[USA UNDER-15 BOYS]The U.S. under-15 boys national team fell to Japan U-16s, 3-0, two days after both teams concluded play at the Torneo delle Nazioni in northern Italy.
Japan midfielder Sato Sotascored once in each half, sandwiching a strike by teammate Suga Daikiin a rain soaked game against the U.S.
Coached by Hugo Perez, the U.S. U-15s went 1-2-0 in tournament play against older competition, finishing third in Group C -- the group that ultimately produced both tournament finalists in Slovenia and Mexico.
The U-15s have a second friendly scheduled against Zambia on Thursday.
April 29 in Savogna d’Isonzo
USA 0 Japan 3.Goals: Sota 16, 42, Daiki 17.
USA --Lopez; Gruno, Uribe, Eves, Alfaro (Vines, 30, Kash, 40); Torres (Aguilera, 51), Marquez (Trujillo, 26), Gonzalez, Carranza; Marin (Wright, 26); Del Rosario (Raygoza, 54).