U.S. U-18s play Poland, Slovakia to draws

U.S. Soccer Federation

The U.S. Under-18 men's national team played to its second consecutive draw in the Lisbon International Tournament on Thursday, playing Slovakia to a 0-0 tie.

The result came a day after the U-18s tied Poland 1-1 on a goal by Chivas USA academy forward Ben Spencer, who volleyed in the equalizer after Alejandro Guido's cross was flicked on by Los Angeles Galaxy forward Jack McBean. The U-18s complete their three-game stretch against U-19 sides in Lisbon on Saturday against host Portugal, which defeated both Poland and Slovakia in their meetings.

The lineup for Thursday's match against Slovakia is after the jump:



Zackary Steffen, Jordan Allen, Trevor Haberkorn, Michael Amick Defender, Mobi Fehr; Marco Delgado, Kellyn Acosta, Alejandro Guido, Esteban Rodriguez, Ben Spencer, Dillon Serna 


46th minute – Matthew Dunn for Guido

46th minute – Jack McBean for Rodriguez


Ethan Horvath, Jalen Markey, Stefanos Stamoulacatos, Malcom Harris, Russell Canouse, Andrew Oliver, Zach Pfeffer 

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10 Responses to U.S. U-18s play Poland, Slovakia to draws

  1. DeLarge says:

    I thought Junior Flores was on this team, no?

  2. chris says:


  3. poy says:

    that’s a success tie Poland & Slovakia.

  4. Mike says:

    U18s playing even up an age group is pretty cool. At that age a year is so significant.

  5. fischy says:

    I’d like to see references to all their clubs, not just those in MLS. I had to look it up because I’d forgotten that Guido recently signed with Tijuana.

  6. fischy says:

    Interesting that Pfeffer, Oliver and Horvath haven’t been used yet. Saving them for tomorrow’s big match against Portugal?

  7. John says:

    U17 Residency not U18

  8. John says:

    Stevie (Esteban) Rodriguez signed with them as well.

  9. 2tone says:

    What makes you think that they weren’t used in the first game against Poland. This is just the starting 11 against Slovakia.

  10. 2tone says:

    Not bad for players playing up an age group. Don’t expect them to beat Portugal.