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Global Oct 14, 2016

U.S. U-20 MNT falls 2-0 to England at Four Nations Tournament

ROCHDALE, U.K. (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team fell to Four Nations Tournament host England after a hard-fought match in the teams’ final game of the competition.

The USA found itself in a 0-0 deadlock against a strong England side during almost the entirety of the match. However, England midfielder Ovie Ejaria was able to break the stalemate with an 84th minute goal, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead late in the game. Striker Dominic Solanke was able to convert a penalty kick in the fourth minute of added time to secure the 2-0 scoreline.

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This match brings the Four Nations Tournament to a close. Despite the 0-3-0 record, the tournament provided the U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos an opportunity to test out a different pool of players, including a majority who play overseas, in preparation for next summer’s 2017 U-20 FIFA World Cup. 

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. England
Date: Oct. 10, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, U.K.
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local)
Attendance: 1,500
Weather: 47 degrees; Clear

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

ENG – Ovie Ejaria (Ainsley Maitland-Niles)                 84th minute
ENG – Dominic Solanke (penalty kick)                         90+4

USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 13-Miles Robinson (2-Marlon Fossey, 65), 14-Tommy Redding, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (capt.), 16-Hugo Arellano; 8-Derrick Jones, 21-Danny Acosta, 10-Gedion Zelalem (7-Brooks Lennon, 83); 20-Luca De La Torre, 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 65), 11-Sebastian Saucedo (19-Victor Mansaray, 77)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 17-Toni Suddoth, 19-Victor Mansaray, 24-Auston Trusty
Not Dressed: 3-Marcello Borges, 6-Weston McKinnie
Head coach: Tab Ramos

ENG: 13-Dean Henderson (1-Luke Southwood, 45); 2-Kyle Walker-Peters (3-Jonjoe Kenny, 45), 14-Reece Oxford, 12-Jake Clarke-Salter (6-Taylor Moore, 45), 16-Callum Connolly (17-Tafari Moore, 62); 11-Harrison Chapman (21-Ovie Ejaria, 77), 18-Ainsley Maitland-Niles (capt.), 23-Louis Reed (19-Axel Tuanzebe, 45); 7-Patrick Roberts (9-Adam Armstrong, 62), 10-Dominic Solanke, 25-Callum Roberts (20-Kieran Dowell, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-Dael Fry, 8-Ademola Lookman, 15-Fikayo Tomori, 24-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Not Dressed: 4-Lewis Cook
Head coach: Paul Williams

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 5 / 12
Shots on Goal: 1 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

USA – Danny Acosta (caution)                                           42nd minute

Referee: Oliver Langford (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Gooch (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Bristow (ENG)
Fourth Official: Martin Woods (ENG)

Man of the Match: Luca De La Torre

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