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Youth National Team Update: July 14-July 21, 2003


– U.S. YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM UPDATE –

U.S. UNDER-21 WNT OPENS NORDIC CUP WITH 1-0 WIN OVER DENMARK: Looking to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive Nordic Cup championship, the U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team opened the eight-team competition with a 1-0 win over Denmark today, with forward Lindsay Tarpley providing the heroics in the 87th minute by pouncing and converting a rebound from a 25-yard blast by midfielder Carli Lloyd, who had come in the game in the 80th minute. The USA will continue Group A play with a match against Iceland on Wednesday (July 23) and Norway on Friday (July 25) before finishing with a placement match on Sunday (July 27) against one of the teams from Group B, which features Sweden, Germany, Finland and the full Greek Women’s National Team.
U.S. U-21 WNT Results / Schedule – 2003 Nordic Cup
Date: Opponent - Result (U.S. Goal Scorers)
July 21: Denmark - 1-0 W (Tarpley)
July 23: Iceland
July 25: Norway
July 27: Placement Match
Group A Standings
Teams        W     L     T     Pts GF  GA GD
USA           1     0     0     3      1     0      +1
Norway      0     0     1     1      1     1      0
Iceland       0     0     1     1      1     1      0
Denmark    0     1     0     0      0     1      -1
 
UNDER-20 MNT GATHERS IN HOUSTON FOR USASA SOCCER FESTIVAL: The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will travel to Houston, Texas this week to participate in the USASA Soccer Festival from July 25-Aug. 2. The tournament will be the first time the team has played a match since early March when it took second in the Madeira International Tournament in Portugal. The U-20s will kick-off the tournament against USASA Midwest on Sunday (July 27), before taking on three international teams. The U.S. will face El Salvador on July 29, then Honduras on July 31, and finish the tournament against Canada on Aug. 2. Head coach Thomas Rongen has brought in a 21-man roster for the tournament.
U.S. Under-20 MNT Roster – USASA Soccer Festival 2003
GOALKEEPERS (2):
Steve Cronin (Santa Clara University), Ford Williams (UNC);
DEFENDERS (6): Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara University), Jordan Harvey (UCLA), C.J. Klaas (University of Washington), Chad Marshall (Stanford University), Drew Moor (Furman University), Pearce Heath (University of Portland);
MIDFIELDERS (7): Ricardo Clark (MetroStars), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Clint Dempsey (Furman University), Ned Grabavoy (Indiana University), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Justin Moose (Wake Forest University), Jordan Stone (Dallas Burn);
FORWARDS (6): Arturo Alvarez (San Jose Earthquakes), Devin Barclay (D.C. United), Knox Cameron (University of Michigan), Eddie Johnson (Dallas Burn), Mike Magee (MetroStars), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United).
U.S. U-20 MNT Schedule – USASA Soccer Festival 2003
Date: Opponent
July 27: USASA Midwest
July 29: El Salvador
July 31: Honduras
Aug. 2: Canada

U-18 MNT TIES POLAND, FALLS TO PORTUGAL AT NORTHERN IRELAND MILK CUP: After opening the Northern Ireland Milk Cup with a 1-1 tie with Poland, the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team fell 1-0 to Paraguay today. Forward Danny Karbassiyoon (Roanoke, Va.) scored the team’s lone goal in the Poland match in the 52nd minute off an assist from forward Chad Barrett (Beaverton, Ore.). The U-18s will rebound to play Scotland on Wednesday (July 23) before finishing the tournament with a placement game on Friday (July 25).
U.S. U-18 MNT Results / Schedule
Date: Opponent - Result (U.S. Goal Scorers)
July 19: Poland - 1-1 T (Karbasiyoon)
July 21: Paraguay - 0-1 L
July 23: Scotland     
July 25: Placement Match

U-17 MEN FINISH HDC CAMP WITH 4-0 WIN OVER AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT: The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team concluded its week-long training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with a 4-0 win over the Australian Institute of Sport today. Forwards Freddy Adu and Jamie Watson both notched a goal and an assist to fuel the U.S. attack. The match was the second against AIS for the U-17 MNT, as the two teams battled to a 0-0 draw on Friday afternoon (July 19). The players will go home for the week before meeting in Bradenton, Fla. for two days of training (July 28 and 29) and then travel to Manchester, England to play four preparation matches for the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. After the four matches, the team will travel to Lahti, Finland and have a week of training before its first game against the Korea Republic on Aug. 14.
U.S. U-17 MNT Results
Date: Opponent - Result (U.S. Goal Scorers)
July 19: A.I.S. - 0-0 T
July 21: A.I.S. - 4-0 W (Adu, Watson, Gaven, DiRaimondo)

U-17 WOMEN TO FACE MEXICO U-19s, REGIONAL TEAMS AT USASA SOCCER FESTIVAL: The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will gather for just their fourth camp of the year as they travel to Houston, Texas this week to compete in the USASA Soccer Festival. The U-17 Women, who are a perfect 4-0 in 2003, will begin and end the competition with matches against the Under-19 WNT of Mexico on July 28 and Aug. 2, respectively, with games against all-star teams from USASA West (July 30) and USASA South (Aug. 1) in between.
U.S. U-17 WNT Schedule – USASA Soccer Festival 2003
Date: Opponent
July 28: Mexico U-19s
July 30: USASA West
Aug. 1: USASA South
Aug. 2: Mexico U-19s

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