USA Defeats Xolos 2-1 in Training Camp Friendly

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team defeated Club Tijuana’s U-20/U-18 team during its training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

After neither team tallied in the first half, Xolos subbed in an entirely different team to try to use fresh legs to down the USA. However, in the 53rd minute, U.S. midfielder Nick Taitague converted a penalty kick to take the lead.

Shortly after, Xolos’ Luis Gamiz equalized, proving the new squad was much more a threat in the second half. But with three minutes left in the match, Brandon Servania captured the lead for the U.S. thanks to an assist from Shaft Brewer Jr., finishing the game with a 2-1 victory.

Before camp ends, the U.S. will face San Diego Nomads on April 29 at 10:30 a.m. PT. 

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

Match: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. U-20/U-18 Club Tijuana
April 26, 2016
Domestic Friendly
Olympic Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.
4:30 p.m. PT
66 degrees; Sunny 

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

USA – Nick Taitague (penalty kick)                            53rd minute
Xolos – Luis Gamiz                                                           61
USA – Brandon Servania (Shaft Brewer Jr.)           87                               

  1-Brady Scott; 6-Raul Aguilera (16-Andrew Paoli, 53), 14-Jose Carranza (8-Brandon Servania, 62), 7-Griffin Dorsey (9-Kei Tomozawa, 78), 18-Paxton Pomykal (10-Anthony Fontana, 78); 20-Justin Rennicks, 3-Aedan Stanley (23-Matthew Real, 53), 11-Nick Taitague (19-Shaft Brewer, 62); 4-Angel Uribe, 15-Carson Vom Steeg, 2-Aristotle Zarris (21-Matthew Salas, 78)
Subs not used: 5-Kyle Gruno, 13-Landen Haig, 25-Bailey Heller, 17-Thomas Katsiyiannis, 22-Andrew Morrison

Head coach: Omid Namazi

Xolos: 81-Adrian Zendejas (91-Carlos Higuera, 46); 99-Daniel Gomez (95-Juan Rodriguez, 46), 101-Guillermo Bermudez (281-Ruben Gonzalez, 46), 102-Jesus Enriquez (284-Carlo Chavez, 46), 104-Juan Monticelli (336-Jonathan Esparza, 46); 283-Geraldo Jimenez (345-Brian Perez, 46), 285-Miguel Rodriguez (383-Noe Topete, 46), 286-Victor Carmona (384-Raul Sandoval, 46), 288-Julian Barajas (386-Luis Gamiz, 46); 299-Mark Tanko (389-Daniel Lopez, 46), 301-Victor Landazuri (403-Diego Nunez, 46)
Head coach: Raul Chabrand

Stats Summary: USA / Xolos
Shots: 3 / 1
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 2 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: 14 / 16

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Jose Carranza (caution)                    31st minute
Xolos – Luis Gamiz (caution)                        74