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Own goal sends U.S. U-18s to defeat
May 30th, 2012 4:42PM

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[LISBON INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT] The USA closed out play at the Lisbon International Tournament with a 1-0 loss to host Portugal.

An own goal by Ben Spencer in stoppage sent the Americans to their only loss in their games. They had tied Poland (1-1) and Slovakia (0-0).

Spencer had scored the goal for the USA against Poland, striking on a volley on a ball played into the penalty area by Alejandro Guido and flicked on by Jack McBean.

The USA dominated Slovakia's U-19s with a 15-5 edge in shots but could not score despite playing the last half hour with a man advantage.

May 26 in Lisbon
Portugal 1 USA 0. Goal: own goal 90.
Portugal -- Oliveira, Azevedo, Figuerido, Teixeira, Maciel (Medeiros, 82), Daniel (Djumo, 14), Costa (Lopes, 14), Silva, Rebocho, Oliveira (Chaby, 14), Cortes (Silva, 64).
USA -- Steffen, Allen, Amick, Haberkorn (Spencer, 89), Fehr, Acosta (Delgado, 46), Dunn, Guido (Canouse, 46), McBean, Oliver, Serna.
Att.: 100.



1 comment
  1. Jamie Nicewander
    commented on: June 7, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
    Really? We managed to score one goal in 3 games? Attack seems a bit anemic doesn't it? Poland? Slovakia? Not power houses in the world of football. How come we couldn't out score such weak opponents?


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