LISBON, Portugal (May 25, 2011) -- The U.S. U-18 Men's National Team opened it's trip to the Lisbon International Tournament with a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands. The Americans led after a first-half goal from Victor Pineda, but the Dutch were able to level the score early in the second half.
In the 38th minute, Luis Rendon went on a long run and raced toward the box from the left flank. He drew Netherlands' goalkeeper Stefan van der Lei out to defend him and then slotted the ball across for Pineda. The Chicago Fire midfielder cooly played it into the goal from about six yards out.
The Dutch goal came in the 58th minute on a counterattack. Similar to the U.S. goal, Cas Peters carried down the left side and into the penalty area. Goalkeeper Jon Kempin came out off of his line, but Peters was able to slip the ball around him and into the side netting of the far side.
In the 87th minute, the U.S. seemed to have pulled ahead following a corner kick, but the referee saw a foul in the box and waved off the goal.
The U.S. will quickly turn around to play host Portugal on Thursday, May 26, in the second match of the Lisbon Tournament and will round out play on Saturday, May 28, against Finland.
U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-18 MNT vs. Holland U-18 MNT
Date: May 25, 2011
Competition: 17th International Tournament of Lisbon
Venue: Estadio Pina Manique
Kickoff: 3:45pm (10:45am)
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
NED 0 1 1
USA – Victor Pineda (Luis Rendon) 34th minute
NED – Cas Peters 58
USA: Jon Kempin; Jack Coleman (Wil Trapp, 63), Boyd Okwuonu, Walker Zimmerman, Juan Ocegueda; Victor Pineda (Daniel Metzger, 68), William Packwood (Villyan Bijev, 84), Bryan Gallego, Alex Shinsky (Michael Ambrose, 34); Luis Gil (capt.), Luis Rendon (Jonathon Top, 63)
Subs not used: Brandon Allen, Jeff Gal, Tim Parker.
Head Coach: Mike Matkovich
NED: Stefan van der Lei; Jordy Deelen van, Fabian Sporkslede (capt.), Joey Pelupessy (Lucas Bijker, 64); Mitchell Dijks, Robert Klaassen, Torell Ondaan, Yoell van Nieff (Cas Peters, 45); Elroy Pappot (Jesper Drost, 64), Kevin Luckassen (Chris David), Fernando Lewis (Rashid Browne, 45).
Subs not used: Nigel Bertrams, Jens Jurn Streutker, Joey van de Velden.
Head Coach: Kees Zwamborn
Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 5 / 9
Shots on Goal: 2 / 4
Saves: 3 / 1
Corner Kicks: 2 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 9
Offside: 1 / 2
USA – Jonathon Kempin (caution) 89th minute
Referee: Joao Capela
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Rocha
Fourth Official: Jari Jarvinen