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Global Mar 30, 2016

U.S. U-20 MNT earns win and a draw in Dallas Cup friendlies

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DALLAS (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team tied Kyoto Sanga FC 0-0 and defeated Sinergia Deportiva Tigres 3-1 in a set of friendlies in Dallas, Texas.

The first match saw a lot of equal play between the U.S. and Kyoto, giving credit to U.S. goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski for earning the shutout. At the recent Dallas Cup, Kyoto scored in every match it played in Bracket B, tying for most goals scored in its group.

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But it was the second game that the U.S. became victorious. USA midfielder Sebastian Saucedo started the score line off with a goal in the 15th minute, produced by himself. In the second half, U.S. captain Brooks Lennon tallied with the help of Victor Mansaray. Just eight minutes later, the duo switched places with Lennon assisting on Mansaray’s goal. Tigres scores a late penalty kick, but the U.S. already had the result in the bag.

The U-20s are in the process of forming the roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship from which four teams will earn a berth to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup from in South Korea. The next U-20 event will be the 2016 U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational from June 26-July 4 in Carson, California.

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

Match: U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team vs. Kyoto Sanga FC
Date: March 25, 2016
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Russell Creek Park; Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. CT
Attendance: 200
Weather: 62 degrees, clear

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

USA: 12-JT Marcinkowski; 23-Matt Olosunde (2-Aaron Herrera, 62), 4-Miles Robinson, 25-Auston Trusty, 13-John Nelson; 17-Amir Bashti (21-Sebastian Saucedo, 45), 18-Jackson Yueill, 6-Danny Acosta (capt.) (16-Cameron Lindley, 70), 11-Josh Perez (3-Marcello Borges, 78); 19-Sebastian Elney (20-Jeremy Ebobisse, 84), 9-Victor Mansaray (7-Brooks Lennon, 62)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann, 5-Tommy Redding
Not Dressed: 8-Eryk Williamson, 10-Emmanuel Sabbi, 15-Andrew Lombard
Head coach: Omid Namazi

KYO: 1-Yuto Akama; 14-Kosuke Tanaka, 2-Shogo Asada, 3-Naoya Endo, 17-Yuki Watanabe; 8-Daichi Kishimoto (15-Masaaki Tochika, 88), 6-Tatsumi Hineno, 5-Martin Higa; 10-Kazuya Mitajiri (capt.), 9-Aiki Matano (12-Ryo Nakata, 79), 11-Kenta Nagamine
Substitutions Not Used: 4-Jin Hashimoto, 7-Yudai Kikukawa, 13-Takuya Shimamura, 14-Kosuke Tanaka, 16-Tomoya Wakahara, 18-Hirotaka Yamada, 19-Atsushi Zaizen
Head coach: Ryuzo Morioka

Stats Summary: USA / KYO
Shots: 6 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Fouls: 4 / 2
Offside: 5 / 3

Misconduct Summary:

Man of the Match: JT Marcinkowski

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Sinergia Deportiva Tigres
Date: March 26, 2016
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Dallas Texans Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas
Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. CT
Attendance: 200
Weather: 67 degrees, clear

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

USA – Sebastian Saucedo                                             15th minute
USA – Brooks Lennon (Victor Mansaray)                               51
USA – Victor Mansaray (Brooks Lennon)                               59
TIG – Rafael Duran (Penalty Kick)                              83

USA: 12-JT Marcinkowski; 2-Aaron Herrera (23-Matt Olosunde, 83), 4-Miles Robinson, 5-Tommy Redding, 3-Marcello Borges (25-Auston Trusty, 58); 7-Brooks Lennon (capt.), 16-Cameron Lindley (18-Jackson Yueill, 71), 6-Danny Acosta, 13-John Nelson (17-Amir Bashti, 45); 21-Sebastian Saucedo (11-Josh Perez, 75), 20-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Victor Mansaray, 45)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann
Not Dressed: 8-Eryk Williamson, 10-Emmanuel Sabbi, 15-Andrew Lombard, 19-Sebasitan Elney
Head coach: Omid Namazi

TIG: 282-Sergio Silva; 290-Alberto Acosta (336-Armando Facio, 69), 307-Ignacio Salas (183-Victor Suarez, 60), 286-Jose Villalba (capt.), 291-Fernando Mayor (216-Christian Agosto, 45) (283-Dan Pequeno, 73); 217-Francisco Mendoza, 297-Danilo Morales (305-Jonathan Vega, 53), 299-Esneyder Mena; 214-Alexis Ortiz (345-Jhory Celaya, 66), 293-Daniel Elizondo, 292-Damian Torres
Substitutions Not Used: 181-Sebastian Ulloa, 302-Rafael Dura, 303-Luis Cruz
Head coach: Angel Martinez

Stats Summary: USA / TIG
Shots: 4 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 11 / 7
Offside: 6 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Tommy Redding (caution)                                              8th minute
USA – Danny Acosta (caution)                                                    40
TIG – Jose Villalba (caution)                                                         43
TIG – Sergio Silva (caution)                                                          74

Man of the Match: Brooks Lennon

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