Youth: Folarin Balogun scores again for USA as U-18 men reach tourney final

Three months after playing for England at the U-17 European Championship, Arsenal's Folarin Balogun  is starring for the U.S. U-18s. He scored in his second straight game, a 1-1 tie with host Czech Republic that sends the Tab Ramos-coached U.S. U-18s into the Vaclav Jezek Tournament final against Japan.


Balogun, who was born in New York and raised in England, also scored in the USA's 5-0 win over Bulgaria, which followed a 2-1 win in the opener over the United Arab Emirates.

Balogun joined the Arsenal youth program at age 10 and has most recently been playing for its U-18 and Premier League 2 (U-23) teams. He is allowed to play for the USA at this tournament without making an official national team switch because the Vaclav Jezek Tournament isn't an official FIFA competition

USA SCORERS AT VACLAV JEZEK TOURNEY
2 Florian Balogun (Arsenal/ENG)
2 Roberto Hategan (Sacramento Republic)
2 Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC)
1 Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas)
1 Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa/ENG)

1 comment about "Youth: Folarin Balogun scores again for USA as U-18 men reach tourney final".
  1. beautiful game, August 25, 2018 at 10:26 p.m.

    Luckily, he evaded the USSF youth academy.

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