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U-18 MNT Rallies to Draw Denmark in Milk Cup


Rubio Rubin's Game-Tying Goal Helps USA Takes Third Place in Tournament

Rubio Rubin Scores Game-Tying Goal in 74th Minute to Take Third Place in Tournament

LIMAVADY, Northern Ireland (Aug. 2, 2013) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team capped off the 2013 Northern Ireland Milk Cup with a 1-1 draw against Denmark. Rubio Rubin scored a game-tying goal in the 74th minute as the USA took third place in the tournament.

Mexico won the event with a 2-0-1 record as the USA’s 1-1 draw on July 29 was Mexico’s only non-victory. Northern Ireland took second place at 2-1-0, the U.S. went 0-1-2 for third and Denmark posted a 0-2-1 record.

With Denmark carrying a 1-0 lead, Rubin tied the score when he pressured goalkeeper Casper Radza on the team’s back pass. Rubin intercepted and hit a low shot into the center of the empty net for the draw and help the USA maintain third place in the Elite standings.

Andreas Bruhn Christensen has Denmark’s lone goal in the 55th minute.

U-18 MNT head coach Javier Perez started goalkeeper Santiago Castaño and defender Trevor Haberkorn, who were both making their first appearances in the tournament. Both players started and went the full 90 minutes.

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

Match: U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Denmark U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: Aug. 2, 2013
Competition: 2013 Milk Cup
Venue: Scroggy Road, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. local
Weather: 60 degrees, scattered rain

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

DEN – Andreas Bruhn Christensen (Casper Nielsen)  55th minute
USA – Rubio Rubin                                               74

Lineups:
USA: 12-Santiago Castaño; 3-Shaquell Moore, 2-Trevor Haberkorn, 14-Michael Amick, 17-John Requejo Jr., 4-Jordan Allen (capt.), 6-Jacori Hayes (13-Brian Iloski, 62), 9-Lynden Gooch (15-Piakai Henkel, 46), 8-Alex Muyl, 11-Rubio Rubin, 10-Amando Moreno
Subs Not Used: 1-Ethan Horvath, 5-Matthew Miazga, 7-Christopher Lema, 16-Ahinga Selemani, 18-Andrija Novakovich
Head Coach: Javier Perez

DEN: 16-Casper Radza; 3-Jacob Dehn Andersen (2-Aaquist Mads, 60), 4-Mads Nielsen (capt.) (12-Emil Peter Jorgensen, 46), 14-Jacob Blabjerg, 5-Jacob Laursen, 6-Mikkel Wohlgemuth, 8-Christian Rye, 15-Andreas Bruhn Christensen, 10-Casper Nielsen (18-Mikkel Jensen, 75), 17-Tobias Christensen (7-Kristian Andersen, 69), 11-Danny Amankwaa (9-Kasper Junker, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Oliver Korch, 13-Mark Kongstedt
Head Coach: Jess Thorup

Stats Summary: USA / DEN
Shots: 3 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 /1
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 11
Offside: 3 / 3


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