U.S. U-18 boys split in Nordic Cup openers

The U.S. U-18 boys national team -- comprised of 15- and 16-year-olds – opened the 2015 Open Nordic Cup in Sweden with a 2-0 win against Faroe Islands. They fell, 2-0, in their second game against Iceland on a pair of own goals.

The New England Revolution’s Danny Jones and Richmond United’s Nick Taitague scored against the Faroe Islands.

The USA, coached by Javier Perez, faces host Sweden on Friday.


Photo courtesy U.S. Soccer.

Aug. 5 in Sunne, Sweden
USA 0 Iceland 2. Goals: (own goal) 27, (own goal) 80.
USA -- Scott; Stretch (Avila, 40), Aroh (Vom Steeg, 49), Stanley; Aguilera, Jr., Paniagua (Gonzalez, 49), Jones (Carleton, 40), Taitague (Carranza, 77); Dorsey (Harris, 56), Zarris, Rennicks (Del Rosario, 56).
Iceland -- Stefansson; Petursson, Atli Kristjansson, Gunnarsson, Ingi Kristinsson Hauksson (capt.), Aoalsteinsson, Panic (Sigurosson, 63), Birgir Finnsson (Dagbjartsson, 80); Tryggvason (Guojonsson, 56), Hrafn Andrason (Heimisson, 63).

Aug. 4 in Mallbaken, Sweden
USA 2, Faroe Islands 0. Goals: Jones (Del Rosario) 52, Taitague (Stanley) 70.
USA -- Lopez; Avila (Stretch, 77), Vom Steeg, Stanley; Gonzalez (Paniagua, 77), Torres (Aguilera Jr., 76), Carranza (Taitague, 53), Jones; Carleton (Zarris, 68), Del Rosario (Dorsey, 53), Harris (Rennicks, 53).
Faroe Islands -- Reynatroo; Pauli Nielsen (Michelsen, Reynatroo, Tuni Petersen, 1Rasmussen;  Jacobsen  (Kruse, 58), Magnussen, Mortensen (Danielsen, 83), Knudsen (Giessing, 77); Sevnsson (Hentze, 57), Agnarsson (Annfinsson, 77).

1 comment about "U.S. U-18 boys split in Nordic Cup openers".
  1. aaron dutch, August 10, 2015 at 5:28 p.m.

    How is this our best U-18, this is not development. we should not be losing 2-0 to Iceland

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