GRADISCA, Italy (April 30, 2013) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team played Italy to a scoreless draw Tuesday at the Tournament Delle Nazioni in Italy.
The U.S. team controlled much of the match but was unable to capitalize on some close chances.
Led by head coach Tony Lepore, the U.S. will play at least three tournament games with the semifinals taking place on Saturday, May 4, and the final on Sunday, May 5.
The U.S. next faces Chile at 5 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) on Thursday, May 2, before wrapping up the first phase against Slovenia on Friday, May 3, also at 5 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET). The first three games will be played with 30-minute halves, with the semifinal and final having 40-minute halves.
- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report -
United States U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Italy U-15 Boys’ National Team
Date: April 30, 2013
Competition: Tournament Delle Nazioni
Venue: Gradisca, Italy
Kickoff: 6 p.m. local time (12 p.m. ET)
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
ITA 0 0 0
USA 0 0 0
USA: 1-Abraham Romero; 2-Alexis Velela, 3-Malcolm Jones, 4-Erik Palmer-Brown, 6-Hugo Arellano (16-Matthew Olosunde, 45), 15-Ben Swanson (capt.), 13-Eric Calvillo, 9-Alejandro Zendejas (18-Haji Wright, 31), 11-Christian Pulisic, 8-Joe Gallardo Jr. (10-Elijah Rice, 51), 17-Joshua Perez
Subs Not Used: 5-Daniel Barbir, 7-David Loera, 21-Logan Panchot, 22-Kevin Silva, 25-Pierre Da Silva
Head Coach: Tony Lepore
12-Lorenzo Crisanto; 2-Sefano Ciavattini, 5-Andres Acuna Llamas (capt.), 14-Edoardo Sbampato (4-Simone Auriletto, 28), 3-Davide Seminara (13-Edoardo
Bettini, 60), 6-Alessandro Conti, 10-Fabio Morselli (7-Francesco Di Nolfo, 31), 15-Marco Carraro (16-Dario Scuderi, 31), 11-Reno Mauro Piscopo, 8-Fabio
Castellano (17-Nicola Mosti, 31 (18-Alberto Testa, 60), 9-Patrick Cutrone
Subs Not Used: 1-Leonardo Vitali
Head Coach: Antonio Rocca
Stats Summary: USA / ITA
Shots: 6 / 2
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 16 / 11
Offside: 2 / 1
ITA – Alessandro Conti (caution) 44th minute