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Under-18 MNT Tops Host Portugal at Lisbon International

LISBON, Portugal (May 22, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team topped host Portugal at the Lisbon International Tournament, as Amobi Okugo scored the game's only goal in the 81st minute.

Following a quick restart, Dersu Abolfathi got off a cross from the right side that Okugo finished with one touch.

The win improves the USA's record to 1-1 at the tournament after a 2-0 loss to Norway a day ago. The U.S. will round out the tournament on Saturday, May 24, against Sweden.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: USA U-18 MNT vs. Portugal
Competition: Lisbon International Tournament
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: May 22, 2008
Weather: Rainy

Scoring Summary:
             1      2   Final
USA     0       1         1
POR     0      0        0

USA - Amobi Okugo    (Dersu Abolfathi) 81st minute

USA: 24-Larry Jackson, 3-Paolo Delpiccoloi, 14-Francklin Blaise, 6-Chad Barson, 7-Harrison Petts, 4-Eder Arreola(23-Donny Toia, 90), 5-Amobi Okugo, 13-Andrew Quintana, 16-Bryan Dominguez(10-Dersu Abolfathi, 63), 12-Nic Millington, 8-Tristan Bowen(9-Adam Jahn, 82)

Subs not used: 18-Alex Long, 2-Steven Birnbaum, 11-Mike Roman, 15-Jose Diaz

Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

POR: 1-Ruca, 3-Abel Pereira, 4-Aldo Jarimba, 8-Leandro Pimenta, 11-Bruno Mendes(10-David Simao, half), 13-Vitor Bastos, 14-Wilson, 15-Josue, 16-Sequeira(6-Diogo Rosado, 71), 17-Tiago Almeida(9-Rui Fonte, half), 18-Andre Almeida(7-Diogo Viana, half)

Subs not used: 12-Leonardo, 2-Ivo Pinto, 5-Ivanir

Head Coach: Ilidio Vale & Edgar Borges

Statistical Summary:
      USA / POR
Shots 4 / 11
Saves 5 / 2
Fouls 17 / 5
Corner Kicks 0 / 5
Offside 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
POR - Josue (caution)                          40th minute
USA - Paolo Delpiccolo (caution)       79th minute