The U.S. under-18 men’s national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany’s U-18s to finish with a split of their two-game series in Marbella, Spain.
On Friday, the USA's Sebastian Elney
, who has committed to Maryland, and Mauricio Pineda
, younger brother of former U.S. U-20 forward Victor Pineda
, scored for the USA. For Pineda, it was his second goal in two games. He has scored in the USA's 2-1 win on Wednesday.
Germany built a 2-0
lead heading into halftime with goals from Erik Wekesser
and Tim Galleski
in the 19th and 35th minutes, respectively,
and Galleski added a third in the 69th minute after Elney had scored for the USA. Pineda's goal came in the 90th minute. Dec. 19 in Marbella
USA 2 Germany 3.
Goals: Wekesser 19, Galleski 35, 69; Elney 48, Pineda 90. USA --
Marcinkowski; Duncan, Pineda,
Robinson (Jones, 52), Pelaez; Yueill (Bashti, 88), Swanson, Lindley (Fernandez, 67); Mansaray (Saucedo, 52), Elney (Williamson, 67), Lennon. Germany --
Kastenmaier; Bader, Putz, Torunarigha (Clasen, 17), Schumacher; Wekesser (Amamoo, 86), Serdar (Buhler, 46; Fechner, 86), Wagner; Strein (Galleski, 17), Mehlem (Kader, 76); Owusu (Morschel, 67).