Wednesday, July 30

Sacha Kljestan plays in Olympic warm-up match

The United States Olympic Team played its first tune-up match for the Beijing Games today in Hong Kong, and tied the Ivory Coast 0-0. Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan played the first 45 minutes of the draw, a game in which 17 of the 18 players on the U.S. roster played.

The game was part of the ING Cup, a tournament in Hong Kong involving four teams (USA, the Netherlands, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon) that are all preparing for the Olympics.

The result, with lineups and a match recap, is available on the U.S. Soccer website by clicking here.

Next up for Team USA is a match against Cameroon on Saturday, and the team makes its Olympic debut on Aug. 7 against Japan.