By FRANCO PANIZO
Like the senior side last week, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team was unable to overcome Denmark in a friendly on Tuesday.
The U.S. U-23s saw its March camp end on a losing note after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Denmark at Lyngby Boldklub Stadion. The Americans were outdone by a second-half goal from Andreas Cornelius, forcing them to finish the camp with a 1-1 record that also included a 5-2 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina.
U.S. head coach Andi Herzog, who is looking to prepare his side for 2016 Olympic qualifying this fall, made only three changes to the lineup that took the field in that Sunday victory against Bosnia. New York City FC forward Khiry Shelton, San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe and Monterrey striker Alonso Hernandez replaced Stanford’s Jordan Morris, LA Galaxy II forward Ariel Lassiter and striker Mario Rodriguez of Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The changes did not pay off in terms of a result, however, as the Americans were narrowly defeated nearly a week after the senior U.S. team suffered a 3-2 friendly loss to Denmark.
Here is the U.S. U-23s’ starting lineup against Denmark:
Charlie Horton; Boyd Okwuonu, Will Packwood, Shane O’Neill, Juan Pablo Ocegueda; Fatai Alashe, Benji Joya, Luis Gil (c); Khiry Shelton, Jerome Kiesewetter, Alonso Hernandez
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