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Under-18 Men's National Team Reach Top of Group with Win

CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team has turned in an impressive showing at the 19th annual Lisbon International Tournament, reaching the top of its group by defeating the Czech Republic by a 3-0 score.

Romain Gall easily won man of the match honors for the U-18s as he tallied once on either side of halftime and added an assist in the 35th minute. Gall got the scoring started in the 16th minute after taking a touch on a ball in the middle of the box before curling it into the upper right corner. Nearly twenty minutes later, Gall helped the U.S. double its lead as he played a through ball from the center circle into Rubio Rubin who calmly slotted it home to the lower left corner.

Gall made it 3-0 when Paul Arriola’s shot deflected right into his path and he smashed it into the open net.

The U-18s will next play Portugal in group play on Thursday, May 23.

Match Report
Match: United States U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Czech Republic U-18 Men’s National Team
Date: May 21, 2013
Competition: 19th Lisbon International Tournament
Venue: Estádio das Seixas, Malveira
Kickoff: 4 p.m. UTC
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny


Scoring Summary:       1          2          F         
CZE                              0          0          0
USA                             2          1          3


USA     Romain Gall (Marco Delgado)    16th minute
USA     Rubio Rubin (Romain Gall)         35
USA     Romain Gall (Paul Arriola)          48


USA: 1-Zack Steffen (12-Ethan Horvath, 81); 3-Shaquell Moore, 5-Matthew Miazga, 2-Trevor Haberkorn (18-Jalen Markey, 81), 6-John Requejo Jr., 4-Jordan Allen (9-Jacori Hayes, 81), 7-Marco Delgado (14-Brian Iloski, 60), 24-Romain Gall (8-Piakai Henkel, 70), 13-Paul Arriola (16-Kosta Koukladas, 70; 17-Omar Thompson, 81), 11-Rubio Rubin (15-Benji Lopez, 60), 10-Amando Moreno
Subs Not Used: 20-Russell Canouse
Head Coach: Javier Perez

CZE: 16-Lukas Godula; 12-Milan Kadlec, 3-Ondrej Sevcik, 15-Lukas Hulka, 2-Lukas Kratochvil, 6-Jan Prosek (18-Jiri Bederka, 69), 10-Daniel Richter (14-Lukas Michna, 54), 13-Martin Janecka (4-Lukas Buchvaldek, 46), 5-Jiri Funda (8-Marek Broz, 54), 11-Tomas Chory, 17-Martin Matousek (9-Stepan Marus, 83)
Subs Not Used: 1-Jindrich Stanek, 7-Daniel Holzer
Head Coach: Josef Csaplar

Stats Summary: USA / CZE                             
Shots: 8 / 3
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offside:  1 / 0

Misconduct Summary: N/A

Referee:                        Rui Rodrigues (POR)
Assistant Referee:         Andre Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee:         Nuno Vicente (POR)
4th Official:                    Adam Farkas (HUN