U-19 MNT Defeats Mauritania 1-0 to Stay Alive in Group A

VALENCIA, Spain (July 29, 2016) - The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team defeated Mauritania 1-0 in its second match at the 2016 COTIF Tournament, to stay alive in Group A play.

While most of the first half looked to go both ways, the USA gained momentum and took the lead just minutes before halftime as Djordie Mihailovic tallied the game-winner in the 40th minute. The goal was enough to seal the USA’s victory and keep the team in a position to push for a spot in the semifinals.

The U.S. will face Spain on July 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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

Match: U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team vs. Mauritania
Date:
July 28, 2016
Competition:
2016 COTIF Tournament
Venue:
Estadio Municipal Els Arcs De L’Alcudia
Kickoff:
9:15 p.m. (local)
Weather:
75 degrees

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

USA – Djordje Mihailovic           40th minute 

Lineups:
USA:
12-Justin Vom Steeg; 7-Marlon Fossey (2-Eddie Munjoma, 62), 19-Donovan Pines, 15-Auston Trusty (capt.), 13-John Nelson; 3-Hugo Arellano, 16-Djordje Mihailovic (21-Nelson Hunsinger, 80), 14-Devin Vega (8-Weston McKennie, 41); 10-Pierre Da Silva, 11-Brandon Vazquez (23-Colby Agu, 62), 9-Isaiah Young
Subs not used:
1-Kevin Silva, 5-Hector Montalvo, 6-Amir Bashti, 17-Abdulkadir Haji, 18-Christian Enriquez, 20-Kevin Lankford, 22-Brady Scott
Head Coach: Brad Friedel

MTN: 1-Oumar Mbarek; 6-Boidiya Abdou (2-Lemrabott El Hacen, 62), 15-Bakary Ndiaye, 3-Aly Abeid (7-Babeker Diop, 74), 5-Babe Niass (12-Fallou Konate, 62); 18-El Hacen El ID, 14-Mohamed Dellah Yaly, 10-El Hassen Teguedi (8-Alassane Diop, 74); 11-Hemeye Tanjy (20-Mohamed Salem Mohamed, 62), 21-Souleimane Sleimane, 9-Fody Traore
Subs not used: 4-Zeidane Youba, 13-Mohamed El Moctar Nech, 16-Amadou Sarr, 17-Ely Cheikh Ethmane, 19-Mohamed Abderrahmane, 22-Mohamed Habibou Rahmane
Head Coach: Luis Fuertes Sastre

Stats Summary: USA / MTN
Shots: 9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 5 / 6
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Fouls: 7 / 9
Offside: 0 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
MTN – Mohamed Dellah Yaly (caution)            21st minute
MTN – El Hacen El ID (caution)                           45
MTN – Souleimane Sleimane (caution)             5

*Note: Game was played with two 40 minute halves.