U.S. Under-20 MNT Finish Third at Northern Ireland Milk Cup
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team finished third at the 2008 Milk Cup with a 2-0 victory against Belgium this evening at Riada Stadium in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.
Aug. 2, 2008
The U.S. got goals from Peri Marosevic and Casey Townsend, both in the second half, on a sunny day in Northern Ireland.
Marosevic put the U.S. in the lead in the 56th minute when he finished a penalty kick. Townsend put the game away a little less than 20 minutes later by capitalizing on a mistake by a Belgium defender who lost control of a long punt from the U.S. goalkeeper, allowing Townsend to steal the ball and finish.
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report
Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Belgium U-20 MNT
Competition: Milk Cup
Location: Riada Stadium, Ballymoney
Date: August 1, 2008
Weather: Warm & Sunny
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 2 2
Belgium 0 0 0
USA - Marosevic (penalty kick) 56th minute
USA - Townsend 74.
USA: 18-Brian Perk, 14-Anthony Wallace, 5-Zarek Valentin, 2-Kyle Davies, 6-Sheanon Williams(4-Ike Opara, 84), 12-Brek Shea(17-Amobi Okugo, 63), 15-Mike Green(9-Peri Marosevic, 52), 8-Danny Cruz, 16-Kirk Urso, 3-Richard Balchan(10-Vincenzo Bernardo, 52), 13-Casey Townsend(7-Brandon Manzonelli, 74)
Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo, 11-Jorge Flores
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
Belgium: 2-Dimitri Daeseleire, 4-Maxim Geurden, 5-Nick Simons, 6-Sebastien Phiri(8-Thomas Hovine, 73), 9-Christian Benteke Liolo, 11-Guillaum Francois(7-Tcho Tcho Nzuzi, 73), 12-Jo Coppens, 14-Steve Otte(10-Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo, half), 15-Niels Ringoot, 16-Cedric Ciza, 18-Richard D. Maciel Sousa Campos(17-Kerem Zevine, half)
Subs Not Used: 1-Stefan Deloose, 3-Koen Hustinx, 13-Rudy NgomboMansoni
Head Coach: N/A
Shots 11 6
Saves 3 4
Fouls 13 10
Corner Kicks 4 0
Offside 0 6