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U.S. U-17 MNT Finishes Trip to Jamaica with 2-1 Win

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Jan. 30, 2011) -- The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team rounded out its training camp in Jamaica with a 2-1 win against the hosts in Montego Bay. Esteban Rodriguez converted a penalty kick to give the U.S. the lead just before halftime and Alfred Koroma doubled the score just nine minutes into the second half.

As the game began to get a bit chippy, Jamaica pulled one back in the 67th minute from Omar Holmes, but the home team was unable to find the equalizer. It was the second meeting of the two teams, who played to a 0-0 draw on Jan. 28.

The U.S. team will return to Bradenton, Fla., to continue preparations for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and will return to Montego Bay on Feb. 10 for that event. Wilmer Cabrera's team has been drawn into Group B and will play Cuba on Feb. 14 and Panama on Feb. 18 in the tournament that will serve as qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.

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

Participants: U.S. U-17 MNT v. Jamaica
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Date: January 30th, 2011
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy

Scoring Summary:
         1   2   F
USA   1   1   2
JAM   0   1   1

USA - Esteban Rodriguez (penalty)    45th minute
USA - Alfred Koroma (Marc Pelosi)    52
JAM - Omar Holnes                         67

USA: 1-Fernando Pina; 3-Kellyn Acosta, 2-Andrew Souders (15-Tarik Salkicic, 90), 6-Mobi Fehr, 4-Nathan Smith; 8-Esteban Rodriguez (14-Jordan Allen, 70), 5-Matt Dunn, 10-Alejandro Guido (17-Zach Carroll, 77), 11-Marc Pelosi; 7-Alfred Koroma (16-Andrew Oliver, 81), 9-Jack McBean;
Subs Not Used: 18-Kendall McIntosh, 12-Christian Duarte, 13-Paul Arriola, 20-Joe Amon
Not Available: Mario Rodriguez
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

JAM: 21-Richard Trench (13-Niko Campbell, 81); 12-Patrick Palmer, 6-Qvante Smith, 3-Kieno Wallace, 2-Oshane Jenkins; 17-Melvin Blair (15-Troy Moo Pen, 64), 8-Romario Jones, 9-Omar Holnes, 18-Shawn Lawson (5-Jaxin Roberts, 54); 10-Jason Wright (7-Romario Williams, 64), 20-Patrick Hadden (11-Noel Johnson, 59);
Subs Not Used: 1-Odean Clarke, 4-Junior Flemming, 14-Jason Jacobs, 16-Roman Brown, 18-Noel Johnson, 19-Cordel Benbow, 23-Kaya Beckford
Head Coach: Wendell Downswell

Statistical Summary:
       USA / JAM
Shots 9 / 3
Shots on goal 4 / 1
Saves 0 / 2
Corner Kicks 3 / 4
Fouls 15 / 11
Offsides 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
JAM - Qvante Smith (caution)         45th minute
USA - Jack McBean (caution)          72
JAM - Oshane Jenkins (caution)      72
USA - Zach Carroll (caution)           79
JAM - Romario Williams (caution)   79
JAM - Oshane Jenkins (caution)      90+1