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U-20 Men Strong in Two European Tournaments; Quaranta wins Golden Boot in Italian U-17 Tournament


CHICAGO (Tuesday, June 13, 2000) - The U.S. Under-20 Men's National team finished second at the Monthey Tournament in Monthey, Switzerland last week with a 0-1-3 record. The U-20s were shutout in the championship match against Brazilian club team Sao Paolo, 0-4. The U-20s finished their two tournament European trip with an 4-2-3 record. U.S. U-20 head coach Wolfgang Suhnholz will regroup the team in late July for the U.S. Amateur Soccer Festival to be hosted by Rhode Island. The following are the results for the U-20s:

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Results:

Enschede Tournament in Ensched, Holland (June 2-4)
3rd place finish
OpponentResultUSA goals
vs. FC Heracles2-0 WDavis (2)
vs. Sheffield Wed.3-1 WCasey, Gray, Davis
vs. S.C. Enschede5-0 WMarc-Antonio (3), Lewis, Casey
vs. Cruz Azul0-1 L--
vs. FC Tusente1-0 WMarc-Antonio

Monthey Tournament in Monthey, Switzerland (June 7-11)
2nd place finish
OpponentResultUSA goals
vs. FC Torino 1-1 TMarc-Antonio
vs. Grasshoppersn/a n/a
vs. FC Barcelona0-0 T--
vs. FC Sion 1-1 T (4-2 W on pks)Lewis
vs. Sao Paolo 0-4 L--

The U.S. Under-18 Men's National team got a bitter taste of their first international experience when they were shutout twice in their first two international matches of the year against Ireland (0-1) and Portugal (0-2) at the International Tournament of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal. The U-18s regrouped and finished the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Norway. The U-18s will reconvene at the end of the summer in Rhode Island for the U.S. Amateur Soccer Festival in late July. The following is a look at the U-18 results:

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Results:

International Tournament of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal (June 8-11)
OpponentResultUSA goals
vs. Ireland 0-1 Ln/a
vs. Portugal0-2 Ln/a
vs. Norway 2-1 Wn/a

The U.S. Under-17 Men's National team dominated and controlled much of play in their first two matches of the Mundialito of Salerno 2000 Tournament in Salerno, Italy but fell to hosts Italy, 1-2, and then to youth powerhouse Argentina, 2-3. U.S. forward Santino Quaranta (Baltimore, Md.) scored twice against Germany, and finished the tournament with three goals and one assist to earn the tournament Golden Boot. Next up for the U-17s will be a July 13-23 training camp at the ARCO Training Center in San Diego, Calif.

U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Results:

Mundialito of Salerno 2000 in Salerno, Italy (June 5-9)
OpponentResultUSA goals
vs. Italy 1-2 LP. Johnson
vs. Argentina2-3 LQuaranta, Simo
vs. Germany 3-1 WQuaranta (2), Saintus

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