The USA exited the Mercedes-Benz Aegean Cup for under-16 national teams with its second loss in a row, dropping a 1-0 decision to host Turkey on Thursday. The USA was the defending champion. Jan. 22 in Manisa Turkey 1 USA 0.
Goal: Gorkem 26. USA --
Aguilera (Villegas, 67), Alfaro (Real, 67), Eves, Torres, Rennicks (Trujillo, 62), Del Rosario, Carranza, Gonzalez, Gruno (Raygoza, 78), Marquez.
The USA won the tournament in 2014 with a
team of '98 players, the core of whom form the U-17 team that will attempt to qualify for the 2015 Under-17 World Cup in Chile.
The current team consists of '99 players. It beat Romania,
2-0, on goals by Justin Rennicks
(New England Revolution academy) and Adrian Villegas
(Portland Timbers academy) and
lost to Norway, 2-0.
Turkey will meet France in the final.