US U-18s draw Netherlands 1-1

CSA member Wil Trapp represents The Crew

MLS youngsters Luis Gil and Victor Pineda teamed up for the
Americans' lone goal as the US Under-18s drew with the Netherlands 1-1
on Wednesday in their first match of the Lisbon Annual Tournament in

The Dutch dominated the early stage of the game, but Mike
Matkovich's club tallied first. Chicago Fire Home Grown midfielder
Pineda finished a counterattack initiated by Real Salt Lake's Gil in the
37th minute.

Despite controlling possession, Netherlands coach Kees Zwamborn
brought on Cas Peters, Rashid Browne and Chris David at halftime. The
moves paid dividends as Peters, a member of FC Twente's youth side,
equalized seven minutes after the break.  

Sporting Kansas City product Jon Kempin went the full 90 in goal for
the Americans. Crew Soccer Academy standout and Gahanna, Ohio native Wil Trapp entered the game for the United States in the 62nd minute. The US face Portugal on Thursday and finish up against
Finland two days later.


United States -- Jon Kempin, Bryan Gallego, Juan
Ocegueda, Boyd Okwuonu, Walker Zimmerman, William Packwood (Villyan
Bijev, 87), Luis Gil, Victor Pineda (Daniel Metzger, 72), Alex Shinsky
(Michael Ambrose, 35), Luis Rendon (Will Trap, 62), Jack Coleman
(Jonathan Top, 62)

Netherlands -- Stefan van der Lei, Jordy Deelen,
Joey Pelupessy (Lucas Bijker, 63), Fabian Sporkslede, Mitchell Djicks,
Robert Klaassen, Torell Ondaan, Yoell van Nieff (Cas Peters, 45), Kevin
Luckassen (Rashid Browne, 45), Elroy Pappot (Jesper Drost, 63), Fernando
Lewis (Chris David, 45)

Wil Trapp discusses his first international trip with the US Men's National Team here.