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Under-18 Mens National Team Draw with Hosts Portugal

CHICAGO (May 23, 2013) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team remained in first place of its group with a 1-1 draw with host nation Portugal at the 19th annual Lisbon International Tournament.


Romain Gall continued his hot streak as he gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead on a powerful free kick from 23 yards out in the 48th minute. Portugal would find the equalizer two minutes later on a curling shot 23 yards out from the left side that beat the U.S. defense and found its way into the upper right hand corner.


The U.S. U-18s will next play Hungary in another group match on Saturday, May 25.

Match Report
Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Portugal U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: May 23, 2013
Competition: 19th Lisbon International Tournament
Venue: Parq. Desp. Mun. Eng. Ministro Santos, Mafra
Kickoff: 6 p.m. UTC
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny


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


USA     Romain Gall      48th minute
POR     Ivo Rodrigues   50


USA: 1-Zack Steffen; 4-Jordan Allen, 2-Trevor Haberkorn, 5-Matthew Miazga, 6-John Requejo Jr., 20-Russell Canouse, 7-Marco Delgado (capt.), 24-Romain Gall (8-Piakai Henkel, 83), 13-Paul Arriola, 11-Rubio Rubin (15-Benji Lopez, 90), 10-Amando Moreno (14-Brian Iloski, 83)
Subs Not Used: 9-Jacori Hayes, 12-Ethan Horvath, 16-Kosta Koukladas, 17-Omar Thompson, 18-Jalen Markey
Head Coach: Javier Perez

POR: 1-Palha; 3-Joao Nunes, 4-Ricardo Tavares (capt.), 13-Ruben Ribeiro, 14-Alex Alfaiate, 15-Joao Palhinha, 16-Helinho (8-Francisco Ramos, 60), 20-Raphael Guzzo (19-Daniel Podence, 84), 7-Ivo Rodrigues (17-Nuno Santos, 72), 9-Andre Silva, 18-Gelson (11-Cristian, 60)
Subs Not Used: 2-Mauro Riquicho, 5-Rafael, 6-Francisco Geraldes, 10-Filipe Nascimento, 12-Tiago Sa
Head Coach: Helio Sousa


Stats Summary: USA / POR                 
Shots: 5 / 13
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 7 / 2
Fouls: 26 / 10
Offside:  2 / 1


Misconduct Summary:
POR – Gelson (Caution)                         18
USA – Russell Canouse (Caution)           54
POR – Ricardo Tavares (Caution)           64


Referee: Adam Farkas (HUN)                
Assistant Referee: Pedro Garcia (POR) 
Assistant Referee: Nuno Vicente (POR) 
4th Official: Pavel Orel (CZE)