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U.S. U-20 MNT nets late-game winner to defeat France U-21 squad

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MURCIA, Spain (Via U.S. Soccer) – Playing its final contest of a two game series of friendlies against the France Under-21 Men’s National Team, the U.S. U-20 MNT found a late goal in the 90th minute from midfielder Frankie Amaya to lift the USA to victory, splitting the two-game series after falling 2-0 to Les Bleus on March 21.

After a scoreless first half, USA head coach Tab Ramos brought in subs Justin Rennicks and Frankie Amaya in the 62nd and 86th minutes, respectively, to spark the team’s offensive attack. As the game wound down, the USA continued to push forward. With the ball at his feet, Rennicks made a run down the left flank before crossing for Amaya, who finished the opportunity.

fter playing up against a mix of 1997 and 1998 birth year players from Les Bleus’ Under-21 squad, the U.S. U-20 MNT will next transfer to Madrid, where they’ll face Atlético Madrid’s U-21 side on March 27.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. France U-21 Men’s National Team
Date: March 23, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Podoactiva Pinatar Arena Football Center; Murcia, Spain
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Attendance: 61
Weather: 70 degrees; cloudy

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

USA – Frankie Amaya (Justin Rennicks)        90th minute

USA: 22-CJ Dos Santos; 2-Sergino Dest, 5-Mark McKenzie (25-Aedan Stanley, 62), 24-Sam Rogers, 16-Jake Morris (3-Matt Real, 46); 6-Chris Goslin (21-Andres Jimenez, 46), 23-Richie Ledezma, 10-Andrew Carleton (15-Alex Mendez, 62); 18-Shaft Brewer Jr. (9-Frankie Amaya, 86), 19-Josh Sargent (capt.) (13-Justin Rennicks, 62), 11-Ulysses Llanez (17-Zyen Jones, 75)
Substitutes not used: 1-Brady Scott, 4-Angel Uribe, 7-Nebiyou Perry, 8-Christian Cappis, 12-Philip Ejimadu, 14-Manny Perez, 20-Juan Torres
Head coach: Tab Ramos

FRA: 16-Luca Zidane; 2-Ismael Anema, 4-Ibrahima Konate (capt.), 13-Lilian Brassier, 15-Faitout Maouassa; 18-Matteo Guendozi, 19-Nicolas Janvier, 6-Abou Ba; 21-Axel Bakayoko, 20-Yassin Fortune, 11-Derrick Osei
Substitutes not used: 1-Dimitry Bertaud, 3-Romain Perraud, 5-Evan Ndicka, 7-Yann Karamoh, 8-Jean Victor Makengo, 9-Jordan Tell, 10-Zaydou D. Youssouf, 12-Clement Michelin, 14-Jules Kounde, 17-Jeando Fuchs, 22-Jeff Reine Adelaide
Head coach: Philippe Montanier

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 5 / 5
Shots on Goal: 4 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 2
Fouls: 11 / 9
Offside: 2 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Richie Ledezma (caution)        59th minute

Referee: Salvador Jorge Díaz Escudero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: n/a
Assistant Referee 2: n/a
Fourth Official: n/a

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