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USA U-20s beat Ireland, 1-0, to stay perfect at Marbella Tournament

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Mike Stobe

The United States U-20s improved to 2-0 at the Marbella Tournament with a 1-0 win over Ireland on Saturday. Dembakwi Yomba scored the lone goal and the defense made it stand up as the Americans stayed perfect in Spain.

The match was completely different from the Americans' opening contest, which the U.S. won, 4-3. While that clash was filled with goals, chances, strange bounces and unorganized sides, this one saw good defending and a well-managed match by the U.S.

Yomba, who also scored in the opening match, found the net just 13 minutes in. He took the ball from Ireland's central defense then easily slotted home his shot for what would prove to be the winner.

Santiago Castaño picked up the clean sheet for the U.S. He made four saves to ensure the Americans would previal.

The U.S. plays their final match of the Marbella Tournament on Tuesday against Canada. That match will kickoff at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Lineup: Santiago Castaño; Tyler Turner, Tommy Redding, Matt Miazga, John Requejo; Russell Canouse (Lynden Gooch, 46), Kellyn Acosta, Emerson Hyndman; Tommy Thompson (Junior Flores, 74), Dembakwi Yomba (Romain Gall, 56), Amando Moreno (Andrija Novakovich, 84)