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-U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-20 MNT vs. France U-19 MNT
Date: Friday, Sept.4, 2015
Competition: Stevan Violtic-Cele Tournament
Venue: FK Senta Stadium; Senta, Serbia
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Attendance: 150
Weather: 76 degrees

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F
USA                                     0              1              1
FRA                                      4              2              6                

FRA - Romain Jamrozik                                                  8th minute
FRA - Denis Puel (Arnaud Lusamba)                              12
FRA - Florian Aye                                                            19
FRA - Florian Aye (Denis Poha)                                       45 +1
FRA - Jean Kevin Augustin (Enok Kwateng)                   83
FRA - Florian Aye (Amadou Sylla)                                  88
USA - Emmanuel Sabbi (Victor Mansaray)                      90 +1

Lineups:
USA: 12-Christian Herrera; 5-Justen Glad, 4-Erik Palmer-Brown (capt.), 19-Mauricio Pineda, 3-Pablo Pelaez; 6-Abuchi Obinwa (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 32), 18-James Murphy (16-Ben Swanson, 74); 7-Christian Lucatero (21-Amir Bashti, 32), 11-Sebastian Saucedo, 17-Collin Fernandez (23-Martin Salas, Jr., 70); 20-Victor Mansary
Subs not used: 1-Justin Vom Steeg, 2-Kyle Duncan, 24-Nash Popovic
Not dressed: 8-Cameron Lindley, 10-Kyle Scott, 13-Nick Hinds, 14-Andrew Lombard, 15-Christian Onalfo
Head Coach: Tab Ramos

FRA: 1-Paul Bernardoni; 2-Enok Kwateng, 4-Issa Dipo, 5-Jerome Onguene, 3-Olivier Boscagli (15-Theo Hernandez, 45); 18-Ismael Bennacer (10-Theo Chendri, 76), 6-Arnaud Lusamba (capt.), 11-Denis Poha (19-Ibrahima Sissoko, 77); 12-Romain Jamrozik (17-Guevin Tormin, 83), 20-Florian Aye, 7-Jean Kevin Augustin (13-Amadou Sylla, 84)
Subs not used: 8-Teddy Bouriaud, 9-Paulin Puel, 14-Mickael Panos, 16-Quentin Braat
Head Coach: Ludovic Batteli

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 8 / 12
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 21 / 13
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
FRA – Issa Dipo  (caution)                                              59th minute
USA – James Murphy (caution)                                      67
USA – Pablo Pelaez (caution)                                         73
FRA – Arnaud Lusamba   (caution)                                76
USA – Sebastian Saucedo (caution)                                78
FRA – Ibrahima Sissoko (caution)                                  78

Officials:
Referee: Aleksandar Vasic
1st Assistant: Dejan Petrovic
2nd Assistant: Matija Nad Olajos
4th Official: Gligor Miklos

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U-20 MNT Begins New Cycle at Stevan Vilotic Tournament in Serbia

CHICAGO (Aug. 28, 2015) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 23-player roster that will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia.

The group will begin training on Aug. 30 in Subotica and begin tournament play against Serbia on Sept. 3, before traveling to Senta for a match against France on Sept. 4. The team will conclude the tournament with a placement match on Sept. 7.

“We’re giving a bunch of players an opportunity here to make an impression in the beginning, and I’m excited to be starting a new cycle that will hopefully end in the World Cup in South Korea in 2017,” Ramos said. “We’re taking 23 players in this camp, and the main reason for that is that we have back-to-back games. We play Serbia on Sept. 3 and we play France on Sept. 4, so those will be two completely different lineups and everybody will be able to get on the field and show themselves and show themselves against excellent competition.”

The Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament is the first test of a new U-20 cycle for the U.S. All 23 players from this group were born in 1997, although Erik Palmer-Brown has experience in this age group as he was a part of the 2015 U-20 MNT World Cup team. Thirteen other players participated in MNT camps with the U-18 team earlier this year.

Fourteen players from this roster represent clubs in Major League soccer, while five play in college, and the English Premier League, Bundesliga and USL each have single representatives on the squad. 22 players are products of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Roster by Position: Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Christian Herrera (Real Monarchs; Las Cruces, N.M.), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Nicholas Hinds (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), James Murphy (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Christian Onalfo (LA Galaxy; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting KC; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Pablo Pelaez (Seattle Sounders FC; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.),
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford; Cupertino, Calif.), Collin Fernandez ( Chicago Fire, Downers Grove, Ill.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Abuchi Obinwa (Hannover 96; Orlando, Fla.), , Martin Salas (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Kyle Scott (Chelsea; Winterbourne, Bristol), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (5):  Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Nebojsa Popovic (Saint Louis FC; Loznica, Serbia), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic PSG; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.)

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