[COPA DEL ATLANTICO]
For the second time in 24 hours, the USA went up against an established youth power at the Copa del Atlantico for under-18 teams in the Canary
Islands and again a second-half goal was the difference as Argentina prevailed, 1-0, on a goal by San Lorenzo's Rodrigo Contreras
The USA, which
fell to Spain by the same score on Tuesday, had its chances as Rubio Rubin
, Jackson Yueill
and Dembakwi Yomba
gave the Argentine defense troubles, but it could not beat Argentinos Juniors keeper Augusto Batalla
ends Friday when the USA faces the Canary Islands selection, which has dropped 4-0 and 3-0 decisions to Argentina and Spain. Feb. 5 in Las Palmas Argentina 1 USA 0.
Goals: Contreras 65.
USA -- Marcinkowski; Moore, Palmer-Brown, Redding, Turner; Selemani (Saucedo, 60), Yueill (Yomba, 60), Swanson,
Winn (Castro, 60); Akale, Rubin.
So we're almost as good as the best in the world. Sounds like progress to me.