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U.S. Under-18 MNT Drops 1-0 Decision to Sweden to Round Out Lisbon International

LISBON, Portugal (May 24, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team closed out the Lisbon Tournament with a 1-0 loss to Sweden, finishing the tournament with one win and two losses. Their lone win came against host and tournament-winner Portugal.

The lone goal of the game came in the 73rd minute, when a his-hit clearance was brought down by Rasmuss Jonsson just outside the U.S. penalty area. Jonsson hit a hard shot from 18-yards out that went low to the far post, just out of the reach of goalkeeper Larry Jackson. The Under-18 MNT will next come together in late July.

Date       Opponent     Result     U.S. Goalscorer(s)
May 21   Norway          0-2 L       --
May 22   Portugal        1-0 W     Okugo
May 24   Sweden         0-1 L      --

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

Participants: USA U-18 MNT vs. Sweden
Competition: Lisbon International Tournament
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: May 24, 2008
Weather: Sunny / Rainy

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

SWE - Rasmuss Jonsson 73rd minute

USA: 24-Larry Jackson, 3-Paolo Delpiccoloi, 14-Francklin Blaise, 6-Chad Barson, 7-Harrison Petts, 15-Jose Diaz(4-Eder Arreola, half), 5-Amobi Okugo, 13-Andrew Quintana(23-Donny Toia, 85),10-Dersu Abolfathi(16-Bryan Dominguez, half), 12-Nic Millington(11-Mike Roman, 79), 9-Adam Jahn(2-Steven Birnbaum, 28; (8-Tristan Bownen, 68)

Subs not used: 18-Alex Long

Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

SWE: 1-Karl-Johan Johnsson, 2-Pehr Andersson, 4-Jesper Floren, 5-Johan Palm, 6-Tom Pettersson, 8-Astrit Ajdarevic, 9-Riki Cakic (3-Erdin Demir, 78), 13-Jakob Johansson, 14-Tobias Nilsson (10-Jiloan Hamad, 46), 15-Samuel Armenteros(16-Andreas Haglund, 46), 17-Rasmus Jonsson

Subs not used: 7-Marcus Tornstrand, 11-Simon Heig, 12-Ole Soderberg, 18-Robin Ostlind

Head Coach: Roland Larsson

Statistical Summary:

    USA / SWE
Shots 7 / 12
Saves 5 / 4
Fouls 13 / 12
Corner Kicks 4 / 5
Offside 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:

USA  - Chad Barson (caution)   66th minute