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U.S. U-18 MNT Falls to Turkey 3-1

LIMOGES, France (Oct. 31, 2007) -- Turkey got on the board early, and held on to beat the U.S. Under018 Men's National Team, 3-1, in the Limoges Tournament in France.

A seventh-minute breakaway put Turkey ahead, and with the U.S. pushing forward throughout the game, Shane Cooke finally evened the score in the 78th minute. Chris Agorsor played a through ball to the onrushing Cooke, who slotted the ball home.

Just three minutes later, despite being down a player. Turkey converted a quickly-taken free kick from just outside the box to regain the lead. In stoppage time, another Turkish free kick from outside the box made the final score 3-1.

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

Participants: USA U18 MNT vs. Turkey
Competition: Limoges Tournament
Location: St. Lazare Stadium, Limoges, France
Date: October, 31th, 2007
Weather: Cold/Sunny, Late afternoon

Scoring Summary:
                1 2 F
USA        0 1 1
TUR       1 2 3

TUR         #9                       7th  minute
USA         Shane Cooke   78.
TUR         #7                       81.
TUR        #18                     93.

USA: 18-Zac MacMath, 7-Jared Jeffrey, 6-Daniel Wenzel, 15-Dane Shea(20-Omar Elmasri, 46), 8-Shane Cooke (16-Brandon Zimmerman, 78), 14-Nick Millington , 10-Bryan Dominguez, 19-Alex Nimo(11-Mario Ledezma, 46), 12-Chris Agorsor, 9-Chris Hegngi (3-Mykell Bates, 64), 17-Greg Garza

Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo, 4-Sheanon Wiiams, 21-Billy Schuler

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Turkey: N/A

Subs not used:

Head Coach:

Statistical Summary:
             USA / TUR
Shots 5 / 12
Saves 5 / 3
Fouls 19 / 19
Corner Kicks 7 / 3
Offside 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:

TUR     #7 (caution)                      11th minute
TUR     #4 (ejection)                     16.
USA      Alex Nimo (caution)        24.
TUR     #8 (caution)                      35.
TUR     #9 (caution)                       40.
USA     Omar Elmasri (caution)  49.
USA     Daniel Wenzel (caution)  57.
TUR    #10 (caution)                      87.
TUR    #12 (caution)                      87.