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U.S. U-18 Men's National Team Drops Match, 1-0, to Saprissa


GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Feb. 5, 2007) - After starting the day with a strong 2-0 win against Necaxa, the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team fell, 1-0, to Saprissa in the squad's second match of the day, and fourth of the tournament.

The young U.S. team held off the Saprissa attack in the first half, but were unable to overcome a goal in the 37th minute of the 70-minute match.

The USA will wrap up the tournament on Tuesday against Santos.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Saprissa
Competition: 2007 Copa Chivas Tournament
Location: Verde Valle Stadium; Guadalajra, Mexico
Date: Feb. 5, 2007
Weather: Cloudy, 65 degrees

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

SAP – n/a            37th minute.

Lineups:
USA: 1-David Meves (18-Warren Gross, 36); 3-TJ Cyrus (Cesar Romero, 46), 2-Jalil Anibaba, 6-Colin Givens, 4-Greg Eckhardt (9-Hunter Jumper, 36); 7-Jose Gonzalez (20-Bobby Warshaw, 36), Daniel Rodriguez, 12-Stephen McCarthy (Blair Gavin, 36), 8-Michael Stephen; 5-Peri Marosevic, Casey Townsend
Subs not used: Matt Kassel, Demitrius Omphroy, 15-Evan Raynr, 11-Danny Barrera
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

SAP: n/a

Statistical Summary:  USA     SAP
Shots                                 8           11
Shots on goal                   5            4
Saves                                 3            5
Fouls                                  9            8
Corner Kicks                     5            3
Offside                                0            0

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Michael Stephens (caution)         16th minute
SAP – n/a (caution)                                    40.
SAP – n/a (caution)                                    47.
USA – Michael Stephens (caution)         55.
USA – Michael Stephens (sent off)         55.
SAP – n/a (sent off)                                     59.


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