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2015 Nordic Cup Championship

Sunne, Sweden
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U-18 MNT Claims Fifth at Open Nordic Cup with 2-1 Win against Finland

ANGEVI, Sweden (Aug. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team defeated Finland, 2-1, to clinch fifth place at the 2015 Open Nordic Cup in Sweden.  Griffin Dorsey gave the MNT the lead in the first half, heading home a cross sent in from the left by Jonathan Gonzalez. In the second half, Nick Taitague pushed the lead to two, banging in an assist from Justin Rennicks.  Read more
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U-18 MNT Falls to Host Sweden in Final Open Nordic Cup Group Game

KARLSTAD, Sweden (Aug. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team dropped its third and final group game in the Open Nordic Cup, 2-1, to host Sweden. The U.S. struck for the first goal of the game when Andrew Carleton converted a penalty kick in the 35th minute, giving the MNT the lead. In the second frame, Sweden came out on the attack and earned a corner kick in the 50th minute Read more
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U-18 MNT Falls to Iceland 2-0 in Second Game of Open Nordic Cup

SUNNE, Sweden (Aug. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team put in a pair of own goals to fall 2-0 to Iceland in the second game of the Open Nordic Cup.  Each of the two goals came from MNT clearances that were mistakenly hit into the back of the net.  The loss comes just a day after the U-18’s 2-0 win against Faroe Islands. The team will be back on the field o Read more
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U-18 MNT Starts Open Nordic Cup with 2-0 Win Against Faroe Islands

SUNNE, Sweden (August 4, 2015) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team started its run at the 2015 Open Nordic Cup in Sweden with a 2-0 win against Faroe Islands.  The game kicked off a new cycle for the U-18 age group, with a new team of 20 players - all born in 1999 - competing for the U.S. In their first game with the U-18’s, Danny Joes and Nick Taitague punched in goals Read more
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Q&A: Javier Perez Discusses Open Nordic Cup and New U-18 MNT Cycle

The U-18 Men’s National Team and head coach Javier Perez are in Sweden for the Open Nordic Cup. Perez talked with ussoccer.com to discuss the team and the new players which open a new cycle with this tournament. ussoccer.com: What’s it like to be back at it with a new group of players for a brand new U-18 MNT cycle? Javier Perez: “Every time we start a new cycle it’s very e Read more
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U-18 MNT Roster Named for Open Nordic Cup in Sweden

CHICAGO (July 28, 2015) – U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Javier Perez has named a 20-man roster that will head to Sweden for the 2015 Open Nordic Cup Tournament from July 30-Aug. 10.  The U-18 MNT will begin play on Tuesday, Aug. 4, when its faces Faroe Islands in Mallbaken. It will then travel to Karlstad to continue its run one day later against Iceland on Wednesda Read more
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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Tingvalla; Karlstad, Sweden 250 Dorsey, Taitague
1-2 L Tingvalla; Karlstad, Sweden 500 Carleton
0-2 L Kolsvik; Sunne, Sweden 200 --
2-0 W Strandvallen, Mallbacken; Sunne, Sweden 215 Jones, Taitague

2015 Open Nordic Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-6 125 Sanford, Fla. Orlando City
D 6-2 173 Glastonbury, Conn. New England Revolution Academy
D 5-8 165 Haileah Gardens, Fla. Kendall SC
F 5-8 145 Powder Springs, Ga. Atlanta United FC
M 5-3 120 Manassas, Va. D.C. United
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. Capital Area RailHawks Academy
F 6-0 150 Evergreen, Colo. Colorado Rush
F 5-5 120 Santa Rosa, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
F 5-10 146 Encino, Calif. Real So Cal
D 5-6 145 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
GK 6-1 165 Westminster, Calif. LA Galaxy
M 5-11 150 Miami, Fl. Kendall SC
F 5-8 158 Boston, Mass. New England Revolution
GK 5-11 150 Petaluma, Calif. De Anza Force
D 5-11 170 Columbia, Ill. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 6-2 170 Encino, Calif. Unattached
M 5-8 138 Midlothian, Va. FC Richmond
M 5-4 115 Lilburn, Ga. Georgia United
D 6-0 170 Santa Barbra, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-8 145 Casa Grande, Ariz. Unattached

2015 Open Nordic Cup

Raul Aguilera Jr.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Sanford, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City

Calvin Aroh

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
173

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Glastonbury, Conn.

