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Bruin Trio Helps U.S. Under-18s Win Milk Cup
By: UCLA Athletics

Aug. 8, 2005

UCLA soccer players Greg Folk, Jason Leopoldo and Sal Zizzo helped the U.S. Under-18 National Team defeat host Northern Ireland, 4-2, on Friday evening to win the 2005 Milk Cup for the first time ever.

Northern Ireland took the early lead, but the U.S. rattled off four unanswered goals to run away with the contest. Rodrigo Lopez scored the opening goal off a penalty kick before Charlie Davies notched the next three goals. Northern Ireland scored a late goal, but the U.S. was never in danger of relinquishing their lead.

The U.S. had never won the international youth football tournament, which is hailed as one of the premier soccer events in Europe. The U.S. played in the elite group, which also included Brazil and Serbia & Montenegro. The American side reached the final by defeating Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 on Aug. 3, and it tied Brazil 1-1 on Aug. 1.

Folk started and played all 90 minutes in the last two contests and came off the bench to play 52 minutes against Brazil. Zizzo started against Brazil and came off the bench in the final two games, while Leopoldo was a saw action against Northern Ireland.

The three players will be on campus next week when the Bruins start pre-season practice. UCLA will jump into game action almost immediately, facing two-time defending NCAA champion Indiana on Aug. 19 at the IPFW Soccer Showcase in Ft. Wayne, IN.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1