Soccer Recap: GSA’s Saucedo and Lennon start in U-18 USMNT loss to Sweden

MALVEIRA, Portugal – The U-18 US Men’s National Team lost to Sweden 1-0 in its final game of the 20th Lisbon International Tournament on Tuesday, finishing with one point from three games to finish last among the four teams in the tournament.

Following a scoreless first 45 minutes, Sweden’s Carlos Strangberg broke the deadlock early on in the second half from a Gustav Engvall assist to give Sweden what would become the tournament-winning goal.

Grande Sports Academy’s Sebastian Saucedo and Brooks Lennon both started the match, with the players eventually being substituted off for Coy Craft and Dembakwi Yomba, respectively.

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy will next compete in the 2013-14 US Soccer Development Academy playoffs, running from June 23-27 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.

Final Standings

1. Sweden U-18 – 7 Points (2-1-0)
2. Portugal U-18 – 6 Points (2-0-1)
3. Norway U-18 – 5 Points (1-2-0)
4. United States U-18 – 1 Point (0-1-2)

Scoring Summary




Carlos Strangberg



JT Marcinkowski (Jonathan Klinsmann, 62’)
Malcolm Jones
Quentin Pearson
Mauricio Pineda
Chase Gasper
Ben Swanson
Maduabuchi Obinwa (Cameron Lindley, 45’)
Collin Fernandez (Sebastian Elney, 84’)
Sebastian Saucedo (Coy Craft, 62’)
Brooks Lennon (Dembakwi Yomba, 71’)
Rubio Rubin

Unused Substitutes: Mukwelle Akale


Tim Erlandsson (Hampus Stromgren, 45’)
Martin Zanjanchi
Noah Sundberg (Hannes Cederholm, 63’)
Linus Fridolf
Sebastian Ramhorn
Dennis Olofsson (Anton Saletros, 63’)
Viktor Nordin (Andreas Bengtsson, 84’)
Erdal Rakip
Mirza Halvadzic
Gustav Engvall (Shelqim Krasniqi, 72’)
Carlos Strangberg

Unused Substitutes: Johan Ramhorn, Alexander Jonsson, Elias Andersson, Christer Lipovac



74’ – Ben Swanson (Yellow)


86’ – Anton Saletros (Yellow)