Generation adidas falls to Ajax reserves in tour opener

Generation adidas falls to Ajax reserves in tour opener

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Generation adidas falls to Ajax reserves in tour opener

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The 2011 Generation adidas team began its three-game tour of the Netherlands on Thursday morning, but not in the fashion that it would have liked.

Ajax's reserve team defeated Generation adidas, 4-2, in a 60-minute friendly in Amsterdam. The two goals for Generation adidas came from team captain and Columbus Crew midfielder Dilly Duka and New York Red Bulls forward Corey Hertzog.

Duka scored the first goal of the game on a low free kick after Danny Mwanga was fouled near the penalty area in the game's opening minutes. Hertzog found the back of the net in the second half to make it 2-2 after Omar Salgado forced a turnover and passed it to him.

Generation adidas head coach Peter Vermes trotted out a 4-4-2 in the game. Here's the starting XI:

Zac MacMath; Michael Tetteh, Zarek Valentin, Sacir Hot, Kofi Sarkodie; Amobi Okugo, Luis Gil (Corey Hertzog 44'), Kevin Alston (Matt Kassel 49'), Dilly Duka; Jack McInerney (Omar Salgado 40'), Danny Mwanga (Will Bruin 35').

Did not play: David Bingham, Conor Shanosky

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