USMNT Presented with More Scoring Chances in Third Loss of Series to Korea

April 21, 2019, 8:20 p.m. (ET)

SEOUL, South Korea - April 21, 2019 - The U.S. Men's National Team was met by a relentless high tempo and pace from South Korea in game three of the four-match series. Played at the Korea National Training Center in Seoul, No. 25 USA had multiple chances but it was the No. 17 hosts who made the most of scoring opportunities as the game finished 0-3.

Knowing their opponents, USA came out with a good game plan to counter Korea's tempo and pace. Plenty of opportunities came USA's way, with more circle entries and shots on goal than in their previous match-ups. Deegan Huisman (Almere, The Netherlands), Sean Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), Mike Barminski (Ventura, Calif.), Kei Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany) and Will Holt (Camarillo, Calif.) all had great chances, narrowly missing the goal.

Korea opened the scoring in the first quarter with a low hard drag flick into the right side off their first penalty corner. The second quarter remained scoreless, as USA was still down 0-1 at halftime.

The third quarter saw a little more pressure from Korea which resulted in two more goals for the hosts, despite USA having numerous chances of their own. The red, white and blue applied pressure in the fourth frame and pressed more to try and cut the lead. Shots went by the right and left post and even over the cross bar, but USA was unable to cut the deficit as the game finished 0-3.

The U.S. Men’s National Team has one more training session before their final match of the four-game series Monday, April 22 at 2:00 a.m. ET. For more information regarding the USMNT vs. South Korea test series including the schedule, results, rosters and more, check out the official event page by clicking here.