U.S. Under-19 MYNT Narrowly Falls 1-0 against Morocco to Close March International Window

USA Will Return to Action During June International Window as Prep for This Summer’s 2024 Concacaf U-20 Championship Continues

RABAT, Morocco (March 26, 2024) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s Youth National Team fell 1-0 to Morocco at the Mohammed VI Football Complex to finish the March international window. The Atlas Lions’ Rachad Fettal tallied the game’s lone goal in the 37th minute.

Once again, all 21 field players called into camp logged minutes plus goalkeeper Julian Eyestone. The U.S. goalkeepers and defense did well to keep the game at 1-0 down the stretch, but the USA wasn’t able to find a breakthrough to equalize.

The U-19 MYNT will return to action during the June international window as preparations continue for this summer’s Concacaf U-20 Championship, set for July 18-Aug. 4 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Morocco will seek its fourth FIFA U-20 World Cup appearance at next year’s 2025 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

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 during 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. Morocco
Date: March 26, 2024
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Mohammed VI Football Complex; Rabat, Morocco
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET (10 p.m. local)
Weather: 54 degrees; rainy

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

MAR - Rachad Fettal               37th minute     

USA: 1-Diego Kochen (12-Julian Eyestone, 46), 16-Ethan Kohler (2-Aiden Harangi, 71), 15-Drew Murray (5-Matai Akinmboni, 71), 18- Pierre Neil (4-Noahkai Banks, 46), 17-Luca Bombino (3-Nolan Norris, 76), 13-Paulo Rudisill (6-Pedro Soma, 76), 20-Sergio Oregel (8-Taha Habroune, 71), 14-David Vazquez (10-Cruz Medina, 60), 21-Nighte Pickering (11-Kristian Fletcher, 46), 19-Rodrigo Neri (9-Marcos Zambrano, 46), 23-Favian Loyola (7-William Campbell, 46).
Substitutes not used:  12-Gavin Beavers
Head coach: Michael Nsien

MAR: 12-Yanis Benchaouch, 3-Hamza Koutoune (2-Ali Maamar, 72), 13-Ahmed Khatir, 24-Smail Bakhty, 19-Abdesalam Al Achhab (6-Mohamed Amine El Idrissi, 72), 5-Reda Laalaoui (4-Faissal Al Mazyani, 46), 29-Houssam Essadak, 10-Othmane Maamma (23-Adam Boayar Benaisa, 63), 7-Ilias Boumassoudi (18-Mohammed Hamony, 84), 9-Rachad Fettal (16-Ayman Arguigue, 63), 21-Yassir Zabiri (17-Abdel Hamid Maali, 63)
Subs not used:  1-Abdelhakim Mesbahi, 22-Mohamed Ezzarhouni, 15-Saifdine Chlaghmo, 20-Mohamed Amine Katiba, 14-Saiah Rachid, 11-Brahim Ghalidi, 27-Yassin Tallal.
Head Coach: M. Mohamed Ouahbi

Stats Summary: USA / MAR                          
Shots: 5 / 8
Shots on Goal: 2 / 3
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 16 / 10
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Noahkai Banks (Caution)                      84th minute

Referee: Kadim Zouhair (MAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohamed Kassimi (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Youssef Ayman Elmatrabi (MAR)
Fourth Official: Guezzaz Hatim (MAR)

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