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U.S. U-17 MNT Defeats UAE 4-0 in Opening Mondial Minimes Match

CHICAGO (April 3, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team opened Group B play at the 40th Mondial Minimes tournament with a 4-0 win against United Arab Emirates in Montaigu, France.

The U.S. started strong, with Ahinga Selemani opening the scoring in the 23rd minute. Tyler Turner added a second goal in the 50th minute, along with Wesley Wade in the 71st minute. Bradford Jamieson wrapped up the game in the fourth minute of stoppage time with the fourth and final goal for the U.S.

The U.S. next faces Portugal at 6:15 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET) on Thursday, April 5. Should the U.S. advance, the team will also play April 7 and 9.

Mondial Minimes is a 12-team tournament that features four groups of three teams each. Group A is made up of host France, Cameroon and Mexico. England, Morocco and Japan make up Group C, and Group D is comprised of Russia, Ivory Coast and China.

- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report -

Participants: USA U-17 MNT vs. UAE U-17 MNT
Competition: 40th Mondial Minimes
Location: La Chaize le Vicomte, France
Date: April 3, 2012
Weather: 55 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 3 4
UAE                          0 0 0

USA - Ahinga Selemani           23rd minute
USA - Tyler Turner                 50
USA - Wesley Wade                 71
USA - Bradford Jamieson IV    80+4 

USA: 1-Paul Christensen, 3- John Requejo Jr., 4-Tyler Turner, 5-Tommy Redding, 2- Shaquell Moore, 6- Cameron Lindley, 8-Angel Heredia, 10-Junior Flores (12-Bradford Jamieson IV, 68), 11-Rubio Rubin, 9- Ahinga Selemani (14-Wesley Wade, 60), 7-Corey Baird (13-DeAndre Robinson, 51)
Subs not used: 15-Kevin Politz, 16- Adonis Amaya, 17- Elijah Martin, 18 - Evan Louro
Head Coach: Richie Williams

UAE: 17-Mohamed Alshamsi, 5- Ahmed Almehrzi, 19-Ali Karam, 18-Rashed Sulailman, 23-Khalid Bilal, 12-Abdulla Alshams (16-Abulrahman Mohammad), 8-Khaled Alshamsi (10-Ibrahim Abdulla), 15- Humaid Almesmari, 11-Khaled Alshamsi, 9- Mohammed Alakberi, 7- Sultan Alshamsi
Subs not used: 4- Hamad Aljesmi, 24-Khalid Alhashmi, 25- Mayed Alzaabi, 1- Mohammed Almonsoori, 14- Mohammed Alneyadi
Head Coach: Bernhard Schumm

Statistical Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 19 / 11
Shots on goal: 13 / 9
Saves: 9 / 9
Corner Kicks: 7 / 2
Fouls: 10 / 3
Offsides: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Junior Flores (caution)        61st minute

U.S. U-17 MNT Mondial Minimes Schedule/Results

Date Opponent Time (local)/Result U.S. Goalscorer(s)
April 3 UAE 4-0 W Selemani, Turner, Wade, Jamieson
April 5 Portugal 6:15 p.m.  
April 7 TBD    
April 9 TBD