Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Nowak finds positives in three Toulon losses
May 27th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN] The USA lost to Ivory Coast, 1-0, and Italy, 2-0, to finish with three losses at the Festival Espoirs International in Toulon, France.

U.S. coach Peter Nowak used the tournament to look at players for the Olympic men's soccer tournament this summer in China. He used all 22 available players throughout the three games, including three different goalkeepers.

"We came to this tournament to make sure that we had all of our bases covered, and to evaluate as many players in the Olympic pool as possible," said Nowak. "There were many positive things to take out of the tournament, and we will use a lot of what we saw here in our decision making in the next couple months as we move toward Beijing."

GAME SUMMARIES:
May 23 in La Seyne
Ivory Coast 1 USA 0. Goal: Djakpa pen. 71.
Ivory Coast -- Okoua, Djakpa, Bamba, Kone, Anthony (Diarassouba, 60), Wawa, N'Gossan, Niangbo (Dja-Djedje, 64), Coulibaly, Ouattara.
USA -- Seitz, Beltran, Valentino, Davies, Gavin, Hill (Ferrari, 78), Arguez, Nguyen (Ashe, 59), Wagner, Shea, Jordan (McLoughlin, 71).
Referee: Jorg Soussa (Portugal).

May 25 in La Valette
Italy 2 USA 0. Goals: Abate 30, Dessena 35.
USA -- Seitz (Westberg, 46), Wagner (Davies, 46), Brunner, Valentin, Leathers, Ashe, Arguez, Dalby, Hill (Nguyen, 46), Ferrari, Ochoa.
Italy -- Enrico, Motta, Marzoratti, Coda, Bocchetti, Dessena, Cigarini (Nocerino, 59), Galloppa, Abate, Marchisio (Lanzafame, 46), Osvaldo (Pelle, 59).
Referee: Steven Depiero (Canada).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-23s fall to France in Toulon opener    
The U.S. U-23 national team gave up three early goals in a 3-1 loss to France ...
What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio    
"This for FIFA is good. It is not good in terms of image or reputation, but ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: New Zealand's Ali Riley    
Ali Riley is about as American as you can get. Born in Los Angeles. Product of ...
FIFA bombshell: seven arrested in Zurich, 14 indicted    
Zurich's Baur au Lac, the preferred hotel of FIFA executives, was raided in the early morning ...
What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio    
"Well, he is not dancing in his office. He is very calm, he is fully cooperative ...
ICYMI MLS: Gooch sighting; Drogba back on the radar    
Oguchi Onyewu, who is out of contract after being released by English club Charlton, trained with ...
MLS: This week ...    
The busiest midweek of the season to date -- three games -- kicks off Week 13 ...
Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time    
Formiga was picked to play in her sixth Women's World Cup for Brazil as she was ...
What They're Saying: Greg Vanney    
"The beauty of this is that these guys have watched Manchester City play throughout the course ...
Video Pick: Chelsea loanee farther from Stamford Bridge with this miss    
Chelsea's Bertrand Traore is apparently having a successful loan spell at Dutch club Vitesse -- but ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives