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U.S. U-18s defeat Slovakia on penalties to reach Slovakia Cup final

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It took extra time and penalties, but the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team will play in the 2017 Slovakia Cup final.

The U-18s defeated the host Slovakia, 4-3, on penalties following a 1-1 draw and extra time. The U.S. clinched Group B with the victory and will defend its Slovakia Cup title against Russia in the final on Friday.

An own goal by defender Vladimir Majdan gave the U.S. the lead early in the second half, but Martin Vician equalized on 62 minutes off a free kick. The Americans eventually triumphed in the shootout.

The U.S. has won just one of its three games in the tournament, although the team remains unbeaten. Russia, meanwhile, has two victories and one draw entering Friday’s final.


  1. The youngs are doing it better that the the teams that plays in Mls concachampion, But humileted mexican ,first u16 NYCFC
    win tthe adidas tournament,and then the u16 got the third place but scored 3 goal against Mexico
    yesterday pass over Mexico in u17 in concacaf,they got the concacaf crown beating mexico 1-0
    and moths ago the u19usa got the slovakia tittle


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