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U.S. U-20 MNT Advances to Third Place Game at Milk Cup


BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (July 23, 2012) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team beat Turkey 1-0 in its second match of the 2012 Milk Cup.

U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos' squad maintained solid possession in the first half and finally broke through in the second half with the lone goal and game winner coming from Victor Pineda.

The goal came in the 73rd minute when Daniel Cuevas went on a fast break down the left flank, dribbling hard to the corner. Cuevas sent a strong low cross into the box which Aykut Ozer tried to claim. The ball bounced out of Ozer’s hands and Pineda cleaned up with a hard shot into the center of the goal.

The U.S. U-20 MNT will now play against Chile for third place in the tournament on Thursday, July 16, while Chile is coming off a 2-1 loss to Denmark. The final will be Denmark against Mexico, and Northern Ireland and Turkey will play for fifth place.

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. U-20 MNT v. Turkey U-20 MNT
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Competition: 2012 Milk Cup
Venue: Showgrounds, Ballymena; Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Kickoff: 8 p.m. (3 p.m. ET)
Attendance: 600
Weather: 56 degrees, light rain

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

USA – 9-Victor Pineda 73rd minute

Lineups:
USA: 18-Kendall McIntosh; 2-Boyd Okwuonu, 15-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Eric Miller, 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda; 8-Benji Joya, 6-Wil Trapp (capt.), 10-Collin Martin (12-Mikey Lopez, 46); 9-Alfred Koroma (16-Daniel Metzger, 86), 17-Mario Rodriguez (11-Daniel Cuevas, 67), 7-Victor Pineda (13-Dillon Serna, 83)
Subs not used: 1-Cody Cropper, 5-AJ Cochran, 14-Holden Fender
Head Coach: Tab Ramos

DEN: 12-Aykut Ozer; 3-Sefa Akin Basbuyuk, 15-Burak Ayaz (6-Omer Arslan, 79), 5-Oguzhan Azgar, 16-Tufan Kelleci (14-Melih Vardar, 78); 10-Emre Pehlivan (11-Andac Guleryuz, 46), 8-Servan Tastan, 17-Muhammet Karpuz, 2-Erhan Kartal; 9-Artun Akcakin (capt.), 7-Eray Ataseven (18-Erkut Baskaya, 59)
Subs not used:1-Ozan Evrim Ozenc,4-Atakan Yigitoglu, 13-Emre Torun
Head Coach: Feyyaz Ucar

Stats Summary: USA / TUR
Shots: 12 / 7
Shots on Goal: 9 / 4
Saves: 4 / 8
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
TUR – 9-Artun Akcakin (caution)            33rd minute
USA – 15-Walker Zimmerman (caution)  35
USA – 4-Eric Miller (caution)                  46
TUR – 6-Omer Arslan (sent off)             92


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