PHOENIX (Dec. 4, 2010) -- With the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team on an off day from the Nike International Friendlies, Select Teams made up of players born in 1994 and 1995 were vying for the U.S. coaches’ attention.
Two teams of 18 players each played an attractive brand of soccer in front of more than 300 college and national team scouts. After a scoreless first half of back-and-forth action, the Red team scored the game’s first goal in the 51st minute. Jack McBeam (Los Angeles Galaxy) got behind the Blue defense, touched it around the goalkeeper and slotted it into the net.
The Blue team deservedly leveled the score just three minutes later. Mike Gamble (Baltimore Bays Chelsea) ran onto the ball and battled through the back line before slipping the ball into the side netting.
Nick Tobias (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro) scored the game-winner for the Red team in the 73rd minute. He ran onto a through ball, took one touch around the final defender and a second touch on goal to make the final score 2-1.
Every player participating in this afternoon’s game is age-eligible to compete in the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
- U.S. Soccer Development Academy Match Report -
Match: 1994/1995 Select Teams; Red vs. Blue
Date: Dec. 4, 2010
Competition: 2010 Development Academy Winter Showcase
Venue: Reach 11 Sports Complex
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. MT
Weather: 70 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Red 94/95 0 2 2
Blue 94/95 0 1 1
RED – John McBeam 51st minute
BLU – Mike Gamble 54
RED – Nick Tobias 73
RED: 1-David Silva (18-Ethan Horvath, 46); 12-Michael Amick (5-Dylan Greenberg, 46), 16-Zach Carroll (15-AJ Jeffries, 46), 8-Bradley Burgeois, 9-Anthony Ricci; 14-Alfred Koroma, 10-Christian Duarte (4-Devin L’Ameroux, 46), 17-Holden Fender (13-Andy Lopez, 46), 3-Max Brashear (11-Nick Tobias, 46); 2-Justin Ham, 7-Nick Lima (7-Jack McBeam, 46)
Head coach: Chris Brewer
BLU: 18-Paul Blanchette (1-Santiago Castano, 46), 6-Koty Millard (3-Mike Russo), 8-Julio Alarcon, 9-Michael King (17-Reagan Dunk, 46), 2-Edson Cardona (10-Reed Norton, 46), 11-Jordan Allen, 13-Zach Mathers (5-Steven Olivieri, 46), 12-Preston Gayton; 20-Justin Dhillon, 14-Pedro Velasquez (7-Mike Gamble, 46)
Head coach: Hugo Perez
Stats Summary: RED / BLU
Shots: 9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 4
Fouls: 3 / 1
Offsides: 4 / 4