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USA U-15s compete in Croatia

Three matches abroad.

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The United States under-15 boys national team played three matches in Croatia, winning one and losing two.

The U.S. opened their trip with a 1-0 win over Montenegro, with Giovanni Reyna scoring in the first minute off a Malik Tillman assist.

The U-15s dropped their second match to Croatia, 2-1. Croatia scored the match's first two goals in the 16th and 38th minutes. Gilbert Fuentes pulled one back in the 41st minute, but the U.S. was unable to find the equalizer.

The U.S. closed out their time in Croatia with a 2-0 loss to Serbia.

This is the U-15's second tournament of the year. They opened 2016 by taking home the championship of the International Festival of Futbol in Argentina.

Here's the roster for the trip, led by coach Dave van den Bergh:

Goalkeepers (3): Alex Bobocea (NYRB; Glenn Oaks, N.Y.), Aaron Cervantes (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Damian Las (Chicago Magic; Norridge, Ill.)

Defenders (7): Axel Alejandre (Chicago Fire North; Chicago, Ill.), Sebastian Anderson (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), George Bello (Ambush; Douglasville, Ga.), Maximilian Goeggel (Ballistic United; San Francisco, Calif.), Kenny Nielsen (Pateadores, Irvine, Calif.), Jake O'Connor (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Peter Stroud (New York Red Bulls; Chester, N.J.)

Midfielders (6): Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Gianluca Busio (North Carolina Fusion; Greensboro, N.C.), Gilbert Fuentes (Ballistic United; Tracy, Calif.), Jack Imperato (De Anza Force; San Jose, Calif.), Michael Maunsell (Oakwood; Oxford, Conn.), Skyler Smith (Pateadores; Lake Forest, Calif.)

Forwards (3): Julian Gaines (Lonestar Soccer Club; Austin, Texas), Cade Hagan (LA Galaxy; Naperville, Ill.), Giovanni Reyna (NYCFC; Bedford, N.Y.)