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
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
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.