BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland (Aug. 1, 2005) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team pulled out a 1-1 draw with Brazil in their opening match of the 2005 Milk Cup this afternoon at the Ballymena Showgrounds in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
The U.S. fell behind when Fabiano finished off a pass from Hugo in the 25th minute, but 2004 Gatorade High School Player of the Year Lee Nguyen found the equalizer in the 77th minute.
The U.S. will face Serbia & Montenegro in their second match of the tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Serbia & Montenegro fell to Northern Ireland 3-1 in their opening match of the elite group.
Cameroon was originally scheduled to participate in the tournament, but Serbia & Montenegro filled in when the team was unable to participate.
U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Game Report
Participants: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Brazil
Competition: 2005 Milk Cup
Location: Ballymena Showgrounds; Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Date: Aug. 1, 2005
Weather: Breezy, 65 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 1 1
BRA 1 0 1
BRA – Fabiano (Hugo) 25th minute
USA – Lee Nguyen 77.
USA: 18-Chris Seitz; 5-Tony Beltran, 4-Karl Schilling, 3-Jamil Roberts, 6-Paul Gerstenberger (14-Greg Folk, 38); 12-Mike Vidiera (2-Pav Castaneda, 90), 10-Sal Zizzo (17-Ely Allen, 60), 8-Dax McCarty, 11-Lee Nguyen; 16-Brian Martin (7-Rodrigo Lopez, 63), 9-Charlie Davies
BRA: Eduardo Pancheco (Luiz Adriano, 70); Joao Diego (Carlao, 46), Fabiano, Tcho, Ralfe (Sammir, 64); Hugo, Ji Parana, Rincon, Luizao; Eduardo Piller, Muriel.
Shots 7 13
Saves 4 4
Corner Kick 6 5
Fouls 12 12
Offside 1 2
BRA – Hugo (caution) 81st minute
USA – Lee Nguyen (caution) 86.