U.S. U-18 boys winless at NTC Invitational

The U.S. U-18 men's national team lost to Uruguay, 2-1, and tied the Czech Republic, 1-1, at the 2015 U-18 Men’s NTC Invitational in Carson, Calif. The U.S. goals came on an own goal and from Jackson Yueill, while Jonathan Klinsmann started in goal both games and captained the Javier Perez-coached team

Against the Czechs, Sebastian Elney stole the ball in midfield and after beating a Czech defender, hit a cross that bounced into the net off Czech keeper January Stejska to give the USA a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute. The Czechs got the equalizer in the 65th minute.

Against Uruguay, Yueill scored from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute for a consolation goal after La Celeste scored either side of halftime.

July 13 in Carson, Calif.
USA 1 Czech Republic 1. Goals: own goal 6; Kuchta 65.
USA -- Klinsmann; Jones, Pineda, Arellano, Pelaez; Murphy (Swanson, 46), Yueill (Lindley, 64), Akale; Elney (Lucatero, 87), Sabbi (Mansaray, 90), Wright (Craft, 64).
Czech Republic -- Stejska; Zarsky (Helebrand, 46), Brezina (Chlumecky, 87), Lischka, Cmelik; Prucha, Trubac, Januska (Wiesner, 64), Pulkrab (Klima, 46); Lanka (Kuchta, 46), Mihalik (Ladra, 84).
Referee: Adam Finney.

Photo courtesy U.S. Soccer.

July 11 in Carson, Calif.
USA 2 Uruguay 1. Goals: Jackson Yueill (pen.) 83; Amuz 36, Pereira 60.
USA -- Klinsmann; Duncan, Pineda, Arellano, Pelaez; Swanson, Lindley (Lucatero, 68), Akale (Yueill, 46); Mansaray (Elney, 46), Craft (Wright, 68), Saucedo (13-Sabbi, 68).
Uruguay -- Lopez; Sant’anna, Rodriguez, Amuz, Canti; Fernandez, De la Cruz, Waller (Canti, 68), Valverde, Pereira (Gentile, 81), Rossi (Ramirez, 68).
Referee: Karen Abt

Photo courtesy U.S. Soccer.

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