GREENWICH, Conn. - August 13, 2018 - After a full week of training and matches, the Junior U.S. Men's National Team went into the fourth and final game hoping to split the series with Chile. Instead, Chile's experience forced a fatigued USA to cede the game 0-3.
Chile scored their first field goal at in the 11th minute and continued to apply pressure to USA’s defensive structure. USA worked diligently and shut down six penalty corner attempts by Chile throughout the first three periods. The halftime score finished 0-1.
While USA was trying to create opportunities in the offense, they were unable to capitalize on four penalty corner attempts. In the final frame, unfortunate breakaways allowed Chile to notch two more goals to end the game 0-3.
“It was a great summer for our Junior National teams with many games and trainings," said Rutger Wiese, Junior USMNT Head Coach. "It is really great and encouraging to see how much progress these guys continue to make. We have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us as all players and coaches are really excited about the direction the program is heading. I personally would like to thank all coaches, trainers, managers, coordinators and parents for all their help this summer."
The Junior U.S. Men's National Team will meet again from October 6-8 for a training camp weekend in Greenwich, Conn. They will finish out the year by another training camp from November 18-22 in Moorpark, Calif., which will include a test series against Canada.