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U-20 MNT Downed by England 2-0 in Last Match of Four Nations Tournament

ROCHDALE, U.K. (Oct. 10, 2016) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team fell to Four Nations Tournament host England after a hard-fought match in the teams’ final game of the competition.

The USA found itself in a 0-0 deadlock against a strong England side during almost the entirety of the match. However, England midfielder Ovie Ejaria was able to break the stalemate with an 84th minute goal, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead late in the game. Striker Dominic Solanke was able to convert a penalty kick in the fourth minute of added time to secure the 2-0 scoreline.

This match brings the Four Nations Tournament to a close. Despite the 0-3-0 record, the tournament provided the U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos an opportunity to test out a different pool of players, including a majority who play overseas, in preparation for next summer’s 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup. 

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. England
Date: Oct. 10, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, U.K.
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local)
Attendance: 1,500
Weather: 47 degrees; Clear

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

ENG – Ovie Ejaria (Ainsley Maitland-Niles)                 84th minute
ENG – Dominic Solanke (penalty kick)                         90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 13-Miles Robinson (2-Marlon Fossey, 65), 14-Tommy Redding, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (capt.), 16-Hugo Arellano; 8-Derrick Jones, 21-Danny Acosta, 10-Gedion Zelalem (7-Brooks Lennon, 83); 20-Luca De La Torre, 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 65), 11-Sebastian Saucedo (19-Victor Mansaray, 77)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 17-Toni Suddoth, 19-Victor Mansaray, 24-Auston Trusty
Not Dressed: 3-Marcello Borges, 6-Weston McKinnie
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ENG: 13-Dean Henderson (1-Luke Southwood, 45); 2-Kyle Walker-Peters (3-Jonjoe Kenny, 45), 14-Reece Oxford, 12-Jake Clarke-Salter (6-Taylor Moore, 45), 16-Callum Connolly (17-Tafari Moore, 62); 11-Harrison Chapman (21-Ovie Ejaria, 77), 18-Ainsley Maitland-Niles (capt.), 23-Louis Reed (19-Axel Tuanzebe, 45); 7-Patrick Roberts (9-Adam Armstrong, 62), 10-Dominic Solanke, 25-Callum Roberts (20-Kieran Dowell, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-Dael Fry, 8-Ademola Lookman, 15-Fikayo Tomori, 24-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Not Dressed: 4-Lewis Cook
Head coach: Paul Williams

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 5 / 12
Shots on Goal: 1 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

USA – Danny Acosta (caution)                                           42nd minute

Officials:
Referee: Oliver Langford (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Gooch (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Bristow (ENG)
Fourth Official: Martin Woods (ENG)

Man of the Match: Luca De La Torre

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. England
Date: Oct. 10, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, England
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local)
Attendance: 1,500
Weather: 47 degrees; Clear

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

ENG – Ovie Ejaria (Ainsley Maitland-Niles)                 84th minute
ENG – Dominic Solanke (penalty kick)                         90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 13-Miles Robinson (2-Marlon Fossey, 65), 14-Tommy Redding, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (capt.), 16-Hugo Arellano; 8-Derrick Jones, 21-Danny Acosta, 10-Gedion Zelalem (7-Brooks Lennon, 83); 20-Luca De La Torre, 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 65), 11-Sebastian Saucedo (19-Victor Mansaray, 77)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 17-Toni Suddoth, 19-Victor Mansaray, 24-Auston Trusty
Not Dressed: 3-Marcello Borges, 6-Weston McKinnie
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ENG: 13-Dean Henderson (1-Luke Southwood, 45); 2-Kyle Walker-Peters (3-Jonjoe Kenny, 45), 14-Reece Oxford, 12-Jake Clarke-Salter (6-Taylor Moore, 45), 16-Callum Connolly (17-Tafari Moore, 62); 11-Harrison Chapman (21-Ovie Ejaria, 77), 18-Ainsley Maitland-Niles (capt.), 23-Louis Reed (19-Axel Tuanzebe, 45); 7-Patrick Roberts (9-Adam Armstrong, 62), 10-Dominic Solanke, 25-Callum Roberts (20-Kieran Dowell, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-Dael Fry, 8-Ademola Lookman, 15-Fikayo Tomori, 24-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Not Dressed: 4-Lewis Cook
Head coach: Paul Williams

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 5 / 12
Shots on Goal: 1 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Danny Acosta (caution)                                           42nd minute

Officials:
Referee: Oliver Langford (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Gooch (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Bristow (ENG)
Fourth Official: Martin Woods (ENG)

Man of the Match: Luca De La Torre

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U-20 MNT Downed by England 2-0 in Last Match of Four Nations Tournament

ROCHDALE, U.K. (Oct. 10, 2016) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team fell to Four Nations Tournament host England after a hard-fought match in the teams’ final game of the competition.

The USA found itself in a 0-0 deadlock against a strong England side during almost the entirety of the match. However, England midfielder Ovie Ejaria was able to break the stalemate with an 84th minute goal, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead late in the game. Striker Dominic Solanke was able to convert a penalty kick in the fourth minute of added time to secure the 2-0 scoreline.

