US U-18s draw Israel 0-0 at tournament
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jonathan Kempin backstopped the United States U-18 squad to a 0-0 draw with Israel on Thursday in their second match of the Traditional Winter Tournament in Tel Aviv.
The Chicago Fire's Victor Pineda played 78 minutes in the midfield before giving way to D.C. United Academy product Marcus Salandy-Defour.
The tie comes two days after Mike Matkovich's side fell 4-0 to France in their opening match. The Americans close out the tournament on Friday against a German side that beat Israel 7-0 in their opening tilt.
Kfar Saba Stadium
USA: 1-Jonathan Kempin; 3-Boyd Okwuonu, 2-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Bryan Gallego, 4-Juan Ocegueda; 14-Victor Pineda (13-Marcus Salandy-Defour, 78) , 17-Jordan McCrary, 12-Daniel Metzger (20-Jonathan Top, 49), 10-Luis Rendon (8-Villyan Bijev, 80), 7-Michael Ambrose; 9-Khiry Shelton (11-Will Trapp, 57)
Subs not used: 5-Jonathan Campbell, 15-Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler, 16-Connor Hallisey, 18-Andrew Wolverton, 19-Sean Okoli
Head coach: Mike Matkovich
Israel: 1-Barak Lvei; 20-Tomer Yerugam, 2-Shaked Goldtein, 5-Imri Zeid, 14-Shmulik Malul; 9-Yoel Zahanovic (17-Amir Ben Shimon, 51), 22-Omer Nahmani (12-Dor Alu, 92), 7-Kfir Eizenstein, 15-Yogev Arbeli (6-Omer Tsalischer, 83); 10-Eran Malkin (3-Dean Akafi, 70) ;19-Gili Yitzhak (8-Eden Shrem, 62)
Subs not used: 4-Itay Shabo, 11-Gidi Kanyuk, 13-Tommy Rosano, 18-Ron Shushan
Head coach: Eliyahu Ohana
Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.com.
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