Men’s Youth Squads Win Twice on Wednesday

Men’s Youth Squads Win Twice on Wednesday
by Travis Clark
September 22, 2022

A trio of men’s youth teams were in action on Wednesday. Two were in action in Europe (U19 and U17) while the Under-20s competed in Mexico.

Here’s a roundup of the action below.

U17s fall against Slovakia

Playing at the Vaclav Jezek Tournament against Under-18 squads, the U.S. Under-17s fell 1-0 in the opener against Slovakia.

The U.S. played well versus the older competition, and Paulo Rudisill had the best chance in the first half. After a well worked move, he flashed a shot just wide of the power.

Slovakia headed home the game’s only goal in the first half to secure the win.

Lineup: Diego Kochen; Adrian Gill, Christian Diaz, Stuart Hawkins, Owen Anderson; Ian Shaul, Paulo Rudisill, Aaron Heard; Andre Gitau, Ezekiel Soto, David Vazquez

U19s crush Malta 5-0

Leading 1-0 at the half, the U.S. Under-19 MNT burst to life to defeat Malta by a 5-0 score.

Reed Baker-Whiting scored in the 16th minute, off an assist by Esmir Bajraktarevic. The New England Revolution midfielder scored in the 57th minute to extend the lead, Rodrigo Neri tallied twice in eight minutes, before Alex Freeman rounded out the scoring.

Lineup: Antonio Carrera; Reed Baker-Whiting, Nolan Norris, Thomas Williams, Kobi Henry; Esmir Bajraktarevic, Zach Booth, Marcel Ruszel; Jack Panayotou, Rodrigo Neri, Sergio Oregel

Under-20s rally to win Revelations Cup opener

Opening up play at the Revelations Cup in Mexico, the U.S. Under-20 MNT rallied for a 3-1 win against Peru.

After going down early in the first half, Brian Gutierrez tied the game before the break. Brandan Craig scored from a free kick to put the U.S. in front, and a Diego Luna tally rounded out the scoring.

Lineup: Alexander Borto; Mauricio Cuevas, Justin Che, Brandan Craig, Jonathan Gomez; Jack McGylnn, Alejandro Alvarado, Rokas Pukstas; Brian Gutierrez, Jackson Hopkins, Caden Clark

Related Topics: Youth National Teams
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