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U.S. U-18 MNT Drops Second Match of Copa del Atlantico 1-0 to Argentina U-20 National Team

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (Feb. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team suffered a second consecutive 1-0 loss at the Copa del Atlantico, falling to the Argentina U-20 National Team less than 24 hours after dropping a late decision to the Spain U-18 National Team.

Similar to its game against Spain, the USA matched Argentina on the field and the stats sheet firing five of eight shots on goal compared to Argentina putting four of its nine shots on target.

MLS Academy products JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes) and Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City) are two of only five players to play the full 90 minutes in each of the USA’s two tournament matches. The remaining three also have U.S. Soccer Development Academy ties, with Shaquell Moore (IMG Academy) and Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder) currently registered with Academies and team captain Rubio Rubin a former Academy product.

The U.S. wraps up tournament play on Friday when it meets the Canary Islands U-18 national team, which lost 3-0 to Spain in Wednesday’s other match.

- U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Argentina U-20 Men’s National Team
February 5, 2014
2014 Copa del Atlantico
“Alfonso Silva” Field, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
5:00 p.m. WET
65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
ARG                         0 1 1
USA                          0 0 0

ARG Rodrigo Contreras 66 minute

1-JT Marcinkowski; 8-Shaquell Moore, 16-Erik Palmer-Brown, 6-Tommy Redding, 15-Tyler Turner, 20-Ben Swanson, 3-Jackson Yueill (9-Omar Castro, 61), 13-Mukwelle Akale, 4-Ahinga Selemani (24-Sebastian Saucedo, 61), 7-Rubio Rubin (capt.), 2-Alan Winn (17-Dembakwi Yomba, 61)
Subs Not Used: 12-Christian Herrera, 5-Emerson Hyndman, 14-Chase Gasper, 19-Andrija Novakovich

Head Coach: Javier Perez

ARG: 12-Augusto Batalla; 4-Nicolas Tripichio, 19-German Ferreyra, 6-Rodrigo Moreira, 11-Joaquin Ibanez, 14-Lucio Compagnucci, 17-Matias Sanchez, 10-Tomas Martinez (3-Enrique Sanchez, 70), 8-Pablo Carreras (5-Emiliano Aguero, 46), 18-Giovanni Simeone (16-Maximiliano Rolon, 61), 7-Juan Cruz Kaprof (9-Rodrigo Contreras, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Jose Devecchi, 15-Lucas Bareiro, 20-Wilson Gomez
Head Coach: Humberto Grondona

Stats Summary: USA / ARG
Shots: 8 / 9
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 /4
Fouls: 11 / 21
Offside: 2 /5

Misconduct Summary:
Tyler Turner Caution 64 minute
Matias Sanchez Caution 70
Emiliano Aguero Caution 72
Lucio Compagnucci Caution 79
Augusto Batalla Caution 90+2