The Young Socceroos have beaten Bermuda 4-1 in a friendly match in California on Monday afternoon (local time) with Adelaide striker Awer Mabil scoring twice.
Also on the scoresheet for Paul Okon’s side at the Mooch Myernick Field was Marc Marino and Melbourne City’s Stefan Mauk.
The game was the first in a round-robin tournament called the 2014 NTC Invitational, also featuring a USA and Chile, based at the US national training centre.
For Australia, the matches are important components of the Young Socceroos’ preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship in Myanmar in October this year, which also double as the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand which will be held in July 2015.
Australia’s game against the US on July 18 (7pm local time) will be streamed on US Soccer’s website.
The remaining fixtures are:
July 16 AUS v CHI 1 p.m. Mooch Myernick Field
USA v BER 4 p.m. Mooch Myernick Field
July 18 BER v CHI 4 p.m. StubHub Centre
USA v AUS 7 p.m. StubHub Center
AUS – Awer Mabil (Brandon Borrello) 23'
BER – Own goal (Scott Galloway) 41'
AUS – Awer Mabil (Daniel De Silva) 55'
AUS – Marc Marino (Awer Mabil) 90+2'
AUS – Stefan Mauk (Marc Marino) 90+3'
Young Socceroo line-up: 1-Jordan Thurtell; 3-Daniel Alessi, 5-Riley Woodcock (4-Ben Warland, 61), 6-Hagi Gligor (capt.) (22-Liam Rose, 61), 7-Shannon Brady (21-Chris Naumoff, 61), 8-Awer Mabil, 9-Brandon Borrello (24-Marc Marino, 69), 15-Scott Galloway (2-Shayne D’Cunha, 61), 16-Ben Garuccio, 23-Daniel De Silva (14-Devante Clut, 69)
Subs Not Used: 11-Jaushua Sotorio, 18-Paul Izzo, 20-Jordan Brown
Stats Summary: BER / AUS
Shots: 4 / 17
Shots on Goal: 1 / 7
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 2 / 2
Fouls: 15 / 6
Offside: 0 / 3