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U.S. Under-18 MNT Finishes Third at Northern Ireland Milk Cup


BELFAST, Northern Ireland (Friday, July 25, 2003) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team beat Denmark 5-4 in penalty kicks on Friday to finish in third place at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup. The match was even at 1-1 after regulation, and the U.S. hit  five of its last six PKs to clinch the result.

Denmark opened the scoring in the seventh minute, but the U.S. would answer before the half. Defender Chad Marshall notched the equalizer in the 40th minute off an asssit from Arturo Alvarez on a corner kick.

The game was even for the entire second half, despite the second-half sub Chad Barrett being sent off for the U.S. in the 80th minute with a red card.

After the first PK attempt Denmark earned a 1-0 edge as Danny Karbassiyoon missed his try for the U.S. The next five players for the U.S. - Marc Burch, Hunter Freeman, Craig Capano, Arturo Alvarez and  Heath Pearce - all converted their chances from the spot, and Denmark missed its second and sixth try, sending the U.S. home victorious.

In group play, the topped Scotland 2-0 on Wednesday in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in Northern, Ireland to finish second in their group, with a 1-1-1 record. The victory was the first for the U-18 MNT during the tournament as they had tied Poland 1-1 in their first game and fell to Paraguay 1-0 two days later.

Against Scotland, midfielder Danny Karbassiyoon got the game-winner for the U.S. in the 70th minute. Defender Hunter Freeman got an insurance goal in extra time, as the win propelled the U.S. into second place in front of Poland.

In the first game of the tournament against Poland, the U.S. got an equalizing goal from Karbassiyoon in the 52nd minute.

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


Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Denmark
Competition: Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Location: Ballymena Showgrounds; Northern Ireland
Date: July 25, 2003  

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                           1        0          1
Denmark                                   1        0          1

DEN – n/a 7th minute
USA – Marshall  40th

Penalties:
U.S. -  Karbassiyoon (miss), Burch (make), Freeman (make), Capano (make), Alvarez (make), Pearce (make)
DEN - make - miss - make - make - make - miss

Lineups: 
USA – 1-Brad Guzman; 16-Heath Pearce, 15-Patrick Phelan, 3-Chad Marshall, 20-Hunter Freeman; 10-Danny Karbassiyoon, 9-Danny Vasquez (6-Chad Barrett, 63), 12-William Hall (2-Craig Capano, 76), 5-Mike Videira, 7-Arturo Alvarez, 22-Marc Burch

DEN – n/a

Statistical Summary:
                        USA      DEN
Shots                   7          6
Saves                  4          6
Corner Kick        9          6
Fouls                  14        15
Offside                3          2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Barrett (ejection) 80th minute

- U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Game Report -

Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Scotland
Competition: Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Location: Ballymena Showgrounds; Northern Ireland
Date: July 23, 2003
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Occasional Rain; 75 degrees
 

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                           0        2          2
Scotland                                   0        0          0

USA – Karbassiyoon (Alvarez) 70th minute
USA – Freeman 90th

Lineups: 
USA – 1-Brad Guzman; 4-Jordan Harvey, 16-Heath Pearce (17-Adam Cristman, 80) , 3-Chad Marshall, 13-Greg Dalby, 20-Hunter Freeman; 10-Danny Karbassiyoon, 2-Craig Capano (7-Arturo Alvarez, 65), 5-Mike Videira; 6-Chad Barrett (9-Danny Vasquez, 77), 11-Sergio Flores (22-Marc Burch, 34)

SCO – n/a

Statistical Summary:
                        USA      SCO
Shots                   7          5
Saves                  1          5
Corner Kick        9          5
Fouls                  13         11
Offside                1          0

Misconduct Summary:

SCO – n/a (caution) 45th minute

 

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


Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Poland
Competition: Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Location: Mullaghacall, Portstewart; Northern Ireland
Date: July 19, 2003
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Occasional Rain; 75 degrees
 

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                             0 1 1
Poland                   1         0 1

POL – n/a 39th minute
USA – Danny Karbassiyoon 52nd

Lineups:
USA – 1-Brad Guzman; 16-Heath Pearce, 3-Chad Marshall, 15-Patrick Phelan, 20-Hunter Freeman; 10-Danny Karbassiyoon, 2-Craig Capano (9-Danny Vasquez, 53), 12-William Hall, 5-Mike Videira; 6-Chad Barrett (4-Jordan Harvey, 70), 11-Sergio Flores (22-Marc Burch, 79).

POL – n/a

Statistical Summary:
                        USA      POL
Shots                   8 4
Saves                   2 5
Corner Kick        2 4
Fouls                  12 18
Offside                3 0

Misconduct Summary:

POL – n/a (caution) 60th minute
POL – n/a (caution) 65th
USA – Sergio Flores (caution) 68th

 

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


Participants:  U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. Paraguay
Competition: Northern Ireland Milk Cup
Location: Limavady Showgrounds; Northern Ireland
Date: July 21, 2003
Weather: Partly Cloudy, Occasional Rain; 75 degrees
 

Scoring Summary:
                                                1st     2nd     Final
United States                             0 0 0
Paraguay               1         0 1

PAR – n/a 10th minute

Lineups:
USA – 1-Brad Guzman; 16-Heath Pearce, 3-Chad Marshall, 15-Patrick Phelan, 20-Hunter Freeman; 10-Danny Karbassiyoon (17-Adam Cristman, 63), 2-Craig Capano (9-Danny Vasquez, 63), 12-William Hall (22-Marc Burch 77), 5-Mike Videira; 6-Chad Barrett, 11-Sergio Flores (7-Arturo Alvarez, 35).

PAR – n/a

Statistical Summary:
                        USA      PAR
Shots                   9 8
Saves                   7 5
Corner Kick        9 5
Fouls                  8 19
Offside                4 2

Misconduct Summary:

USA – Craig Capano (caution) 48th minute
PAR – n/a (caution) 56th
USA – William Hall (caution) 60th
PAR – n/a (caution) 65th
PAR – n/a (caution) 76th


 

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