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.Read more
CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) - U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd International U-20 Men’s COTIF Tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain.
The U-19’s will return to Spain for the first time since competing in the Copa del Atlantico Tournament in Las Palmas in early February. The 22-player roster will include 9 players from April’s 2016 Slovakia Cup roster and three players from both previous tournament rosters, to compete in the team’s third tournament of 2016.
The USA will face Venezuela on July 26, Mauritania on July 28, Spain on July 29 and finish group play against Bahrain on Aug. 1.
The U-19’s are coming off a three-game win streak after defeating Georgia (5-1), Ukraine (2-1) and Russia (2-1) to win the 2016 Slovakia Cup in late April.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brady Scott (De Anza Force Academy; Petaluma, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Justin Vom Steeg (Unattached; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, Great Britain), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Eddie Munjoma (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Donovan Pines (DC United; Clarksville, Md.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford University; Cupertino, Calif.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Christian Enriquez (Nomads FC; San Diego, Calif.), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z; Mary Esther, Fla.), Kevin Lankford (FC Heidenheim; Heidenheim, Germany), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, Ill.), Devin Vega (FC Dallas; San Antonio, Texas)
FORWARDS (4): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Abdulkadir Haji (Seacoast United; Manchester, N.H.) Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)