Club:
New England Revolution Academy

Jordi Avila

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Haileah Gardens, Fla.

Club:
Kendall SC

Andrew Carleton

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Jose Carranza

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Manassas, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Lucas del Rosario

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
122

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area RailHawks Academy

Griffin Dorsey

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Evergreen, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Jonathan Gonzalez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Wilson Harris

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
146

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Encino, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Daniel Jones

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
West Hartford, Conn.

Club:
New England Revolution

Eric Lopez

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Westminster, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Gabriel Paniagua

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Miami, Fl.

Club:
Kendall SC

Justin Rennicks

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Boston, Mass.

Club:
New England Revolution

Brady Scott

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Petaluma, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Aedan Stanley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Columbia, Ill.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Callum Stretch

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Encino, Calif.

Club:
Unattached

Nick Taitague

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

Club:
FC Richmond

Juan Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

Club:
Georgia United

Carson Vom Steeg

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Santa Barbra, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Aristotle Zarris

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:
Unattached

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Sweden 3 3 0 0 9 1 8 9
Iceland 3 2 1 0 4 3 1 6
USA 3 1 2 0 3 4 -1 3
Faroe Islands 3 0 3 0 0 8 -8 0

Group A

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Aug. 4 United States vs. Faroe Islands 2-0 Strandvallen, Mallbacken; Sunne, Sweden
Aug. 4 Sweden vs. Iceland 3-0 Hagforsvallen; Hagfors, Sweden
Aug. 5 United States vs. Iceland 0-2 Kolsvik; Sunne, Sweden
Aug. 5 Faroe Islands vs. Sweden 0-4
Solviksvallen; Arvika, Sweden
Aug. 7 Sweden vs. United States 2-1
Tingvalla; Karlstad, Sweden
Aug. 7 Iceland vs. Faroe Islands 2-0 Sporthälla IP; Säffle, Sweden

Placement Matches 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Aug. 9 Iceland vs. Denmark 5-4 a.e.t. Sannerudsvallen, Sweden
Aug. 9 United States vs. Finland 2-1 Ängevi, Sweden
Aug. 9 Faroe Islands vs. Norway 0-6 Mallbacken, Sweden
Aug. 9 Sweden vs. Poland 1-0 Kolsvik, Sweden
Format: Placement matches will be determined after round-robin play with the top two teams in the standings vying for the tournament title. 

U.S. U-18 Men's National Team - 2015 Nordic Cup Stats

Record: 2-2-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Raul Aguilera M 3 1 103 0 0 0 2/0
Calvin Aroh D 1 1 48 0 0 0 1/0
Jordi Avila D 4 3 267 0 0 0 0/0
Andrew Carleton F 4 3 259 1 0 2 0/0
Jose Carranza M 4 1 69 0 0 0 0/0
Lucas del Rosario F 4 1 154 0 1 1 0/0
Griffin Dorsey F 4 3 196 1 0 2 1/0
Jonathan Gonzalez M 4 3 268 0 1 1 0/0
Wilson Harris F 3 1 85 0 0 0 0/0
Daniel Jones D 4 4 320 1 0 2 0/0
Eric Lopez GK 3 3 240 0 0 0 0/0
Gabriel Paniagua M 3 2 124 0 0 0 0/0
Justin Rennicks F 4 2 174 0 1 1 0/0
Brady Scott GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Aedan Stanley D 4 4 320 0 1 1 1/0
Callum Stretch D 3 1 53 0 0 0 0/0 
Nick Taitague M 4 1 162 2 0 4 0/0
Juan Torres M 3 2 158 0 0 0 0/0
Carson Vom Steeg D 4 3 272 0 0 0 1/0
Aristotle Zarris F 4 3 208 0 0 0 0/0


0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 2
Totals
4 4 320 5 4 14 6/0
Opponent Totals
4 4 320 5 2 12 3/0

2015 Nordic Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Eric Lopez 3 3 240 5 3 1 1.00 2-1-0
Brady Scott 1 1 80 0 2 0 2.00 0-1-0
Totals 4 4 320 5 5 1 1.25 2-2-0
Opponent Totals 4 4 320 5 5 1 1.25 2-2-0

Updated through Aug. 9, 2015

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