Youth: USA men finish third at U-18 Slovakia Cup

Real Salt Lake academy striker Sebastian Soto  scored twice in a 3-0 win over Azerbaijan that earned the USA a third-place finish at the U-18 Slovakia Cup. Soto scored a hat trick in the USA's opener, a 8-0 win over Kazakhstan. The USA then beat Ukraine, 2-1, before falling 3-1 to the Czech Republic.

Slovakia won the tournament with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

U.S. Soccer identifies the team as the U-19 MNT, projecting ahead to its 2019 age group. All but Taylor Booth (born in 2001) were born in 2000.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Sam Fowler (Seattle Sounders FC academy), Justin Garces (Atlanta United FC academy).
DEFENDERS (7): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy academy), Charlie Asensio (Atlanta United FC academy), Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (San Jose Earthquakes academy), Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER), Rayshaun McGann (Atlanta United FC academy), James Sands (New York City FC), Akil Watts (Unattached).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Taylor Booth (Unattached), Blaine Ferri (Solar SC), Declan McGlynn (Crossfire Premier; Kirkland, Wash.), Isaiah Parente (Columbus Crew academy), Sean Zawadzki (Crew SC academy).
FORWARDS (6): Kyle Holcomb (Pateadores; San Marcos, Calif.), Matt Hundley (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Zyen Jones (FC Schalke 04; Clarkston, Ga.), Jeremy Rafanello (Philadelphia Union; Delran, N.J.), Jacobo Reyes (C.F. Monterrey; Monterrey, Mexico), Sebastian Soto (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.).

1 comment about "Youth: USA men finish third at U-18 Slovakia Cup".
  1. John Richardson, May 12, 2018 at 6:14 p.m.

    How many of these kids are pros already ?
    How many will attend college ?
    Could we have a follow up with a player profile of each of these up and coming players ! These are the USMNT future players. 

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