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U-18 MNT Falls to Atlas 2-0 in Opening Match of Copa Chivas Tournament

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Feb. 3, 2007) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team fell to Atlas, 2-0, in their opening match of the 2007 Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The U.S. and Atlas were tied after the first half of the 70-minute match, but Atlas buried two goals in the second half to pull away for the victory.

The U.S. will next face Estudiantes de la Plata on Sunday, Feb. 4.

U-18 MNT Schedule – 2007 Copa Chivas
Date      Opponent
Feb. 3    Atlas
Feb. 4    Estudiantes de la Plata
Feb. 5    Necaxa (morning), Saprissa (evening)
Feb. 6    Santos

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Atlas
Competition: 2007 Copa Chivas Tournament
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Date: Feb. 3, 2007
Weather: Rainy, 50 degrees
**70-minute match**

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

ATL – n/a
ATL – n/a

USA: 18-Warren Gross; 4-Greg Eckhardt (Evan Raynr, 58), 2-Jalil Anibaba, 3-TJ Cyrus, 6-Colin Givens; 8-Michael Stephens, 20-Bobby Warshaw (Demitrius Omphroy, 48), 7-Jose Gonzalez, 12-Stephen McCarthy; 11-Danny Barrera (Casey Townsend, 48), 5-Peri Marosevic
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

ATL: n/a
Head Coach: n/a

Statistical Summary:
Shots 6 8
Shots on goal 2 6
Saves 4 2
Fouls 15 13
Corner Kicks 7 3
Offside 3 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Stephen McCarthy (caution) 18th minute
USA – Greg Eckhardt (caution) 34.
ATL – n/a (caution) 35.
USA – Danny Barrera (caution) 41.