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Georgia downs U.S. U-18s 1-0 in World Youth Games.

MOSCOW (Wednesday, July 8, 1998) -- Georgia scored in the 30th minute to defeat the United States under-18 national team in the Group D opener for both nations of the World Youth Games

In other Group D action, Turkey defeated Poland, 3-0, to take the group lead.

The U.S. will face Turkey Friday and Poland Sunday to close out the opening round . . . The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the quarterfinals.

Georgia 1, United States 0

Lineups: Georgia - not available. United States - Curtis Spitieri, Kevin Wickart (Jason Thorpe 80), Matt Oliver, Abe Geiger, Alex Casabielle, Brian Caroll, Ian Joy, Gus Kartes (Ryan Gibbs 75), Kyle Martino (Carlos Morales 70), Angelo Herrera, Edson Buddle.

Scoring: Georgia in 30th minute, scorerís name not available. Shots: Georgia 7, United States 7. Saves: Georgia 6, United States 5. Corner kicks: Georgia 1, United States 6. Fouls: Georgia 8, United States 12. Offside: Georgia 3, United States 1. Yellow card cautions: Georgia - not available; United States - Casabielle 26, Martino 35, Kartes 37.