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Global May 27, 2012

U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team closes out Lisbon International Tournament with loss to Portugal

The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team closed out the Lisbon International Tournament with a 1-0 loss against host Portugal.

The U.S. U-18 entered the match having played to two ties, posting solid performances against Slovakia and Poland. Head coach Javier Perez’s squad continued its steadfast path against Portugal. The teams were evenly matched, with each team managing two shots on goal and playing to a scoreless draw in regulation. Portugal’s game-winner, an unfortunate own goal for the U.S., fell in the first minute of stoppage time.

— U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Match Report —

Match: United States U-18 Mens National Team vs. Portugal U-18 MNT
Date: May 26, 2012
Competition: Lisbon International Tournament
Venue: Estadio Nacional; Lisbon, Portugal
Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. local (6:30 a.m. ET)
Attendance: 100
Weather: 70 degrees with a light breeze

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

USA – own goal (Ben Spencer)     91st minute

USA: 1- Zackary Steffen, 3-Jordan Allen, 4-Michael Amick, 5-Trevor Haberkorn (9-Ben Spencer, 89), 6-Mobi Fehr, 7-Kellyn Acosta (16-Marco Delgado, 46), 8-Matthew Dunn, 10-Alejandro Guido (15-Russell Canouse, 46), 14-Jack McBean, 17-Andrew Oliver, 20-Dillon Serna
Subs not used: Jalen Markey, Esteban Rodriguez,Stefanos Stamoulacatos, Malcolm Harris, Ethan Horvath, Zach Pfeffer
Head Coach: Javier Perez
Assistant Coach: Chris Brewer
Goalkeeper Coach: Guillermo Valencia

POR: 12- Oliveira, 2-Azevedo, 3-Figuerido, 6-Teixeira, 7-Maciel (10-Medeiros, 82), 9-Daniel (19-Djumo, 14), 11-Costa (18-Lopes, 14), 13-Silva, 14-Rebocho, 16-Oliveira (8-Chaby, 14), 20-Cortes (17-Silva, 64)
Head Coach: Emilio Peixe
Assistant Coach: Helio Sousa
Goalkeeper Coach: Pedro Roma

Stats Summary: USA / POR
Shots: 10 / 9
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 17 / 16
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – 14-Jack McBean (caution)      45th minute
POR – 2-Azevedo (caution)              58
USA – 16-Marco Delgado (caution)   72

Referee: Krysztof Jakubik (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernani Fernandes (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Garcia (USA)
Fourth Official: Marek Mastis (SVK)

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