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U.S. U-17 MNT drops Vaclav Jezek Tournament opener 4-2 to Russia

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VYSOKE MYTO, Czech Republic (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team dropped its Vaclav Jezek Tournament opener to Russia, 4-2, surrendering a trio of second half goals.

It was Russia that drew first blood, with Alexandr Lomovitskiy burying a penalty in the 13th minute. The U.S. was quick to respond, leveling when Joshua Perez scored a penalty of his own in the 17th. Ten minutes later the U-17’s took the lead when Hugo Arrellano scored.

Russia came out with intensity in the second half with Lomovitskiy scoring a pair of goals within five minutes (63’ and 68’) to complete his hat trick and give his team a lead, which it would hold until the final whistle.

The U-17’s will be back in action tomorrow when they face off with Slovenia.

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Aug. 18, 2015
Competition: Vaclav Jezek Tournament
Venue: Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            2          0          2
RUS                            1          3          4

RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy (penalty)        13th minute
USA                Joshua Perez (penalty)                       17
USA                Hugo Arellano                                    27
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        63
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        68
RUS                Boris Tsygankov                                 82

USA: 1- Will Pulisic; 3- John Nelson, 5- Daniel Barbir, 4- Hugo Arellano (capt.), 2- Alexis Velela; 6- Tyler Adams, 8- Luca de la Torre, 10- Christian Pulisic; 11- Pierre Da Silva, 9- Brandon Vazquez (19- Joe Gallardo, 73), 7- Josh Perez (17- Haji Wright, 73)
Subs Not Used: 12- Kevin Silva, 13- Reginald Cannon, 14- Tanner Dieterich, 15- Auston Trusty, 16- Tommy McCabe, 18- Eric Calvillo, 20- Alejandro Zendejas
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

RUS: 12- Alexandr Maksimenko; 18- Amir Garilov, 4- Nikita Kalugin (capt.), 14- Andrei Zakharov, 3- Konstantin Kotov (15- Semen Matviichuk, 45); 7- Alexandr Lomovitskiy, 8- Anatoly Anisimov, 10- Boris Tsygankov, 11- Dmitrii Pletnev (13- Egor Denisov, 45); 16- Artem Selyukov (17- Nikolay Prudnikov, 32) 6- Konstantin Kuchaev, 51)
Subs Not Used: 1- Denis Adamov, 2- Andrei Kudriavtcev, 5- Alexey Tataev, 9- Fedor Chalov
Head Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov

Stats Summary: USA / RUS

Misconduct Summary:
USA-John Nelson (Caution)              44
USA-Christian Pulisic (Caution)       59
RUS-Amir Garilov (Caution)            63
RUS-Boris Tsygankov (Caution)      64
RUS-Andrei Zakharov (Caution)      75           

Referee:          Blaschke Michal
Referee 2:       Jacisko Jakub
Referee 3:       Lukes Zdenek

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