The U-16 #USBNT defeated Macedonia 2-0 with goals from Selmir Music and Alex Monis. With today's results, has officially won its group and will move on to the @TorneoGradisca semifinals! pic.twitter.com/M8GyI10zzI— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) April 26, 2018
The U-16 girls followed up on their 8-0 win over Iran with a 5-0 win over Italy. Kailyn Dudukovich scored four goals against Iran, while Trinity Byars accounted for three against Italy. They complete group play against Slovenia on Saturday and then play in the championship game on Sunday.
The U-16 #USGNT rode a big 2nd half (four scores) to down the U-17 WNT 5-0 at the Torneo delle Nazioni. Hat trick for Trinity Byars + goals for Alexis Missimo & Michelle Cooper. pic.twitter.com/ExskZa7Oea— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) April 26, 2018
Like many European youth tournaments, matches are played in small towns -- 10 in the northeastern part of Italy and four across the border in western Slovenia.