U18 MNT Rounds Out Trip to Tel Aviv with Loss to Germany
TEL AVIV (Dec. 17, 2010) -- The U.S. U-18 Men's National Team rounded out its trip to Tel Aviv with a 1-2 loss to Germany. The U.S. team led the game 1-0 after a goal from Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler opened the scoring, but Germany answered back just five minutes later and knocked in the game winner in the final two minutes of play.
In the 62nd minute, Vandemaas-Peeler collected the ball at the top of the penalty area and found himself with just one defender to beat. He touch the ball inside and took a quick shot with his left foot that curled into the upper corner of the net past German 'keeper Felix Ruml.
Just five minutes later, a misclearance from a U.S. defender fell right in front of a pressing German forward. Shawn Parker struck the ball as it was coming back down and fired a low shot that beat goalkeeper Jonathan Kempin. The final goal of the match came from a free kick. Centerback Antonio Rudiger stepped up and struck the ball from nearly 50 yards away, sending ito the upper near post past a flying Kempin.
The U.S. had opened the four-team tournament with a 3-0 loss to France on Dec. 14 and drawn 0-0 with Israel on Dec. 16.
Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. German U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: December 17, 2010
Competition: Traditional Winter Tournament
Venue: Nes Ziona Stadium, Nes Ziona, Israel
Kickoff: 11:00am IST (3:00am ET)
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
GER 0 2 2
USA – Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler 62nd minute
GER – Shawn Parker 67
GER – Antonio Rudiger 89
USA: 1-Jonathan Kempin; 3-Boyd Okwuonu, 5-Jonathan Campbell, 2-Walker Zimmerman, 7-Michael Ambrose; 19-Sean Okoli (16-Connor Hallisey, 54), 11-Will Trapp (15-Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler, 38), 17-Jordan McCrary, 6-Bryan Gallego, 13-Marcus Salandy-Defour (9-Khiry Shelton, 75); 20-Jonathan Top (8-Villyan Bijev, 64)
Subs not used: 12-Daniel Metzger, 4-Juan Pablo Ocegueda, 14-Victor Pineda, 10-Luis Rendon, 18-Andrew Wolverton
Head Coach: Mike Matkovich
GER: 12-Felix Ruml; 17-Johannes Geis, 5-Antonio Rudiger, 18-Andre Hoffmann, 3-Florian Hartherz; 16-Amin Younes, 2-Erik Zenga (6-Julian Draxler, 46), 10-Ozkan Yildirim (13-Sebastian Gartner), 8-Leonardo Bittencourt (15-Marino Muller, 46); 14-Partick Schmidt (9-Shawn Parker; 46), 11-Murat Bildirici
Subs not used: 1-Timo Horn, 12-Patrick Rakovsky, 4-Dominique Heintz, 13-Sebastian Gartner, 7-Markus Mendler
Stats Summary: USA / Germany
Shots: 3 / 20
Shots on Goal: 1 / 12
Saves: 9 / 0
Corner Kicks: 0 / 5
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 0 / 3
GER – Shawn Parker (caution) 70th minute
USA – Michael Ambrose (caution) 84
USA – Bryan Gallego (caution) 87