Suarez earns first MNT start and Brown plays entire game in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-0 win over Wales

U.S. defender C.J. Brown, left, goes
up for a kicked ball against Wales forward
Gareth Taylor.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Former Spartan All-American Ryan Suarez was one of two players to earn their U.S. Men’s National Team cap, starting in central defense and playing 77 minutes as the team defeated Wales, 2-0, at Spartan Stadium on Monday night. Another former Spartan, C.J. Brown, started and played the entire match.

The U.S. Men’s National Team used goals from former and current San Jose Earthquakes stars to earn their first ever win at Spartan Stadium. Forward Landon Donovan converted a penalty kick in the 41st minute to give the U.S. a 1-0 halftime lead, while Chevrolet Man of the Match Eddie Lewis skipped a low shot under Wales goalkeeper Darren Ward in the 59th minute for the final margin.

The U.S. next plays fellow Confederation’s Cup participant New Zealand on Sunday, June 8 at the University of Richmond Stadium in Richmond, Va. Kickoff is set for 1:00p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2.