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U.S. Under-18 Men Take Third at Lisbon International

CHICAGO (June 4, 2007) - The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team won one match and lost two at the XIII Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal to take third place.

The U.S. opened their campaign against Finland, falling 3-1. In their next match against Norway, the Americans found themselves down 2-0 in the 26th minute, but a pair of goals from Peri Merosevic evened score, and a 68th minute strike from Andrew Weideman gave the U.S. a 3-2 victory. In their final game against the hosts, the U.S. fell 4-0.

The U.S. Under-18 team is in the midst of preparations for the PanAmerican games, which take place in Brazil in July, and the SBS Cup in Japan in August.

U.S. U-18 MNT Results
Date                  Opponent                      Result                 U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
May 30              Finland                          1-3 L                     Peri Marosevic
May 31              Norway                       3-2 W                    Marosevic (2), Weideman
June 2              Portugal                         0-4 L                     ----

U-18 Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2):Brandon Bumpas, Brian Perk
DEFENDERS (5): Shawn Barry, Greg Eckhardt, Blair Gavin, Colin Givens, Hunter Jumper
MIDFIELDERS (5): Danny Barrera, Gabriel Hoyos, Ian Kalis, Dan Kelly, Danny Rodriguez, Andrew Wiedeman
FORWARDS (2): Danny Cruz, Matt Kassel, Peri Marosevic, Brian Ownby