U.S. Under-19 MYNT Tops England 3-2 in Morocco as Prep for Concacaf Championship Continues

Forward Cole Campbell Bags a Brace in U.S. Debut; USA Will Face Morocco on Tuesday, March 26

RABAT, Morocco (March 24, 2024) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s Youth National Team defeated England 3-2 at the Mohammed VI Football Complex in its first match of the March international window. In his first game representing the United States, forward Cole Campbell bagged a brace, while forward Marcos Zambrano added another to boost the USA to victory.

Campbell opened the scoring in the 15th minute before England pulled one back in the 21st on a penalty kick from Bailey Cadamarteri. Zambrano tallied in the 33rd to retake the lead for the U.S. before halftime. After the break, Campbell netted his second in the 49th to put the USA up 3-1. England’s Leo Castledine got the Young Lions closer with an 81st-minute goal, but the U.S. held strong down the stretch to secure the win.

All 21 field players called into camp logged minutes against the Young Lions. Five players that represented the U.S. at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia started the match - defenders Noahkai Banks and Aiden Harangi and midfielders Taha Habroune, Cruz Medina and Pedro Soma. Two more came off the bench - midfielder Paulo Rudisill and forward David Vazquez.

The 2024 Concacaf U-20 Championship is open to players born on or after Jan. 1, 2005. Head coach Michael Nsien will lead the 2005-birth year U-19 MYNT during its preparations for and at the Concacaf Championship this summer. Nsien selected 11 players born in 2005, 12 born in 2006 and one born in 2007, with Philadelphia Union defender Neil Pierre the youngest on the roster.


Match: United States Men’s Under-19 Men’s Youth National Team vs. England
Date: March 24, 2024
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Mohammed VI Football Complex; Rabat, Morocco
Kickoff: 7 a.m. ET (11 a.m. local)
Weather: 70 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1             2             F             
USA                                      2             1             3           
ENG                                      1             1             2

USA -  William Campbell                                15th minute
ENG -  Bailey Cadamarteri (Penalty)           21
USA - #9 Marcos Zambrano                          33
USA - #7 William Campbell                            49
ENG - #7 Leo Castledine                                81

USA: 1-Diego Kochen (12-Gavin Beavers, 46), 2-Aiden Harangi (16-Ethan Kohler, 72), 5-Matai Akinmboni (18-Pierre Neil, 81), 4-Noahkai Banks (15-Drew Murray, 72), 3-Nolan Norris (17-Luca Bombino, 81), 6-Pedro Soma (13-Paulo Rudisill, 81), 8-Taha Habroune (20-Sergio Oregel, 72), 10-Cruz Medina (14-David Vazquez, 72), 11-Kristian Fletcher (21-Nighte Pickering, 60), 9-Marcos Zambrano (19-Rodrigo Neri, 46), 7-William Campbell (23-Favian Loyola, 60)
Subs not used: 22- Julian Eyestone
Head coach: Michael Nsien

ENG: 22-Max Merrick (13-Ben Cisse, 60’), 5-Billy Gee, 19-Benjamin Arthur (2-Alfie Dorrington, 60), 15-Keilen Robinson (6-Kian Best, 46), 14-Travis Patterson (3- Lino Sousa, 46), 16-George Abbott, 8-Noel Buck (4-Tyrese Hall, 69), 12-Joshua Duffus, 10-Jaime Donley, 11-Omari Kellyman (7-Leo Castledine, 69), 18-Bailey Cadamarteri (9-Will Lankshear, 74)
Subs not used:  1-Tommy Setford
Head coach: Will Antwi

Stats Summary: USA / ENG                                        
Shots: 15 / 13
Shots on Goal: 6 / 10
Saves: 9 / 3
Corner Kicks: 0 / 7
Fouls: 10 / 11
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
ENG – Kian Best (Caution)            54th minute

Referee: Zine Driss (MAR)
Assistant Referee 1: El Bidaoui Mohamed (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: El Metlini Ismail (MAR)
Fourth Official: Jmili Ismail (MAR)

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