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U-18 Men's National Team Tops R.C. Lens Youth, 2-1

LENS, France (Thursday, June 5, 2003) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team topped a RC Lens youth team 2-1 on Thursday, June 5 at a Lens’ training facility. The U.S. got a pair of early goals from Danny Vasquez and Karbassiyoon and held on for the win.

The U.S. dominated play in the first half, with the first goal coming off a corner kick in the 12th minute. Midfielder Arturo Alvarez’s corner service found Chad Barrett, who blasted a shot off which was deflected by a defender. Vasquez collected the ball off the deflection and put it home for a 1-0 U.S. lead.

Two minutes later, the U.S. again capitalized on a corner. Karbassiyoon headed in a service from Alvarez for a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, Lens regained some control of the match, eventually scoring on a penalty kick in the 45th minute. 

- U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report -

Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. RC Lens youth
Competition: Friendly (2 x 35min.)
Location: Training Facility; Lens, France
Date: 5:00 p.m., June 5, 2003
Warm, Mostly Sunny; 80 degrees

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                             2        0          2
Paris Saint-Germain                  0        1          1

USA – Danny Vasquez   12th minute
USA – Karbassiyoon (Arturo Alvarez) 14th
Lens – n/a [penalty kick]   45th 

USA(first half) – 1-Brad Guzan, 23-Jed Zayner, 15-Patrick Phelan, 4-Paul Johnson, 20-Hunter Freeman, 7-Arturo Alvarez, 12-Will Hall, 9-Danny Vasquez, 6-Chad Barrett, 22-Marc Burch, 10-Karbassiyoon

USA(second half) – 18-Andrew Kartunen, 23-Jed Zayner (6-Chad Barrett, 51), 16-Patrick Ianni, 15-Patrick Phelan (23-Jed Zayner, 55’), 20-Hunter Freeman, 2-Isaac Collings, 5-Mike Videira, 13-Greg Dalby, 17-Nate Norman, 7-Arturo Alvarez, 11-Sergio Flores

Statistical Summary:
                         USA      Lens
Shots                  9           5
Saves                 3           5
Corner Kick       8           2
Fouls                  10         15
Offside                3            1