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U.S. Under-20 MNT Falls to Hosts in Campos Verde International Tournament in Portugal


BEJA, Portugal (April 18, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team fell to host Portugal in their final match of the Campos Verdes International Tournament. The U.S. finishes the tournament with a 1-2 record and in third place.

Fabio Paim scored in the seventh minute to give Portugal an early lead, and the U.S. would stay within one until the second half. Three second half goals lifted the tournament hosts to a 4-0 victory.

Thomas Rongen's squad will next travel to England in May.


U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Portugal U-20 MNT
Competition: Campos Verde International Tournament
Location: Beja, Portugal
Date: April 18, 2008
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:

          1     2     Final
USA   0    0     0
POR  1     3     4

POR -   Paim                 7th minute
POR - . Monterio           51.
POR -   Pedro                57.
POR -   Aurelio               64.

Lineups:
USA: 1-Bill Hamid, 2-Victor Cortez, 4-Gale Agbossmounde, 17-Tommy Meyer(15-Daniel Wenzel, 65), 10-Jorge Flores, 21-Mikkel Diskerud(8-Alex Nimo, half), 5-Alfredo Morales, 12-Bryan Arguez(C), 6-Brek Shea(Abdusalam Ibrahim, 65), 11-Vincenzo Bernardo(13-Ellis McLoughlin, half), 9-Peri Marosevic(16-Brendan King, 72)

Subs Not Used: 18-Zac MacMath, 14-Andrew Wenger 19-Gerson Mayen, 20-Jared Jeffrey

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

POR: 12-Pedro Trigueira, 3-Bura(13-Luis Neto, 74), 4-Daniel Carrico(C), 15-Tiago Pinto, 6-Joao Martins, 8-Ivan Santos, 10-Rui Pedro(20-Ruben Saldanha, 77), 18-Joao Goncalves, 7-Fabio Paim(16-Joao Aurelio, half), 11-Orlando Sa(19-Yazalde, 69), 17-Jorge Monteiro

Subs Not Used: 1-Marco Pinto, 2-Luis Portela, 5-Carlos Alves, 9-Candeias, 14-Vitor Lobo

Head Coach: Antonio Violante


Statistical Summary:

         USA / POR
Shots 3 / 13
Saves 4 / 2
Fouls 12 / 12
Corner Kicks 3 / 8
Offside 1 / 1


Misconduct Summary:
USA - Alfredo Morales (caution)    2nd minute
USA - Jorge Flores (caution)         38.
POR - Martins (caution)                  39.
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