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U.S. Under-20 MNT Finish Third at Northern Ireland Milk Cup

BALLYMONEY, Northern Ireland (Aug. 1, 2008) - The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team finished third at the 2008 Milk Cup with a 2-0 victory against Belgium this evening at Riada Stadium in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.

The U.S. got goals from Peri Marosevic and Casey Townsend, both in the second half, on a sunny day in Northern Ireland.

Marosevic put the U.S. in the lead in the 56th minute when he finished a penalty kick. Townsend put the game away a little less than 20 minutes later by capitalizing on a mistake by a Belgium defender who lost control of a long punt from the U.S. goalkeeper, allowing Townsend to steal the ball and finish.

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: USA U-20 MNT vs. Belgium U-20 MNT
Competition: Milk Cup
Location: Riada Stadium, Ballymoney
Date: August 1, 2008
Weather: Warm & Sunny

Scoring Summary:
                        1st     2nd     Final
USA                  0        2          2
Belgium           0        0          0

USA - Marosevic (penalty kick)        56th minute
USA - Townsend                                74.

USA: 18-Brian Perk, 14-Anthony Wallace, 5-Zarek Valentin, 2-Kyle Davies, 6-Sheanon Williams(4-Ike Opara, 84), 12-Brek Shea(17-Amobi Okugo, 63), 15-Mike Green(9-Peri Marosevic, 52), 8-Danny Cruz, 16-Kirk Urso, 3-Richard Balchan(10-Vincenzo Bernardo, 52), 13-Casey Townsend(7-Brandon Manzonelli, 74)
Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo, 11-Jorge Flores
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

Belgium: 2-Dimitri Daeseleire, 4-Maxim Geurden, 5-Nick Simons, 6-Sebastien Phiri(8-Thomas Hovine, 73), 9-Christian Benteke Liolo, 11-Guillaum Francois(7-Tcho Tcho Nzuzi, 73), 12-Jo Coppens, 14-Steve Otte(10-Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo, half), 15-Niels Ringoot, 16-Cedric Ciza, 18-Richard D. Maciel Sousa Campos(17-Kerem Zevine, half)
Subs Not Used: 1-Stefan Deloose, 3-Koen Hustinx, 13-Rudy NgomboMansoni
Head Coach: N/A

Statistical Summary:
                          USA        Belgium
Shots                 11            6      
Saves                  3            4
Fouls                 13           10
Corner Kicks      4           0
Offside                0           6

Misconduct Summary: