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U-18 MNT Finish Fourth at Slovakia Cup


ZLATE MORAVCE, Slovakia (April 28, 2006) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team finished fourth at the 2006 Slovakia Cup after a 2-0 loss to Poland this afternoon in the third place match in Zlate Moravce, Slovakia.

The U.S. went down a man in the 20th minute when Perica Marosevic received his second red card of the tournament and never recovered as Poland compiled a 22-8 shot advantage.

Poland took the lead in the 37th minute when U.S. goalkeeper Joe Bendik did well to come off his line in attempt to clear a through ball, but the rebound fell directly to Straporski Mateusz and he slotted it home.

The U.S. had a few attempts on goal, but only forced Poland's 'keeper into one save on the day.

Poland put the game away five minutes from time when Grosickis Kamil unleashed  a low 18-yard drive that got past Bendik and snuck into the corner.

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Match Report

Participants:     U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Poland
Competition:     Slovakia Cup 2006
Location:    Zlate Moravce, Slovakia
Date:    April 28, 2006
Weather:    Cool, 65 degrees

Scoring Summary:   
              1st    2nd    Final
USA        0       0          0
POL        1       1          2

POL – Staporski Mateusz              37th minute
POL – Grosickis Kamil                   85.            

Lineups:
USA: 18-Joe Bendik; 3-Doug Ferner (2-Cam Lamming, 46 ; 15-Dan Kelly, 64), 6-Colin Givens, 16-Kyle Davies, 12-Kemo Djedovic (5-Blair Givens, 46); 8-Jose Gonzales (14-Michael Stephens, 46), 4-Greg Eckhardt, 10-Kaoru Forbess (13-Jonathon Villanueva, 46), 11-Edgar Barajas; 17-Eber Martinez (7-Casey Townsend, 46), 9-Perica Marosevic.

POL: 18-Mikolajczak Radoslaw, 3-Urbaniak Konrad, 4-Augustyn Blazej, 5-Muller Tobiasz, 6-Piesio Grzegorz (2-Uszalewski Lukasz, 59), 9-Tatara Kacper, 12-Struski Mateusz, 13-Lawkiel Barlomiej, 14-Staporski Mateusz (16-Grosickis Kamil, 46), 15-Kubowicz Dawid, 17-Malecki Patryk.

Statistical Summary:
                              USA    POL
Shots                       8       22
Saves                      8        1
Fouls                       8        8
Corner Kicks          1        4
Offside                    3        3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Perica Marosevic (sent off)        20th minute

Slovakia Cup 2006 Standings/Results

Friday, April 28
FINAL - Czech Republic 0, Slovakia 0 (Czech win 4-3 in shootout)
THIRD PLACE - Poland 2, USA 0

Group A
Teams GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Slovakia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 7
USA 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
Malta
3
1
2
0
2
4
-2
3
Hungary
3
0 2 1
4
5
-1 2

Monday, April 24
USA 2, Hungary 2
Slovakia 1, Malta 0

Tuesday, April 25
USA 3, Malta 1
Slovakia 2, Hungary 2

Thursday, April 27
Slovakia 2, USA 1
Malta 1, Hungary 0

Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Czech Republic 3
2
0 1 5
1 +4 7
Poland
3
2
1
0
3
2
+1 6
Ukraine
3
1 1 1
3
2 +1
4
Belgium 3
0 3
0 0 6
-6 0

Monday, April 24

Czech Republic 2, Poland 0
Ukraine 2, Belgium 0

Tuesday, April 25
Czech Republic 1, Ukraine 1
Poland 2, Belgium 0

Thursday, April 27
Czech Republic 2, Belgium 0
Poland 1, Ukraine 0

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