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U-15 BNT Drop Opening Torneo delle Nazioni Match to Slovenia

BILJE, Slovenia (April 25, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team lost its first game of the Torneo delle Nazioni 4-0 to the Slovenia U-16 Men’s National Team.

The international tournament based in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, is the first attended by this edition of the U.S. U-15 BNT, which is made up entirely of players born in 1999. The team did play two international friendlies in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, tying and then beating the United Arab Emirates U-16 Men’s National Team 2-2 and 3-2, respectively.

The U-15 BNT next plays Mexico, which beat China PR 2-1, tomorrow before finishing Group C play against China on Sunday.

- U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT vs. Slovenia U-16 MNT
Friday, April 25, 2014
Delle Nazioni Tournament
Field Municipal Bilje – Bilje, Slovenia
5:30pm CEST (11:30am EST)
 60 degrees; Rainy, overcast 

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F
USA                                        0              0              0
SLO                                        1              3              4                

SLO - Timotej Elsnik                          10th minute
SLO - Jan Mlakar                                35
SLO - Dejan Petrovic                          55
SLO - Kevin Zizek                              58 

USA: 1-Carlos Avilez; 2-Gabe Kash (25-Marty Raygoza, 46), 4-Kyle Gruno (capt.), 5-McKay Eves (13-Angel Uribe, 38), 3-Jose Alfaro, Jr.; 7-Juan Torres, 6-Adolfo Trujillo (21-Hanif Wright, 44), 8-Jonathan Gonzalez, 10-Jose Carranza; 11-Leo Marquez (20-JP Marin, 30), 9-Lucas Del Rosario
Subs not used: 12-Eric Lopez, 15-Sam Vines, 17-Raul Aguilera, Jr.
Head Coach: Hugo Perez

SLO: 1-Rok Vodisek (12-Igor Vekic, 58); 2-Matija Rom; 5-Janez Pisek; 6-Oskar Cvjeticanin; 17-Sandi Coralic (3-Sven Sostaric Karic, 46); 13-Vitja Valencic (16-Dejan Petrovic, 49); 14-Sandi Ogrinec; 9-Jan Mlakar – capt.(4-Urban Janjic, 55); 8-Jakob Novak (15-Gasper Hrovat, 40); 18-Timotej Elsnik; 7-Igor Kondic (10-Kevin Zizek, 37)
Subs not used: 11-Rok Buzinel
Head Coach: Igor Benedjcic

Stats Summary: USA / SLO
Shots: 3 / 13
Shots on Goal: 2 / 8
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 1
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
SLO – Sandi Coralic (caution)                          30th minute
USA – Kyle Gruno (caution)                             30 


Scoring Summary:
SLO – Ball given away in box by USA on pass back to keeper; Timotej Elsnik scores.
SLO – Ball given away in box; Jan Mlakar scores on turnover.
SLO – Cross headed back into box, missed clearance by USA. Ball falls to Dejan Petrovic who scores.
SLO – Through ball from mid-field, USA misses slide tackle; Kevin Zizek finishes.