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USA opens Milk Cup defense with win
July 25th, 2011 5:59PM
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[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] The USA opened the defense of its Milk Cup title with a 2-0 win over Israel thanks to goals by the Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Omar Salgado and German-based Jerome Kiesewetter.

Salgado scored just minutes into the second half, while Kiesewetter added an insurance in the second minute of added time.

Jose Villarreal, a late call-up to the U-18s after a standout performance for the Pateadores at the Development Academy Finals Week, set up Salgado, while Real Salt Lake's Luis Gilhad the assist on Kiesewetter's goal.

Next up for Mike Matkovich's U-18s: Mexico Wednesday at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

Mexico fell to Georgia, 2-1, on Monday, while Northern Ireland and Denmark played to a 1-1 tie.

July 25 in Ballymena
USA 2 Israel 0.Goal: Salgado 53, Kiesewetter 90.
USA --Cropper, Okwuonu (Robinson, 46), Zimmerman, Gallego, Ocegueda, McCrary, Villarreal (Gil, 69), Packwood, Kiesewetter (Torre, 90+3), Salgado (Pineda, 84), Ambrose (Salandy-Defour, 46).



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