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U.S. U-18 Men Fall to Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (June 2, 2007) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team won one match and lost two at the XIII Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal to take third place. The U.S. opened their campaign against Finland, falling 3-1.

In their next match against Norway, the Americans found themselves down 2-0 in the 26th minute, but a pair of goals from Peri Merosevic evened score, and a 68th minute strike from Andrew Weideman gave the U.S. a 3-2 victory. In their final game against the hosts, the U.S. fell 4-0. Peri Marosevic led the team in the tournament with three goals, while Andrew Weideman added one, and Daniel Cruz tallied two assists.

The U.S. Under-18 team is in the midst of preparations for the PanAmerican games, which take place in Brazil in July, and the SBS Cup in Japan in August.

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

Participants: USA vs. Portugal
Competition: XIII Lisbon International Tournament.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: June 2, 2007
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees

Scoring Summary
                   1   2    F
USA           0   0    0               
Portugal    1   3    4

POR – Vitor (Lima)  6th min.
POR – Carvalhas   56.
POR – Matias (Ferandes) 78.
POR – Amaral   88.

USA: 1-Brian Perk (18 Brandon Bumpas, 75), 19-Shawn Barry, 7-Blair Gaven, (20 Ryan Finley, 78) 3-Greg Eckhardt, 15 Daniel Kelly  6-Daniel Cruz (21- Brian Ownby, 61), 8-Danny Barrera, 14-Matt Kassel (17-Andrew Weideman, 65), 11-Ian Kalis, 10-Peri Marosevic, 13-Daniel Rodriguez (12 Hunter Jumper, 79)
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

POR: 1-Ricardo Neves, 4-Miguel Vitor,  8-Romeu Ribeiro (16 Carlos Amaral, 68), 10-Marco Matias, 11-Rabiola, 18-Cristiano Araujo (3 Andre Pinto, 39), 13-Andre Santos, 2-Valter Fernandes, 7-Andre Carvalhas, 5-Ruben Lima (14 Alexandra Sa, 68), 15-Fabio Faria 

Statistical Summary:
                             USA  POR
Shots:                  6       10
Shots on Goal:   2        8
Saves:                 4        2
Corner kicks:     4        4
Fouls:                 16     15
Offsides:            2         2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Kalis  caution  62nd
POR – Rabiola  caution 74.
USA – Barrera  ejection 76.
USA – Gaven  caution 87.