U-18 MNT Concludes First Camp of 2016 with Pair of Florida Friendlies

CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team finished up its first training camp of 2016 at the Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, last week.

"Obviously the goal for this camp was to identify more players at this age group and to expand our player pool,” said U-18 MNT head coach Omid Namazi.

The U-18 MNT hosted two domestic friendly matches on Jan. 20 against Montverde Academy and Weston FC. On Jan. 22, the team conducted an intra-squad match to round out camp.

In the first match, the USA lost against Montverde 3-1 with defender Harold Hanson grabbing the lone goal for the USA. The second match proved much the same with the U-18 MNT unable to pull out a win against Weston FC, losing 1-0.

During the intra-squad match the 36-players camp roster divided into two teams, USA Blue and USA Red, as the scouting process continued in advance of the team’s next event on the schedule: a foreign training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in early March.

“I thought these games against strong opposition gave us exactly what we were looking for." concluded Namazi.

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

Match: U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Montverde Academy
Date: Jan. 20, 2016
Competition: Domestic Friendly
Venue: Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
USA                               1          0          1
MON                              1          2          3

MON – 15                                 36th minute
USA – Harold Hanson              41
MON – 15                                 55
MON – 9                                   85

Lineups:
USA: 1-Eric Lopez; 2-Harold Hanson (6-Allesandro Milesi, 63), 5-Samuel Rogers, 3-Carson, Vom Steeg, 4-Matthew Real; 11-Kei Tomozawa, 14-Andrew Paoli, 8-Kazuyoshi Shigenobu, 7-Alberto Alvarenga (15-Stirling Russell, 56); 10-Anthony Fontana (13-Damen Marcu, 74), 9-Arda Bulut (17-Alex Vedamanikam, 70)
Subs Not Used: 12-Seth Stiebel, 16-Erik Virgen, 18-Callum Stretch
Head coach: Omid Namazi

MON: n/a

Stats Summary: USA / MON
Shots: 9 / 11
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves:  6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 6 / 4
Offside: 5 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
None

 

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

Match: U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Weston FC
Date: Jan. 20, 2016
Competition: Domestic Friendly
Venue: Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 7:05 p.m. ET

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
USA                               0          0          0
WES                               0          1          1

WES – 51                     86th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-James Fetterly; 3-Cody Sundquist, 4-Mark McKenzie, 5-McKay Eves, 2-Jose Alfaro Jr.; 11-Gregory Tracey (13-Emanuel Perez, 50), 6-Faris Abdi (18-Corey Anton, 20), 7-Omir Fernandez (16-Justin McMaster, 55), 14-Joshua Burnett (10-Hanif Wright, 86); 9-Rhys De Sota, 17-Leo Marquez-Ramirez (15-Christopher Grey, 66)
Subs Not Used: 8-Nicholas Pergjini, 12-Alec Smir
Head coach: Omid Namazi

WES: n/a

Stats Summary: USA / WES
Shots: 11 / 11
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves:  3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 14
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Cody Sundquist (caution)              24th minute
WES – 37 (caution)                                     39
WES – 72 (caution)                                     42
WES – 11 (caution)                                     43
WES – 21 (caution)                                     68