Bruin Trio Helps U.S. Under-18s Win Milk Cup

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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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