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U.S. Youth National Teams Update: May 28-June 2


Headlines (May 27-June 2):

  • UNDER-19 WOMEN TAKE FIRST PLACE IN USYS CUP IN TEXAS
  • U-18 MEN SET FOR THE CROIX INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE THIS WEEK
  • UNDER-17 MEN TIE ARGENTINA, FACE POLAND ON WEDNESDAY IN KOREA TOURNEY
  • U.S. UNDER-16 GIRLS WIN ALL THREE GAMES AT TEXAS SHOOTOUT

    UNDER-19 WOMEN TAKE FIRST PLACE IN USYS CUP IN TEXAS: The U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team took first place in the USYS Cup this past weekend in Spring, Texas, beating Japan 2-0 in the final. In the first game, the U.S. toppled Canada (U-19) 6-1 as Bristyn Davis lead the way with four goals. The U.S. got on the board right from the get-go as Megan Rapinoe scored in the 1st minute off a pass from Stephanie Lopez. Kerri Hanks notched an assist and a goal in the second half. In the second game, Hanks got a hat trick as the U.S. grabbed a 4-1 win over the USYS All-Stars. Davis scored the final goal in the 80th minute off a pass from Jen Buzckowski. Against Japan in the final, the U.S. got two goals from Angie Woznuk and Carrie Schmidt in the first half and held on for the win.
    U.S. Under-19 WNT Results
    Date: Opponent (Result, U.S. Goal Scorers)
    May 27: Canada (6-1 W, Davis (4), Rapinoe, Hanks)
    May 29: USYS All-Stars (4-1 W, Hanks (3) Davis)
    May 31: Japan (2-0 W, Schmidt, Woznuk)

    U-18 MEN SET FOR THE CROIX INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN FRANCE THIS WEEK: The Under-18 Men’s National Team arrived in France yesterday to participate in the Croix International Tournament this weekend from June 7-9. The team will first play an exhibition match against Paris Saint-Germain tomorrow (June 3) and then 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. Head coach George Glenovatch will be taking a 18-man roster with him for the tournament, which is listed below (with hometowns in parentheses):
    Goalkeepers (2): Andrew Kartunen (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), Brad Guzman (Lockport, Ill.);
    Defenders (4): Greg Dalby (Poway, Calif.), Hunter Freeman (Allen, Texas), Patrick Phelan (Enfield, Conn.), Jed Zayner (Orland Park, Ill.);
    Midfielders (5): Issac Collings (Oriskany, N.Y.), William Hall (Shirley, N.Y.), Patrick Ianni (Lodi, Calif.), Danny Vasquez (Miami, Fla.), Mike Videira (Milford, Mass.);
    Forwards (7): Arturo Alvarez (Houston, Texas), Chad Barrett (Beaverton, Ore.), Marc Burch (Cincinnati, Ohio), Paul Johnson (Princeton, N.J.), Danny Karbassiyoon (Roanoke, Va.), Nate Norman (Rochester, Minn.)
    U.S. Under-18 MNT Schedule
    Date: Opponent
    June 3: Paris Saint-Germain
    June 5: RC Lens
    June 7: RE Mouscron
    June 8: Villareal CF
    June 9: [Placement Match]

    UNDER-17 MEN TIE ARGENTINA, FACE POLAND ON WEDNESDAY IN KOREA TOURNEY: The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team fell to host South Korea 3-0 in its first game, but nabbed one point when it drew with Argentina 2-2 on Monday night. The U.S. will play its final game of the tournament against Poland on Wednesday (June 4). After going into halftime tied 0-0 against the host, the U.S. defense struggled to contain Korea’s explosive offense and conceded three goals in the second half. In the second game against Argentina, the U.S. had more success, but had to come from behind twice. The U.S. got its first equalizing goal when Corey Ashe followed up an Eddie Gaven shot that ricocheted off the post in the 38th minute. After Argentina took the lead again, Guillermo Gonzalez tied it up by burying a penalty kick, which was awarded after Freddy Adu was taken down in the box in the 72nd minute. The Korean Football Association put together the tournament to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. The KFA invited all three teams from Group D at the 2002 World Cup, which included Poland, Portugal and the U.S. Portugal was unable to participate, leaving Argentina to take their place as the fourth and final team.
    U.S. Under-17 MNT Results/Schedule
    Date: Opponent (Result, U.S. Goal Scorers)
    May 31: South Korea (0-3 L, ---)
    June 2: Argentina (2-2 T, Ashe, Gonzalez)
    June 4: Poland   

    U.S. UNDER-16 GIRLS WIN ALL THREE GAMES AT TEXAS SHOOTOUT: The U.S. Under-16 Girls National Team compiled a perfect 3-0 record this weekend at the Texas Shootout, winning by a combined score of 8-1 and out-shooting their opponents by a whopping 33-9 margin. In the tournament opener on May 28, the U.S. topped the Houston Challenge 3-0 on two goals by Mandy Moraca. Kristina Larsen added a goal in that game, and Amy Rodriquez assisted on two goals. In the second game on May 30, Larsen scored the team's only goal in the 58th minute on an assist from Jackie Acevedo as the U-16s held on for a 1-0 win over the regional all-star team. In the final game of the tournament, Cydne Currie had two goals and an assist and Kim Silos added two assists as the U.S. went on to top the Dallas Texans 4-1.
    U.S. Under-16 GNT Results
    Date: Opponent (Result, U.S. Goal Scorers)
    May 28: Houston Challenge (3-0 W, Moraca (2), Larsen)
    May 30: Region IV (1-0 W, Larsen)
    May 31: Dallas Texans (4-1 W, Currie (2), Rodriquez, Blank)

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