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U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team wins U.S. Soccer Invitational

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CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – On the final day of competition, the U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team rode a three-goal second half surge to a 4-1 win against Jamaica and the top of the final standings of the 2018 U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational.

2018 U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational Standings
Team GP W L D Pts. GF GA GD
USA (U-19) 3 2 0 1 7 7 3 4
USA (U-20) 3 2 1 0 6 6 3 2
Venezuela 3 1 1 1 4 4 5 -1
Jamaica 3 0 3 0 0 2 8 -6

Using goals from Isaac Angking, Declan McGlynn, Ulysses Llanez and Joshua Penn, the U-19 MNT finished the early game of the third matchday on top of the table. The team then awaited the result of the later game between the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team and Venezuela, to confirm its title.

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With Venezuela needing to surpass the U.S. on goal differential to have a chance at the title, the U-20 MNT insured their younger counterparts need not worry, defeating La Vinotinto 3-1 to finish second in the final standings.

U.S. U-19 MNT 4, Jamaica 1:
The U-19 MNT got off on the right track, scoring first for the third consecutive game of the tournament as Angking converted a penalty kick in the 24th minute. The New England Revolution midfielder’s conversion was equalized five minutes into first half stoppage time by Jamaica’s Tyreek Magee.

Two minutes into the second half, 2017-2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16/17 West Conference Player of the Year Llanez won the ball off an ill-timed back pass from Jamaica, and immediately played a pass into the path of McGlynn who finished into the bottom right corner of the net.

In the 74th minute, Llanez was back in on the action, this time on the goal scoring end of the USA’s attack. Receiving the ball from LA Galaxy teammate Julian Araujo, Llanez fired from 25 yards out and into the right upper corner of the goal.

Three minutes later, the USA put the game away for good. Receiving a pass inside the Jamaica penalty box, forward Manuel Terrazas played a cross back through the box to the feet of Penn, who finished into the net.

U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team vs. Jamaica U-20 National Team
Date: Sept. 11, 2018
Competition: 2018 U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET

Weather: 87 degrees; sunny

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

USA – Isaac Angking (penalty kick)                  24th minute
JAM – Tyreek Magee                                      45+5
USA – Declan McGlynn (Ulysses Llanez)        47
USA – Ulysses Llanez (Julian Araujo)              74
USA – Joshua Penn (Manuel Terrazas)           77

USA: 12-Johan Penaranda; 15-Khai Brisco (2-Akil Watts, 46), 21-Carlo Ritaccio (4-Julian Araujo, 46), 5-JJ Foe Nuphaus, 18-Joshua Penn; 8-Chris Goslin (14-Blaine Ferri, 63), 16-Isaac Angking, 10-George Acosta (3-Nathan Harriel, 46); 7-Jacobo Reyes (9-Manuel Terrazas, 63), 11-Ulysses Llanez, 17-Declan McGlynn
Subs not used: 1-Sam Fowler
Head coach: Dave Van den Bergh

JAM: 13-Tajay Griffiths; 6-Nickache Murray, 2-Kimani Gibbons, 5-Jamoi Topey, 4-Calwayne Allen; 15-Nathan Thomas, 11-Shande James, 10-Tyreek Magee (12-Kameron Lacey, 72); 8-Ricardo McIntosh (16-Richard Thompson, 40), 9-Nicque Daley, 7-Kaheem Parris
Subs not used: 1-Daniel Russel, 3-Trey Bennett, 14-Brandon Smith

Stats Summary: USA / JAM
Shots: 10 / 4
Shots on Goal: 8 / 3
Saves: 2 / 8
Fouls: 7 / 8
Corners: 2­ / 3
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
JAM – Jamoi Topey (caution)             67th minute
JAM – Shande James (caution)          87

Referee: Albert Escovar
Assistant Referee: Hassan Belmnahia
Assistant Referee: Abdel Kuttaineh
4th Official: Lyubomir Sapundzhiev

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.

U.S. U-20 MNT 3, Venezuela 1:
In the later match on the final day of competition, the U.S. U-20 MNT got off to a quick start with a goal from AFC Ajax speedster Sergino Dest. The strike, coming in the second minute, was assisted by Dest’s fellow 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup teammate Jaylin Lindsey.

A half hour later, Venezuela evened the score line from the penalty spot.

Entering the second half tied 1-1, LA Galaxy midfielder Alex Mendez sparked the USA to victory with assists in the 63rd and 64thminutes.

In the 63rd, Mendez found Atlanta United Homegrown playmaker Andrew Carleton for a score and a minute later connected with Toronto FC Homegrown forward Ayo Akinola, who cemented the 3-1 win.

The victory vaulted the U-20 MNT to a second place finish at the tournament.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela
Date: Sept. 11, 2018
Competition: 2018 U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET
Weather: 90 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary:                  1          2          F
USA                                         1          2          3
VEN                                         1          0          1

USA – Sergino Dest (Jaylin Lindsey)               2nd minute
VEN – Christian Makoun (penalty kick)          33
USA – Andrew Carleton (Alex Mendez)         63
USA – Ayo Akinola (Alex Mendez)                  64

USA: 1-Brady Scott; 13-Jaylin Lindsey, 5-Mark McKenzie (capt.), 4-Chris Richards, 3-Chris Gloster; 7-Juan Torres (24-Christian Cappis, 86), 6-Brandon Servania, 8-Alex Mendez; 14-Sergino Dest (23-Frankie Amaya, 68), 19-Ayo Akinola, 10-Andrew Carleton
Subs not used: 2-Manny Perez, 11-Paxton Pomykal, 16-Lennard Maloney, 17-Shaft Brewer Jr., 18-Sam Vines, 21-Andres Jimenez, 22-Jacob Schick
Head coach: Tab Ramos

VEN: 1-Miguel Silva; 2-Pablo Bonila, 16-Roberto Chacon, 5-Christian Makoun (capt.), 6-Miguel Navarro (4-Alfonzo Crespo, 89); 13-Jorge Yriarte (8-Carlos Ramos, 81), 14-Jose Rondon (15-Diosbert Rivero, 81), 18-Cristian Casseres; 17-Jorge Echeverria (3-Ignacio Anzola, 81), 10-Brayan Palmezano, 11-Brayan Hurtado (7-Jesus Vargas, 67)
Subs not used: 12-Claudio Fraga

Stats Summary: USA / VEN
Shots: 8 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 4
Saves: 3 / 3
Fouls: 16 / 18
Corners: 8 / 4
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Juan Torres (caution)               55th minute
VEN – Miguel Navarro (caution)        62
USA – Mark McKenzie (caution)        70
VEN – Cristian Casseres (caution)      80
VEN – Christian Makoun (sent off)     84

Referee: Juan Pablo Casas
Assistant Referee: Fritz Barberousse
Assistant Referee: Bogdan Gogozeanu
4th Official: Santiago Lorenzo

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.

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