USA Falls To Slovakia 3-1 in 2016 Slovakia Cup

SENICA, Slovakia (April 27, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team fell to host country Slovakia 3-1 in its final group match of the 2016 Slovakia Cup.

Slovakia came out strong and was rewarded in the fifth minute after Kristian Vallo assisted Lubomir Tupta for the first goal. In the 12th minute, Slovakia increased its lead with Tupta again providing the goal.

The U.S. countered less than a minute later with Marlon Fossey assisting Colby Agu to narrow the scoreline to 2-1. Slovakia’s Tupta earned a hat trick in the 62nd minute after Christian Herc assisted to close the scoring at 3-1.

Even with the loss, the U.S. still advances to the 2016 Slovakia Cup final thanks to its previous strong victories against Georgia (5-1) and Ukraine (2-1). The final will take place April 29 at Myjava Stadium to face Russia.

-U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team vs. Slovakia
Date:
April 28, 2016
Competition:
Slovakia Cup 2016
Venue:
FK Senica Stadium; Senica, Slovakia
Kickoff:
5 a.m. ET (11 a.m. local)
Attendance:
450
Weather:
53 degrees; Cloudy

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

SVK – Lubomir Tupta (Kristian Vallo)        5th minute
SVK – Lubomir Tupta                                      12
USA – Colby Agu (Marlon Fossey)            13
SVK – Lubomir Tupta (Christian Herc)      62

Lineups:
USA:
22-Benny Diaz; 2-Marlon Fossey, 21-Nabilai Kibunguchy, 5-Hector Montalvo (capt.) (4-Danny Barbir, 40), 15-Alexis Velela (3-Hugo Arellano, 39); 14-Sebastien Des Pres (10-Luca De La Torre, 61), 16-Ander Egiluz; 17-Pierre Da Silva (7-Isaiah Young, 40), 19-Joe Gallardo, 11-Ernesto Espinoza (23-Nelson Hunsinger, 40); 20-Colby Agu (8-Brandon Vazquez, 61)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Ben Hale

Not dressed: 1-Will Pulisic, 6-Eric Calvillo, 9-Weston McKennie
Head coach: Brad Friedel

SVK: 1-Benjamin Szaraz; 13-Branislav Susolik, 16-Matej Oravec, 14-Juraj Janosik, 15-Denis Nemcek; 10-Christian Herc (capt.), 2-Jakub Krela (8-Denis Baumgartner, 64), 5-Andras Lenart (4-Martin Macho, 64); 11-Kristian Vallo, 9-Lubomir Tupta (19-Daniel Dubec, 80+2) , 17-Milan Kvocera (18-Viktor Jedinak, 79)
Substitutions Not Used: 3-Filip Modorosi, 7-Simon Stefanec, 23-David Sipos
Not dressed: 6-Filip Halgos, 12-Martin Vantruba

Head coach: Milan Malatinsky

Stats Summary: USA / SVK
Shots: 6 / 6
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 13 / 26
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
SVK – Jakub Krela (caution)                         16th minute
USA– Ander Egiluz (caution)                       17
USA – Sebastien Des Pres (caution)         18
USA – Nabilai Kibunguchy (caution)         20
SVK – Christian Herc (caution)                    27
SVK – Denis Nemcek (caution)                   39
SVK – Lubomir Tupta (caution)                   71
SVK – Christian Herc (caution)                   73
SVK – Christian Herc (ejection)                  73
SVK – Martin Macho (caution)                   80+4

Officials:
Referee: Machalek (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: F. Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: M Vician (SVK)
Fourth Official: Chistyakov (RUS)

Man of the Match: Colby Agu

* Match was played in 40 minute halves.