedly weak Barbados squad. Bob Bradley had to sub out Pablo Mastroeni for Freddy Adu in the first half due to injury, and Eddie Lewis and Eddie Johnson came on late for the United States.

“We were the better team today and we knew that our job was to go out and win decisively," Dempsey said. "The more goals that we can get the more of a cushion it gives us going to Barbados. You can never take a team too lightly and we just wanted to make sure we put ourselves in a good position for the next game. It is definitely a good feeling going into next week, and now we just have to make sure that we take care of business down in Barbados before we look forward to the next challenges.”

The US now faces Barbados next Sunday at 3pm ET on ESPN Classic in the second leg at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

-- Game Report --

Match-up: USA vs. Barbados
Date: June 15, 2008
Competition: FIFA World Cup qualifier
Venue: The Home Depot Center – Carson, California
Kickoff: 2 p.m. PT
Attendance: 11,476
Weather: Warm, sunny, 75 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 5 8
BRB 0 0 0

Scoring:
USA – Clint Dempsey (Carlos Bocanegra) 1st minute.
USA – Michael Bradley 12.
USA – Brian Ching (Pablo Mastroeni) 20.
USA – Landon Donovan (free kick) 59.
USA – Clint Dempsey 63.
USA – Eddie Johnson (Heath Pearce) 82.
USA – Own goal (Daryl Ferguson) 86.
USA – Brian Ching (Steve Cherundolo) 89.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Brad Guzan; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra, 15-Heath Pearce; 10-Landon Donovan (9-Eddie Jonson, 81), 12-Michael Bradley, 4-Pablo Mastroeni (16-Freddy Adu, 26), 17-DaMarcus Beasley; 11-Brian Ching, 8-Clint Dempsey (7-Eddie Lewis, 72)
Subs not used: 1-Matt Reis, 2-Frankie Hejduk, 13-Maurice Edu, 14-Danny Calif
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

BRB: 1-Alvin Rouse; 2-Dyson James, 3-Daryl Ferguson, 4-Greg Belle, 5-Bryan Neblett; 8-Jonathan Forte (13-Riviere Williams, 69), 10-Norman Forde (Capt.) (12-Malcolm Marshall, 72), 11-Jonathon Nurse (17-John Parris, 76), 15-Rommelle Burgess; 7-Paul Ifill, 9-Mark McCammon.
Subs not used: 16-Barry Skeete, 18-Adrian Chase
Head Coach: Eyre Sealy

Stats Summary: USA / BRB
Shots 22 / 2
Shots on goal 14 / 0
Saves 0 / 7
Corner Kicks 7 / 2
Fouls 15 / 12
Offside 5 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
BRB – Norman Forde (caution) 18th minute.
USA – Oguchi Onyewu (caution) 18.
BRB – Bryan Neblett (caution) 59.
BRB – Malcolm Marshall (caution) 79.

Officials:
Referee: Marco Antonio Rodriguez (MEX)
1st Asst.: Jose Luis Camargo (MEX)
2nd Asst.: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Fourth Official: Roberto Garcia (MEX)

Game Report Courtesy of US Soccer Communications

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