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Global Aug 24, 2015

U.S. U-17 MNT earns 1-1 draw vs. Slovakia at Vaclav Jezek Tournament

SVITAVY, Czech Republic (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team wrapped up group play at the Vaclav Jezek Tournament with a 1-1 draw against Slovakia.

Slovakia got off to the better start, going on the attack early and converting for the game’s opening goal in the 30th minute. The U.S. response was strong, as the team fortified its defensive efforts and countered with well-structured attacks of its own. In the 70th minute, a foul against the U-17’s set up with a free kick from 35 yards out. Christian Pulisic lined up to take it and whipped a strong cross into the box. Center back Auston Trusty out-jumped the Slovakia defenders and headed in for the game tying goal.

With the draw, the U-17’s group record moves to 0-1-2 in the tournament. The team advances on to play Ukraine on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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

Match: United States U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Slovakia
Date: Aug. 21, 2015
Competition: 22nd International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek
Venue: Zivanice; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 9 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 65 degrees

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

SVK-Christian Herc                                            30th minute
USA-Auston Trusty (Christian Pulisic)               71

USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 3-John Nelson, 15-Auston Trusty, 4-Hugo Arellano, 2-Alexis Velela (18-Eric Calvillo, 46); 6-Tyler Adams, 20-Alejandro Zendejas, 8-Luca de la Torre; 11-Pierre Da Silva (7-Josh Perez, 71), 9-Brandon Vazquez (17-Haji Wright, 62), 10-Christian Pulisic
Subs Not Used:, 5-Daniel Barbir, 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Reginald Cannon,14-Tanner Dieterich, 16-Tommy McCabe,19-Joe Gallardo
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

SVK: 12-Benjamin Szaraz; 15-Denis Nemcek, 4-Matej Oravec, 6-Martin Sulek, 13-Branislav Susolik; 10-Christian Herc (19-Daniel Dubec, 71), 16-Peter Varga, 2-Kamil Jasurek (9-Filip Modorosi, 60), 7-Simon Stefanec (8-Kevin Kele, 46), 5-Kristian Vallo (17-Martin Adamec, 46); 11-Lubomir Tupta
Subs Not Used: 1-Samuel Vavrus, 3-Timotej Jancek, 14-Milan Kvocera, 18-Viktor Jedinak, 20-Filip Bango
Head Coach: Milan Malatinsky

Misconduct Summary:
USA-Eric Calvillo (Caution)                     77th minute           

Head Referee: Vodrazka Dan
Referee 1: Braun Martin
Referee 2: Hojsik Petr

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