The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team fell 1-0 to Denmark in its opening match of the 2012 Milk Cup at Scroggy Road in Limavady, Northern Ireland.
Denmark scored in the 33rd minute when a ball was crossed in from the right just above the center of the 18-yard box to Moller Frederik. Frederik headed it lightly back to Mussman Soren at the top left corner of the box. Soren’s half-volley hit the ground and bounced into the top right of goal over U.S. goalkeeper Cody Cropper.
The U.S. came out with renewed energy in the second half, but despite a dominating performance was unable to overcome the one-goal deficit.
Next for the U.S. is a match against Turkey on Monday, July 23. Turkey fell 5-0 to Mexico in its first match of the tournament.
U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-20 MNT v. Denmark U-20 MNT
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Competition: 2012 Milk Cup
Venue: Scroggy Road; Limavady, Northern Ireland
Kickoff: 7 p.m. (2 p.m. ET)
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
DEN 1 0 1
DEN – 14-Mussmann Soren (5-Moller Frederik) 33rd minute
USA: 1-Cody Cropper (capt.); 2-Boyd Okwuonu, 15-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Eric Miller, 13-Dillon Serna; 8-Benji Joya, 16-Dan Metzger (6-Wil Trapp, 64), 10-Collin Martin; 7-Victor Pineda (17-Mario Rodriguez, 71), 9-Alfred Koroma, 11-Daniel Cuevas
Subs not used: 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda, 5-AJ Cochran, 12-Mikey Lopez, 14-Holden Fender, 18-Kendall McIntosh
Head Coach: Tab Ramos
DEN: 1-Jensen Jakob Busk; 5-Moller Frederik (2-Hansen Jannik Skov, 46), 12-Geertsen Christoffer, 4-Helstrup Frederik, 3-Remmer Christoffer (capt.); 14-Mussmann Soren (8-Petersen Mads, 84), 18-Nielsen Emil (15-Thychosen Oliver, 64), 6-Larsen Marco (17-Jensen Andreas Baes, 72), 7-Lerager Lukas; 10-Bech Uffe, 11-Cornelius Andreas (9-Brock-Madsen Nicolai, 56)
Subs not used:13-Rosenorn Mathias, 16-Fernanes Lukas
Head Coach: Morten Wieghorst
Stats Summary: USA / DEN
Shots: 9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 5 / 5
Fouls: 12 / 10
Offside: 2 / 1