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



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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