This match brings the Four Nations Tournament to a close. Despite the 0-3-0 record, the tournament provided the U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos an opportunity to test out a different pool of players, including a majority who play overseas, in preparation for next summer’s 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup. 

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. England
Date: Oct. 10, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, U.K.
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local)
Attendance: 1,500
Weather: 47 degrees; Clear

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

ENG – Ovie Ejaria (Ainsley Maitland-Niles)                 84th minute
ENG – Dominic Solanke (penalty kick)                         90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 13-Miles Robinson (2-Marlon Fossey, 65), 14-Tommy Redding, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (capt.), 16-Hugo Arellano; 8-Derrick Jones, 21-Danny Acosta, 10-Gedion Zelalem (7-Brooks Lennon, 83); 20-Luca De La Torre, 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 65), 11-Sebastian Saucedo (19-Victor Mansaray, 77)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 17-Toni Suddoth, 19-Victor Mansaray, 24-Auston Trusty
Not Dressed: 3-Marcello Borges, 6-Weston McKinnie
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ENG: 13-Dean Henderson (1-Luke Southwood, 45); 2-Kyle Walker-Peters (3-Jonjoe Kenny, 45), 14-Reece Oxford, 12-Jake Clarke-Salter (6-Taylor Moore, 45), 16-Callum Connolly (17-Tafari Moore, 62); 11-Harrison Chapman (21-Ovie Ejaria, 77), 18-Ainsley Maitland-Niles (capt.), 23-Louis Reed (19-Axel Tuanzebe, 45); 7-Patrick Roberts (9-Adam Armstrong, 62), 10-Dominic Solanke, 25-Callum Roberts (20-Kieran Dowell, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-Dael Fry, 8-Ademola Lookman, 15-Fikayo Tomori, 24-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Not Dressed: 4-Lewis Cook
Head coach: Paul Williams

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 5 / 12
Shots on Goal: 1 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

USA – Danny Acosta (caution)                                           42nd minute

Officials:
Referee: Oliver Langford (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Gooch (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Bristow (ENG)
Fourth Official: Martin Woods (ENG)

Man of the Match: Luca De La Torre

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Ramos Names 22-Player U-20 MNT Roster for 2016 Four Nations Tournament

CHICAGO (Sept. 30, 2016) - U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 22-player roster for the upcoming 2016 U-20 Men’s Four Nations Tournament set to take place from Oct. 2-11 in Manchester, England.

The USA will first face Germany on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. ET, then the Netherlands on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. ET, and finally the host country England on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

The tournament will serve as further preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place in South Korea next May. Germany and England have already punched their ticket to the World Cup, so the USA will come in to these matches ready to face a potential opponent, were they to qualify for the tournament next year. The Qualifying tournament takes place next Feb. 17-March 5 in Costa Rica.

This will be the third tournament of 2016 for Ramos and the U-20’s as they recently competed in the 2016 Dallas Cup back in March and won the U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational in July.

Ramos is pulling out all the stops for the Four Nations tournament, calling up 17 professional players for the 22-player roster. Out of these 22 players, 11 compete abroad, four play with MLS clubs, three compete in the USL, three play at the collegiate level, and one plays with a Development Academy club.

“It’s an opportunity to see some of these players play together,” Ramos said. “Some of them have never played together before, and obviously having the opportunity to play Germany, England and Holland is huge. These are the type of games that when players make plays and do well you have to take that into account because it has a lot of value.”

This tournament will mark the return of Gedion Zelalem and Cameron Carter-Vickers to the U.S. U-20 squad for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, while Derrick Jones and Toni Suddoth receive their first U-20 MNT call-up.

2016 U-20 MNT Four Nations Tournament

Date

Match

Time (All times in ET)

Location

Oct. 5

USA vs. Germany

10 a.m.

Leigh Sports Stadium; Leigh, UK

Oct. 5

England vs. Netherlands

2 p.m.

Boundry Park; Oldham, Lancashire

Oct. 7

USA vs. Netherlands

10 a.m.

Moss Lane; Altrincham, Manchester

Oct. 7

England vs. Germany

2 p.m.

John Smith’s Stadium; Huddersfield, UK

Oct. 10

USA vs. England

2 p.m.

Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, UK

Oct. 10

Germany vs. Netherlands

2 p.m.

Leigh Sports Stadium; Leigh, UK


2016 U-20 MNT Four Nations Tournament Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Fortuna Dusseldorf; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Marlon Fossey (Fulham; Surbiton, England), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.), Toni Suddoth (VfB Stuttgart), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel FC; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Luca De La Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Bethlehem Steel FC), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool., Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Weston McKinnie (Shalke 04; Little Elm, Texas), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro; Orange County, Calif.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal; Bethesda, Md.)      
FORWARDS (5): Jeremy Ebobisse (Charleston Battery; Bethesda, Md.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Park City, Utah), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)

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