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U-18 MNT Ties Norway 0-0 in Opening Lisbon Tournament Match

USA Set to Play Portugal on Sunday

MALVEIRA, Portugal (June 6, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team tied its first match of the 20th Lisbon international Tournament on Friday, 0-0 with Norway.

U.S. goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski saved all five shots he faced to record a clean sheet and help the USA earn a valuable point on the opening day of the competition.

The U.S. U-18s are in second place in the standings behind Sweden, which defeated Portugal 3-1 in the day’s other game. The U.S. faces Portugal on Sunday before closing tournament play against Sweden next Tuesday.

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

Match: U.S. U-18 MNT vs. Norway U-18
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
20th Lisbon Tournament
Estadio das Seixas; Malveira, Portugal
4 p.m. (11 a.m. ET)
60 degrees/ Rainy

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F
USA                                        0              0              0
NOR                                       0              0              0                

12- JT Marcinkowski; 3-Malcolm Jones, 5-Tommy Redding (capt.), 6-Mauricio Pineda, 8-Chase Gasper; 7-Ben Swanson, 14-Cameron Lindley (17-Maduabuchi Obinwa, 77), 2-Mukwelle Akale (11-Collin Fernandez, 39); 20-Sebastian Saucedo, 4-Demakwi Yomba (10-Sebastian Elney, 63), 9-Coy Craft (13-Brooks Lennon, 77)
Subs not used: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 15-Quentin Pearson

Not dressed: 16-Rubio Rubin
Head Coach: Eddie Lewis

NOR: 12-Viljar Rosholt; 2-Julian Veen Uldal, 3-Adrian Lillebekk Ovlien, 7-Aslak Fonn Witry (capt.), 5-Sverre Bjorkkjaer; 8-Vebjorn A. Hoff, 9-Mathias Berg Gjerstrom, 10-Truls Saelevik Vagle (11-Mattias Totland, 45); 16-Elias Skogvoll (13-John Hou Saeter, 73), 14-William Venta Akre (18-Marius Wichne, 80), 15-Julian Kristoffersen
Subs not used: 1-Amund Wichne; 4-Eirik Haugan; 6-Jan Ruben Sleen; 17-Martin Hummervoll
Head Coach: Oivind Nilsen

Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 6 / 5
Shots on Goal:  3 / 5
Saves: 5 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 11
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
NOR – Julian Kristoffersen                                Caution                                 78th minute
USA – Ben Swanson                                           Caution                                 83

Referee – Rui Rodrigues
1st Assistant Referee – Tiago Rocha
2nd Assistant Referee – Pedro Ribeiro
4th Official – Patrick Eriksson