[TROFEO DELLE NAZIONI]The U.S. under-15 boys national team fell to Croatia, 2-1, in the semifinals of the Trofeo Della Nazioni.
Japan went on to win the Italian under-16 tournament with a 2-0 win over Croatia in Sunday's final.
The USA sent its highly regarded under-15 national team with three under-16 reinforcements to the tournament.
Recent Fiorentina signing Joshua Perez had his second goal of the tournament for the Americans.
May 4 in Kotschach
USA 1 Croatia 2. Goals: Perez 18; Kalaica 12, Lovren 38.
USA --Silva, Velela, Jones (Arellano), Palmer-Brown, Barbir, Zendejas, Pulisic, (Loera), Calvillo, Swanson, Perez (Rice), Wright.
Croatia --Nevistic, Hudecek, Goda, Soldo, Kalaica, Zenko, (Delic), Lovren, Lukanovic, Dronjic (Borovec), Leovac (Simonovic), Sabolovic.