KOLDING, Denmark (July 28, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team gave up two first-half goals and fell 2-0 to Denmark in the first game of the Open Nordic Tournament at Mosevej Stadium.
Denmark’s Mark Christensen scored in the fourth minute to give his squad an early 1-0 lead. Marco Ramkilde scored in the 28th minute and the Denmark defense held the U.S. at bay to preserve the shutout victory. Full time is 80 minutes in all games in the Open Nordic Tournament.
The U.S. is currently playing with a split squad, as the USA is also participating in the upcoming Copa Mexico de Naciones. The U.S. opens play in Mexico City against China PR on Aug. 2.
The U-17 MNT resumes play in the Open Nordic Tournament on Tuesday against Norway.
-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Denmark
Date: July 28, 2014
Competition: Open Nordic Tournament
Venue: Mosevej Stadium, Kolding
Kickoff: 6 p.m. local
Weather: 85 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
Denmark 2 0 2
DEN – Mark Christensen 4th minute
DEN – Marco Ramkilde 28
USA: 1-William Pulisic; 3-Edwin Lara, 4-Nikkye De Point, 15-AJ Palazzolo, 2-Logan Panchot (capt.); 8-Jonathan Gonzalez (14-Tyler Adams, 54), 6-Kyle Gurrieri (20-George Braima, 54), 10-Keegan Kelly (24-Weston McKennie, 67); 11-McKinze Gaines, 9-Kai Koreniuk (13-Eric Matzelevich, 54), 7-Elijah Rice
Subs not used: 12- Eric Lopez, 16-Miles Stray, 21-Brian Zelaya
Head Coach: Richie Williams
DEN: 1-Oscar Hedvall; 13-Gonzalo Jorgensen (5-Mark Petersen, 58), 2-Oskar Buur, 3-Adnan Curovic, 18-Andreas Sorensen (4-Jeppe Schultz, 80); 11-Jacob Larsen, 6-Alexander Hansen (12-Agon Mucolli, 41), 8-Mark Christensen (capt.) (14-Mathias Bonde, 72), 17-Nicklas Rojkjaer, 10-Nikolai Laursen (7-Nikolaj Kirk, 58); 9-Marco Ramkilde, (15-Mathias Laursen, 58)
Subs not used: 16- Jacob Larsen
Head Coach: Jan Michaelsen
USA – Jonathan Gonzalez (caution) 43rd minute
USA – Tyler Adams (caution) 62
Referee: Nermin Cisic
Assistant Referee 1: Conny Hugman
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Hegstad
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Hagenes
**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**