U-15 BNT Finishes Four-Team Tournament In Zagreb, Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia (June 6, 2016) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team finished the four-team tournament in Zagreb, Croatia, where Giovanni Reyna and Gilbert Fuentes scored for the USA.

The first match kicked off against Montenegro on June 2, and the U.S. took control from the opening whistle. Forward Reyna tallied for the U.S. in just the first minute of the match, being the only goal to secure the U.S. victory.

On June 3, the U.S. faced Croatia, where the host country took the lead in the 16th minute with a goal from Josko Gvardiol, ending the first half with a 1-0 scoreline. Minutes into the second half, Croatia tallied again as Karlo Miljanic put a ball past U.S. goalkeeper Alex Bobocea in the 38th minute. Minutes later, U.S. sub Fuentes narrowed the lead with a goal in the 41st minute, but it wouldn’t be enough as the U.S. fell 2-1.

In its last match on June 5, the USA fell to Serbia 2-0 with two first half goals by Andrej Blagojevic and Edvin Eleven in the 13th and 26 minute, respectively.

This was the second tournament of the year for the U-15s as they finished their first tournament in April as the 2016 International Festival of Futbol champions in Argentina, defeating Club Atletico (5-1), drawing Newell’s Old Boys (2-2) and defeating Uruguay (2-0) in the title game.

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

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Montenegro
Date:
June 2, 2016         
Competition:
Four Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
12 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local)
Weather:
72 degrees

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

USA – Giovanni Reyna (Malik Tillman)                                    1st minute                                               

Lineups:
USA:
1-Damian Las; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.), 15-Kenny Nielsen, 17-Sebastian Anderson (6-Mikey Maunsell, 56), 19-Skyler Smith; 2-Peter Stroud, 13-Gianluca Busio, 20-Gilbert Fuentes; 16-Julian Gaines (11-Joshua Pynadath, 65), 9-Giovanni Reyna, 14-Malik Tillman (18-Max Goeggel, 14)
Subs not used:
3-George Bello, 5-Jake O’Connor, 7-Jack Imperato, 8-Cade Hagan, 10-Efrain Alvarez, 22-Alex Bobocea
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

MNE: 1-Petar Radulovic; 2-Matija Drincic, 3-Andrej Pupovic, 4-Vaid Eminovic (16-Ilija Tripunovic, 51), 6-Balsa Brkovic (capt.) (5-Lazar Radulovic, 35); 7-Egson Dinosa (13-Luza Todorovic, 45), 8-Petar Vukcevic, 9-Danilo Sofranac; 10-Veljko Rodenovic (11-Ilija Vujovic, 35), 15- Aldin Catovic, 18- Niksa Vujanovic
Subs not used: 12-Lazar Zivanovic, 14-Levan Nikocevic, 17-Balza Dubljevic
Head coach: Boris Milickovic
 

Statistics: USA / MNE
Shots: 9 / 4
SOG: 6 / 3
Fouls: 3 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Offside: 4 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
MNE – Niksa Vujanovic                 29th minute
MNE – Danilo Sofranac                  31
MNE – Andrej Pupovic                  57           

Officials:
Referee: Ante Culjak
1st Assistant: Drazen Mandir
2nd Assistant: Luka Pusic
4th Official: Zeljko Frkovic 

* Match was 70 minutes with 35 minute halves.

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Croatia
Date:
June 3, 2016         
Competition:
Four-Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
10 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local)
Weather:
79 degrees

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

CRO – Josko Gvardiol                                      16th minute
CRO – Karlo Miljanic                                        38
USA – Gilbert Fuentes                                   41                                               

Lineups:
USA:
22-Alex Bobocea; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.), 15-Kenny Nielsen, 3-George Bello, 6-Mikey Maunsell (17-Sebastian Anderson, 36); 2-Peter Stroud (19-Skyler Smith, 40), 11-Joshua Pynadath (9-Giovanni Reyna, 36), 14-Malik Tillman (13-Gianluca Busio, 36); 18-Max Goeggel, 7-Jack Imperato (20-Gilbert Fuentes, 36) 8-Cade Hagan (16-Julian Gaines, 40)
Subs not used:
1-Damian Las, 5-Jake O’Connor, 10-Efrain Alvarez
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

CRO: 1-Nikola Cavlina; 2-Matej Mamic (15-Gabriel Groznica, 36), 3-Josko Gvardiol, 5-Tino Agic (capt.), 6-Fran Tomek;  7-Boris Galusic, 10-Ivica Vidovic (17-Mateo Beganovic, 36), 11-Filip Braut, 13-Stipe Duspara; 20-Marko Domancic, 22-Karlo Sencar (Karlo Miljanic, 36)
Subs not used: 4-Luka Skarcic, 8-Luka Floridan, 9-Nikola Pavlovic, 12-Mihovil Franetovic, 14-Luka Cajo, 16-Edi Ajanovic, 18-Noz Kristaj, 21-Stipe Biuk
Head coach: Mladen Ivancic

Statistics: USA / CRO
Shots: 9 / 7
SOG: 6 / 6
Fouls: 9 / 14
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
CRO – Stipe Duspara (caution)                   32nd minute            

Officials:
Referee: Ivan Vuckovic
1st Assistant: Ivan Batusic
2nd Assistant: Ivan Mihalj
4th Official: Goran Pecaric

* Match was 70 minutes with two 35 minute halves.

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Serbia
Date:
June 5, 2016         
Competition:
Four Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
7 a.m. ET (1 p.m. local)
Weather:
70 degrees

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

SRB – Andrej Blagojevic                                13th minute
SRB – Edvin Eleven                                          26                                          

Lineups:
USA:
1-Damian Las; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.) (18-Max Goeggel, 52), 3-George Bello, 5-Jake O’Connor (15-Kenny Nielsen, 46), 17- Sebastian Anderson; 2-Peter Stroud, 10-Efrain Alvarez (7-Jack Imperato, 52), 20-Gilbert Fuentes; 9-Giovanni Reyna, 16-Julian Gaines (19-Skyler Smith, 46), 13-Gianluca Busio
Subs not used:
6-Mikey Maunsell, 8-Cade Hagan, 11-Joshua Pynadath, 14-Malik Tillman, 22-Alex Bobocea
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

SRB: 1-Lazar Slavkovic; 2-Srdan Radojkovic (13-Nikola Miric, 64), 3-Dusan Radovanovic (15-Milan Gvozdenovic, 64), 4-Luka Durovic (capt.), 5-Aleksa Matic; 6-Uros Knezevic, 7-Nikola Colic (20-Luka Veljovic, 47), 8-Aleksandar Ilic (21-Milos Pantovic, 35); 9-Edvin Eleven (18-Aleksandar Isailovic, 47), 10-Andrej Blagojevic (16-Pavle Toskovic, 64), 11-Filip Stevanovic (19-Denis Stojkovic, 52)
Subs Not Used: 12- Nikola Cetkovic, 14- Milomir Cvoric, 17- Mitar Ergelas,
Head Coach: Aleksandar Stevanovic

Statistics: USA / SRB
Shots: 12 / 6
SOG: 5 / 3
Fouls: 7 / 13
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
SRB – Uros Knezevic (caution)                    6th minute
SRB – Andrej Blagojevic (caution)             13               

Officials:
Referee: Tino Krecak
1st Assistant: Vedran Durak
2nd Assistant: Davor Kozarec
4th Official: Igor Pajac

* Match was 70 minutes with 35 minute halves.