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U.S. Plays to a Scoreless Draw Against Hosts in Israel

TEL AVIV (Dec. 16, 2010) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team played to a scoreless draw against Israel in the second game of the four-team tournament in Tel Aviv. The U.S., who lost to France on Dec. 14, will round out the event against Germany on Friday, Dec. 10.

The American back line made up of Boyd Okwuonu, Walker Zimmerman, Bryan Gallego and Juan Ocegueda, held host Israel to just two shots on goal. Goalkeeper Jonathan Kempin, making his first start in Tel Aviv, was up to the task on both occasions.



Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Israel U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: December 16, 2010
Competition: Traditional Winter Tournament
Venue: Kfar Saba Stadium, Kfar Saba, Israel
Kickoff: 7:35pm IST (12:35am ET)
Weather:  64 degrees, clear skies  

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

USA: 1-Jonathan Kempin; 3-Boyd Okwuonu, 2-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Bryan Gallego, 4-Juan Ocegueda; 14-Victor Pineda (13-Marcus Salandy-Defour, 78) , 17-Jordan McCrary, 12-Daniel Metzger (20-Jonathan Top, 49), 10-Luis Rendon (8-Villyan Bijev, 80), 7-Michael Ambrose; 9-Khiry Shelton (11-Will Trapp, 57)
Subs not used:  5-Jonathan Campbell, 15-Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler, 16-Connor Hallisey, 18-Andrew Wolverton, 19-Sean Okoli
Head Coach: Mike Matkovich

Israel: 1-Barak Lvei; 20-Tomer Yerugam, 2-Shaked Goldtein, 5-Imri Zeid, 14-Shmulik Malul; 9-Yoel Zahanovic (17-Amir Ben Shimon, 51), 22-Omer Nahmani (12-Dor Alu, 92), 7-Kfir Eizenstein, 15-Yogev Arbeli (6-Omer Tsalischer, 83); 10-Eran Malkin (3-Dean Akafi, 70) ;19-Gili Yitzhak (8-Eden Shrem, 62)
Subs not used: 4-Itay Shabo, 11-Gidi Kanyuk, 13-Tommy Rosano, 18-Ron Shushan
Head coach: Eliyahu Ohana

Stats Summary: USA / Israel                                          
Shots: 5 / 5
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 5
Fouls: 9 / 4
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Meir Levi
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon
Assistant Referee 2: Uzi Bason
Fourth Official: Tomer Cohen