Agudelo scores on debut to give US 1-0 victory

Teenage substitute Juan Agudelo scored on his debut Wednesday to

give the United States a 1-0 win over South Africa in a friendly on


Agudelo, who turns 18 next Tuesday, scored in the 85th minute

after coming on as a substitute midway through the second half.

Agudelo passed to fellow newcomer Mikkel Diskerud, who

maintained control despite being smothered by three defenders and

played the ball back to Agudelo. He took one touch and banged the

ball in off the crossbar from 7 yards out.

The teenager made his first two starts for the New York Red

Bulls in the MLS playoffs against San Jose because of a knee injury

to Thierry Henry.