USA finishes second at Aegean Cup

The USA lost to host Turkey, 3-1, in the final of the Mercedes-Benz Aegean Cup for under-16 men's national teams on Saturday. The Turks scored all three goals before sub Adrian Villegas had a consolation goal for the USA, which fielded the team that recently entered residency in Bradenton, Florida.

The USA, coached by John Hackworth, beat Belgium and Greece and lost to Romania in the group stage. It edged Greece for first place based on head-to-head.

The USA won the tournament in 2014 but took only one of three games in 2015.


Jan. 23 in Izmir, Turkey
Turkey 3 USA 1. Goals: Karaahmet 19 Islam Ilkin (Babacan) 24, Gul 50; Villegas 76.
USA lineup -- Garces; Cornfield-Saunders (Vaughn, 56), Arteaga, Durkin (McGann,64), Vasquez (Lindsey, 56); Sands (Akinola, 41), Ferri (Goslin, 64), Acosta; Carleton (Villegas, 56), Sargent, Garcia-Morillo (Temple, 51).

Jan. 21 in Izmir, Turkey
USA 2 Belgium 0. Goals: Carleton (Ferri) 23, Sargent (Carleton) 73.
USA lineup -- Garces; Cornfield-Saunders, Arteaga, Durkin, Vasquez (Goslin, 80); Sands, Ferri (Shaver, 69), Acosta (Villegas, 60); Carleton, Akinola (Garcia-Morillo, 69), Temple (Sargent, 30).

Jan. 19 in Izmir, Turkey
USA 2 Greece 1. Goals: Carleton (Acosta) 46, Temple (Akinola) 66; Gkargkalatzidis 67.
USA lineup -- Garces; Vaughn, Arteaga, Durkin, Vasquez; Sands, Ferri (Cornfield-Sounders, 76), Acosta (McGann,80); Carleton (Akinola, 60),Garcia-Morillo, 17-Temple (Sargent, 70).

Jan. 18 in Izmir, Turkey
USA 0 Romania 1. Goal: Sefer 2.
USA lineup -- Budnik; Cornfield-Sounders (Garcia-Morillo, 70), McGann, Shaver, Lindsey (Vasquez, 52); Durkin, Goslin, 1Villegas (Ferri, 52); Carleton, Sargent, Akinola (Temple, 62).

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