SHIZUOKA, Japan (Aug. 11, 2007) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team fell, 1-0, to the Shizuoka Youth in their opening match of the SBS Cup at Kusanagi Stadium in Shizuoka, Japan.
Shizuoka Matsuda finished off a counter-attack in the eighth minute to give Shuzuoka the eventual game-winner. Yosuke Kawai served the ball into the penalty area and Matsuda headed home past goalkeeper Brian Perk.
The U.S. will next face Ukraine on Sunday, Aug. 12 before finishing up the tournament against Japan on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report
Participants: USA U18 MNT vs. Shizuoka Youth
Competition: SBS Cup
Location: Kusanagi Stadium, Shizuoka Japan
Date: August 11th, 2007
Weather: Sunny, hot and humid
1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
Shizuoka 1 0 1
Shizuoka Matsuda (Yosuke Kawai) 8th minute
USA: 1-Brian Perk, 2-Shawn Barry (20-Howard Turk, half), 4-Greg Eckhardt, 19-Erik Rengifo, 7-Michael Stephens (14-Kaoru Forbess, 53), 8-Dan Kelly (6-Ariel Osorio, half), 11-Jose Gonzalez, 12-Danny Barrera, 13-Danny Rodriguez, 15-Andrew Weideman (17-Brian Ownby,63), 10-Peri Marosevic (16-David MacVane, 76)
Subs Not Used: 18-Kevin Klasila, 3-Andreas Chronis
Head Coach: Bob Jenkins
Shizuoka Youth: 1-Yuta Akahori, 2-Taisuke Muramatsu, 3-Hideyoshi Okuda, 5-Ryosuke Toba (6-Ryosuke kawabata, half), 7-Takamitsu Yoshino (9-Kazuki Sigiyama, half), 8-Yosuke Kawai, 13-Kosei Ishigami, 14-Syuhei Ikekawa (16-Yusuke Katayama, 70), 15-Yosuke Matsumoto, 10-Yuki Oshitani, 11-Junya Matsuda (17-Masashi Uchida, 58)
Subs not used: 12-Takuya Sugimoto, 18-Taro Yamamoto
Head Coach: Toshiaki Yamada
Shots 7 12
Saves 6 5
Fouls 12 3
Corner Kicks 4 4
Offside 1 1
USA - Danny Barrera (caution) 27th minute.
USA - Jose Gonzalez (caution) 35.
USA - Danny Barrera (caution) 65.
USA - Danny Barrera (sent off) 65.
USA - Brian Ownby (caution) 74.
USA - Kaoru Forbess (caution) 79.