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U.S. U-18 MNT Plays Slovakia to Scoreless Draw in Lisbon


LISBON, Portugal (May 24, 2012) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team played Slovakia to a scoreless draw in the team’s second game at the Lisbon International Tournament in Portugal.

The U.S. dominated the match, outshooting Slovakia 15-5, with seven shots on frame to Slovakia’s two. Despite playing against players an age-group older, the U.S. team has dictated the pace of its first two matches.

Next up for the U.S. is the final group match against host Portugal on Saturday, May 26. Portugal won its first two games 2-1 against Slovakia and 1-0 against Poland.

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

Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Slovakia U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: May 24, 2012
Competition: Lisbon International Tournament
Venue: Estadio Nacional; Lisbon, Portugal
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. local (9:30 a.m. ET)
Attendance: 50
Weather: 80 degrees; sunny with a light breeze

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

Lineups:
USA: 1-Zackary Steffen, 3-Jordan Allen , 5-Trevor Haberkorn, 4-Michael Amick Defender, 6-Mobi Fehr; 16-Marco Delgado, 7-Kellyn Acosta, 10-Alejandro Guido (8-Matthew Dunn, 46), 11-Esteban Rodriguez (14-Jack McBean, 46), 9-Ben Spencer, 20- Dillon Serna
Subs not used: 18-Ethan Horvath, 2-Jalen Markey, 12-Stefanos Stamoulacatos, 13-Malcom Harris, 15-Russell Canouse, 17- Andrew Oliver, 19-Zach Pfeffer
Head Coach: Javier Perez
Assistant Coach: Christopher Brewer
Goalkeeper Coach: Guillermo Valencia

SVK: 12- Vozar, 3- Ciernek, 4- Molnar, 5-Ninaj, 7- Mihalik (11-Smehyl, 46), 8-Lobotka (9-Brigant, 46), 10-Rusnak (6- Ziska, 89), 13- Steinhubel (18- Huk, 24), 14- Danko (2-Mazan, 65), 15-Fasko (17- Mego, 46), 19-Pinter
Subs not used: 1- Breda Goalkeeper, 22-Holec Goalkeeper, 16- Marcin Substitute
Head Coach: Peter Gergely
Assistant Coach: Jozef Majoros

Stats Summary: USA / Slovakia
Shots: 15 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7 / 2
Saves: 2 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 9 / 10
Offside: 3 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
SVK- Molnar (caution)         24th minute
SVK- Molnar (caution)         62
SVK- Molnar (sent off)         62
SVK- Smehyl (caution)        69
USA- Haberkorn (caution)   70
SVK- Vozar (caution)          92

Officials:
Referee: Joao Capela (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jose Figueirado (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Pereira (POR)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubil (POL)

 

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