U-19 MNT Falls to Venezuela 2-0 in 2016 COTIF Tournament

VALENCIA, Spain (July 27, 2016) - The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team fell to Venezuela 2-0 in its first match of the 2016 COTIF Tournament group stage.

The USA held a predominantly older Venezuela scoreless in the first half, but allowed the game’s first goal against the run of play early in the second half as Herber Garcia Torreal gave Venezuela the lead in the 48th minute and Jose Balza Liscano sealed the scoreline minutes later.

The U.S. will face Mauritania on Thursday, July 28th at 3:15 p.m. ET.

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

Match: U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela
Date:
July 26, 2016
Competition:
2016 COTIF Tournament
Venue:
Estadio Municipal Els Arcs De L’Alcudia
Kickoff:
10:30 p.m. local
Weather:
75 degrees

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

VEN – Heber Garcia Torreal                    48th minute
VEN – Jose Balza Liscano                         53

Lineups:
USA:
1-Kevin Silva; 7-Marlon Fossey, 5-Hector Montalvo (6-John Nelson, 41), 15-Auston Trusty, 3-Hugo Arellano (19-Donovan Pines, 73); 8-Weston McKennie (capt.) (18-Christian Enriquez, 73), 6-Amir Bashti (16-Djordje Mihailovic, 41), 21-Nelson Hunsinger; 9-Isaiah Young (20-Kevin Lankford, 56), 23-Colby Agu (2-Eddie Munjoma, 56), 10-Pierre Da Silva (11-Brandon Vazquez, 56)
Subs not used:
12-Justin Vom Steeg, 14-Devin Vega, 17-Abdulkadir Haji
Head Coach: Brad Friedel

VEN: 1-Wuilker Farinez Aray; 20-Ronald Hernandez, 17-Josua Antonio Mejias, 4-Jean Franco Fuentes, 3-Eduin Quero Albarracin (22-Alexander Acevedo Petequin, 57); 6-Cristhian Rivas Vielma (21-Leomar Pinto Blanco, 75), 8-Yangel Ravelo Herrera, 15-Luis Alejandro Ramirez (14-Heber Garcia Torreal, 30), 10-Yeferson Julio Soteldo (13-Yonder Daniel Vargas, 75); 9-Ronaldo Daniel Chacon (7-Jose Balza Liscano, 33), 11-Ronaldo Luis Pena Vargas
Subs not used: 2-William Daniel Velazquez, 5-Jose Rafael Hernandez, 12-Joel Graterol Nader, 16-Gregoria Pinto Mariani, 18-Victor Miguel Rivero, 19-Jhonny Monsalve Ramirez
Head Coach: Rafael Dudamel 

Stats Summary: USA / VEN
Shots: 2 / 9
Shots on Goal: 1 / 3
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 0 / 3
Fouls: 9 / 14
Offside: 4 / 2 

Misconduct Summary:
VEN – Jean Franco Fuentes (caution)                  28th minute

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