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U-18 Men Top PSG, 3-0, in Exhibition; Set for Croix Tournament

PARIS (Wednesday, June 4, 2003) - The Under-18 Men’s National Team, in France to participate in the Croix International Tournament this weekend, topped Paris Saint-Germain in an exhibition match at PSG's training facility on Tuesday as Arturo Alvarez scored twice in the final ten minutes, after Chad Barrett had tallied the first goal of the match in the 54th minute. 

On the opening goal, Danny Vasquez sent a cross from the right side just outside the 18 yard box to Barrett, who sent a bouncing header to the right side into the goal. On Alvarez's first goal, in the 81st minute, Sergio Flores passed from top of the 18 to Alverez on the left side. He dribbled toward the endline eluding one defender and shot low, slotting the ball inside the far post. Alvarez finished the scoring in the 89th minute with an unassisted effort, collecting a deflection near the top left of the 18 yard box, taking a few uncontested steps towards goal and shooting near post, scoring as the ball bounced off goalkeeper and into the net.

The U.S. U-18s travel to Lens to play another exhibition against RC Lens on Thursday (June 5) before starting the tournament against RE Mouscron on Saturday (June 7). The following day, the team will play its second game of the tournament against Villareal CF. All placement games will be played on June 9.

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

Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Paris Saint-Germain (85/86s)
Competition: Friendly
Location: Training Facility; Saint-Germain, France
Date: 6:00pm, June 3, 2003
Weather: Warm/Humid; 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                             0        3          3
Paris Saint-Germain                  0        0          0

USA – Chad Barrett (Danny Vasquez) 54th minute
USA – Arturo Alvarez (Sergio Flores) 81st
USA – Arturo Alvarez 89th

USA – 1-Brad Guzan (18-Andrew Kartunen, 46), 23-Jed Zayner (7-Arturo Alvarez, 75), 15-Patrick Phelan, 4-Paul Johnson (13-Greg Dalby, 46), 20-Hunter Freeman, 16-Patrick Ianni (5-Mike Videira, 46), 7-Arturo Alvarez (2-Isaac Collings, 46), 6-Chad Barrett (16-Patrick Ianni, 64), 9-Danny Vasquez (10-Karbassiyoon, 60), 10-Danny Karbassiyoon (11-Sergio Flores, 46), 22-Marc Burch (17-Nate Norman, 46)

PSG – n/a

Note: Players were allowed to reenter the match after being substituted.

Statistical Summary:
                        USA      PSG
Shots                   9 / 4
Saves                  3 / 5
Corner Kick        6 / 2
Fouls                 14 / 16
Offside                2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Patrick Ianni (caution), 73.