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U-18 MNT Defeat Serbia & Montenegro 1-0, Advance to Milk Cup Final

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (Aug. 3, 2005) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team defeated Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 this evening at the Ballymena Showgrounds in Ballymena, Northern, Ireland, to advance to the final of the 2005 Milk Cup.

Charlie Davies scored the winning goal to push the U.S. into the championship match, which will be against host Northern Ireland on Friday, Aug. 5, at Coleraine Showgrounds. The match will be at 7:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET).

Northern Ireland advanced to the championship match by defeating Serbia & Montenegro 3-1 in their first match and then defeating Brazil 2-0.

The U.S. drew 1-1 with Brazil in their first match of the tournament, getting the equalizing goal from Lee Nguyen in the 77th minute.

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Match Report

Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Serbia & Montenegro
Competition:  2005 Milk Cup
Location: Ballymena Showgrounds; Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Date: Aug. 3, 2005
Weather: Breezy, 65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 
                1st   2nd    Final
USA          0      1         1
SCG         1       0         1

USA – Charlie Davies (Karl Schilling)                         67th minute  
USA: 18-Chris Seitz; 5-Tony Beltran, 4-Karl Schilling, 3-Jamil Roberts, 14-Greg Folk; 12-Mike Vidiera, 7-Rodrigo Lopez, 8-Dax McCarty, 11-Lee Nguyen (10-Sal Zizzo, 82); 16-Brian Martin (15-Deigo Barrera, 37), 9-Charlie Davies

SCG: Eduardo Pancheco (Luiz Adriano, 70); Joao Diego (Carlao, 46), Fabiano, Tcho, Ralfe (Sammir, 64); Hugo, Ji Parana, Rincon, Luizao; Eduardo Piller, Muriel.

Statistical Summary:    
                            USA      SCG
Shots                    16         11      
Saves                     6           9
Corner Kick           5           5
Fouls                    10         17 
Offside                   0           2

Misconduct Summary:
SCG – n/a (caution)                                   19th minute
SCG – n/a (caution)                                   24.
SCG – n/a (caution)                                    25.
USA – Tony Beltran (caution)                    73.
USA – Rodrigo Lopez (caution)                 85.