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Americans tie, lose in Lisbon
May 26th, 2011 5:31PM

TAGS:  chicago fire, mls, netherlands, portugal, under-20 world cup


[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] The United States tied the Netherlands, 1-1, and lost to host Portugal, 1-0, on a late goal in its first two games at the Lisbon International Tournament for under-18 national teams.

The Americans led the Dutch on a goal by Chicago Fire homegrown player Victor Pineda, but the Dutch equalized early in the second half on a goal by Cas Peters of FC Twente.

Ricardo Alves of FC Porto scored in the 81st minute to give Portugal the win.

The U.S. U-18s will face Finland on Saturday.
May 26 in Lisbon
Portugal 1 USA 0. Goal: Ricardo Alves 81.
Portugal --
Bruno Varela, Tiago Ferreira, Andre Teixeira, Daniel Martins, Ricardo Alves (Paulo Jorge, 89), Miguel Herlein (Joaquim Lupeta, 59), Joao Mario (Helder Costa, 59), Cafu, Tiago Ilori, Sancidino Silva (Michael Pinto, 79), Mesca (Fabio Martins, 79).
USA -- Kempin, Ocegueda, Okwuonu, Zimmerman, Ambrose, Metzger, Gallego, Trapp, Packwood (Coleman, 57), Pineda (Shinsky, 69), Rendon (Top, 45).
Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (Netherlands).

May 25 in Lisbon
USA 1 Netherlands 1. Goals: Pineda 34; Peters 58.
USA -- Kempin, Coleman (Trapp, 63), Okwuonu, Zimmerman, Ocegueda, Pineda (Metzger, 68), Packwood (Bijev, 84), Gallego, Shinsky (Ambrose, 34), Gil, Rendon (Top, 63).
Netherlands -- van der Lei, van Deelen, Sporkslede, Pelupessy (Bijker, 64), Dijks, Klaassen, Ondaan, van Nieff (Peters, 45), Pappot (Drost, 64), Luckassen (David, 45),  Lewis (Browne, 45).
Referee: Joao Capela (Portugal).

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