U.S. Soccer

2015 U-18 Men's NTC Invitational

U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, California
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U-18 MNT Draws Czech Republic at NTC Invitational in Carson

CHICAGO (July 13, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team finished competition at the 2015 NTC Men’s U-18 Invitational Tournament with a 1-1 draw against Czech Republic at StubHub Center.

The USA took an early lead in the game thanks to some nifty moves from Sebastian Elney in the sixth minute. Elney saw a bad pass made at midfield and took advantage, stealing the ball, sliding past a Czech defender and running towards the Czech box. From the left flank, Elney tried to cross it to the center but the ball hit the goalkeeper’s heel instead and bounced inside for an own goal and the USA’s lead.

Despite strong efforts from the U.S. defense, the Czech Republic continued pushing forward, trying to find the back of the net. On the 65th minute, January Kutcha found some space off a corner and headed home the equalizer. Coy Craft had the best chance to score a game-winner for the USA with a shot in stoppage time, but his attempt hit the crossbar and kept the draw between the two sides.

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

Match: U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team vs. Czech Republic U-18 National Team
Date:
Monday, July 13, 2015
Competition:
2015 U-18 Men’s NTC Invitational
Venue: StubHub Center
Kickoff: 5:00 PM Local Time
Weather: 65 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             

USA                             1          0          1
CZE                                0        1          1

USA – Sebastian Elney              6th minute
CZE – January Kuchta                             65

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann (GK) (Capt); 7-Malcolm Jones, 11-Mauricio Pineda, 17-Hugo Arellano, 15-Pablo Pelaez; 23-James Murphy (14-Ben Swanson, 46), 20-Jackson Yueill (10-Cameron Lindley, 64), 2-Mukwelle Akale; 6-Sebastian Elney (24-Christian Lucatero, 87), 13-Emmanuel Sabbi (8-Victor Mansaray, 90), 16-Haji Wright (3-Coy Craft, 64)
Subs not used: 12-JT Marcinokwski, 4-Kyle Duncan, 21-Alexis Velela, 9-Sebastian Saucedo
Head Coach: Javier Perez

CZE: 1-January Stejska (GK); 2-January Zarsky (3-Matej Helebrand, 46), 20-David Brezina (4-Martin Chlumecky, 87), 21-David Lischka, 13-Vojtech Cmelik; 15-Petr Prucha, 22-Daniel Trubac, 8-Jiri Januska (18-Tomas Wiesner, 64), 10-Matej Pulkrab (7-Jiri Klima, 46); 11-Denis Lanka (6-January Kuchta, 46), 17-Ondrej Mihalik (Capt) (19-Tomas Ladra, 84)
Subs not used: 16-Dominik Svaceck, 9-Ondrej Badocha, 14-Jakub Kucera
Head Coach: Pavel Malura

Stats Summary: USA / CZE
Shots: 10 / 9
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 12 / 7
Fouls: 7 / 12
Offsides: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
CZE – January Zarsky (caution)                       43rd minute
CZE – David Brezenia (caution)                       62
USA – Ben Swanson (caution)                        71
CZE – Jiri Klima (caution)                               90

Officials:
Referee: Adam Finney
Assistant Referee 1: Chris Hutchinson
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner
4th Official: Joe Dickerson

 

 

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, StubHub Center; Carson, Calif. Elney
1-2 L Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, StubHub Center; Carson, Calif. Yueill

2015 U-18 MNT NTC Invitational

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
F 5-4 115 Minneapolis, Minn. Villareal CF
D 5-9 150 Kearny, NJ. Michigan
F 6-0 165 Glade Spring, Va. FC Dallas
D 5-10 139 Brooklyn, N.Y. New York Red Bulls Academy
F 6-0 167 Lake Worth, Fla. Philadelphia Union
D 5-10 153 Chino Hills, California LA Galaxy Academy
GK 6-4 180 Newport Beach, Calif. Univeristy of California
M 5-10 165 Carmel, Ind. Chicago Fire Academy
D 5'9 160 Montclair, N.J. Ohio State
F 5-8 135 Pasadena, Texas Houston Dynamo Academy
M 6-0 170 Des Moines, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
GK 5-11 164 Alamo, Calif. Georgetown
M 5-11 160 Scotch Plains, N.J. Players Development Academy
D 5-8 140 San Diego, Calif. Seattle Sounders Academy
D 6-0 165 Bolingbrook, Illinois Chicago Fire Academy
M 5-9 150 Libertyville, Ill. Chicago Magic PSG
F 5-7 145 Casa Grande, Ariz. Veracruz
M 5-7 140 Grove City, Ohio Columbus Crew
F 6-2 160 Los Angeles, Calif. New York Cosmos
M 5-10 140 Bloomington, Minn. UCLA

2015 U-18 MNT NTC Invitational

Mukwelle Akale

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

Club:
Villareal CF

Marcello Borges

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Kearny, NJ.

Club:
Michigan

Coy Craft

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Glade Spring, Va.

Club:
FC Dallas

Kyle Duncan

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
139

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Sebastian Elney

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
167

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lake Worth, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Malcom Jones

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
153

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Chino Hills, California

Club:
LA Galaxy Academy

Jonathan Klinsmann

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:
Univeristy of California

Cameron Lindley

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

Club:
Chicago Fire Academy

Andrew Lombard

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
Ohio State

Christian Lucatero

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Pasadena, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo Academy

Victor Mansaray

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Des Moines, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

JT Marcinkowski

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
164

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Alamo, Calif.

Club:
Georgetown

James Murphy

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Scotch Plains, N.J.

Club:
Players Development Academy

Pablo Pelaez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Sounders Academy

Mauricio Pineda

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Illinois

Club:
Chicago Fire Academy

Emmanuel Sabbi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Magic PSG

Sebastian Saucedo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:
Veracruz

Ben Swanson

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Grove City, Ohio

Club:
Columbus Crew

Haji Wright

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Jackson Yueill

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bloomington, Minn.

Club:
UCLA

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Uruguay 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
United States  2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1
Czech Republic  2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1

Group A

Date Match Result Venue
July 11 United States vs. Uruguay 1-2 Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
July 13 United States vs. Czech Republic 1-1 Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
July 15 Czech Republic vs. Uruguay 0-1 Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center; Carson, Calif.

U.S. U-18 Men's National Team - 2015 NTC Invitational Stats

Record: 0-1-1 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Mukwelle Akale F 2 2 135 0 0 0 0/0
Hugo Arellano D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0 
Marcello Borges D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Coy Craft F 2 1 94 0 0 0 0/0
Kyle Duncan D 1 1 90 0 0 0 1/0
Sebastian Elney
D 2 2 131 1 0 2 0/0
Malcom Jones D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Jonathan Klinsmann GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Cameron Lindley M 2 1 94 0 0 0 0/0
Andrew Lombard D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Christian Lucatero F 2 0 27 0 0 0 0/0
Victor Mansaray M 2 1 46 0 0 0 0/0
JT Marcinkowski GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
James Murphy M 1 1 45 0 0 0 0/0
Pablo Pelaez D 2 2 180 0 0 0 1/0
Mauricio Pineda D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Emmanuel Sabbi M 2 1 112 0 0 0 0/0
Sebastian Saucedo M 1 1 67 0 0 0 0/0
Ben Swanson M 2 1 135 0 0 0 1/0
Haji Wright F 2 1 86 0 0 0 0/0
Jackson Yueill M 2 2 108 1 0 2 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
2 2 180 2 0 4 3/0
Opponent Totals
2 2 180 3 0 6 4/0

2015 NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Johnathan Klinsmann 2 2 180 2 3 0 1.50 0-1-1
JT Marcinkowski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Totals 2 2 180 2 3 0 1.50 0-1-1
Opponent Totals 2 2 180 3 2 0 1.00 1-0-1

Updated through July 13, 2015

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