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U-18 MNT Defeat Japan at SBS Cup


SHIZUOKA, Japan (Aug. 14, 2007) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team defeated Japan, 1-0, in their third and final match of the SBS Cup at Ecopa Stadium in Shizuoka, Japan.

Shawn Barry scored the game-winner in the 62nd minute off a pass from Andrew Weideman. Weideman had chased down a long ball into the right corner, defeated a defender and then dropped the ball back inside the area for the streaking Barry, who buried his shot past the 'keeper.

The victory was the first for the U.S. in the SBS Cup after falling in their previous two matches.

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

Participants: USA U18 MNT vs. Japan
Competition: SBS Cup
Location: Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka Japan
Date: August 14th, 2007
Weather:  Sunny, Hot and Humid

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

USA - Barry (Weideman)              62nd minute.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Kevin Klasila, 2-Shawn Barry (14-Kaoru Forbess, 74), 3-Andreas Chronis, 4-Greg Eckhardt, 19-Erik Rengifo, 20-Howard Turk, 7-Michael Stephens, 8-Dan Kelly (13-Danny Rodriguez, half), 11-Jose Gonzalez, 15-Andrew Weideman, 10-Peri Marosevic
Subs Not Used: 1-Brian Perk, 12-Danny Barrera, 16-David MacVane
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

Japan: 18-Koki Otani, 2-Yuki Yoshida (6-Koichi Hiramatsu, 26), 4-Kenta Mukuhara, 5-Kazunari Ohno, 7-Kazuya Yamamura, 8-Takahiro Hayashi, 9-Kyohei Sugiura (15-Kai Harada, 65), 10-Koken Kato, 11-Yudai Inoue (13-Kodai Yasuda, 56), 16-Takuya Marutani (19-Kento Shiratani, half), 17-Hiroki Miyazawa
Subs not used:   1-Takuya Matsumoto
Head Coach:  Tatsuya Makiuchi

Statistical Summary:
                       USA     Japan
Shots               6            9  
Saves              4            4
Fouls              11           9
Corner Kicks  4            6
Offside             1            1

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Dan Kelly (caution)                         34th minute
USA - Howard Turk (caution)                   44.
JPN - Kazunari Ohno (caution)                59.
USA - Andreas Chronis (caution)            72.
USA - Michael Stephens (caution)          78.

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