U.S. Soccer

U-17 MNT Splits Two-Game Set with Panama

BRADENTON, Florida (Feb. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team faced Panama’s U-17s and split the two-game set over a three-day stretch at IMG Academy.

The USA defeated Panama 2-0 on Monday, Feb. 2, with Christian Pulisic scoring a 42nd-minute penalty kick goal. Josh Perez padded the lead with a tally off of a Joe Gallardo assist in the 83rd minute.

In the rematch on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the USA and Panama were scoreless through nearly the entire match. However, Panama’s Jose Rodriguez scored in the 89th minute and Cesar Blackman added a goal in the third minute of stoppage time to grab the 2-0 victory.

The U-17 MNT is gearing up for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The USA opens Group A play against Cuba on Friday, Feb. 27, at San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Four teams from the tournament will directly qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 2, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 65 degrees

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

USA – Christian Pulisic (penalty)     42th minute
USA – Josh Perez (Joe Gallardo)      83

Lineups:
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 3-John Nelson, 5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 4-Alexis Velela, 2-Matt Olosunde; 6-Eric Calvillo (Tommy McCabe, 77), 8-Tyler Adams, 10-Christian Pulisic; 11-Josh Perez, 9-Alex Zendejas (Joe Gallardo, 70), 7-Haji Wright (McKinze Gaines, 86)
Subs Not Used: 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Logan Panchot, 14-Tanner Dieterich, 18-Pierre Da Silva
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN: 12-Samuel Baptista; 16-Andres Andrade, 10-Cesar Blackman, 7-Emanual Chanis, 13-John Bustos; 11-Carlos Kirton, 3-Luis Arias, 5-Damaso Santis (22-Jhimar Macias, 83); 8-Chamell Asprilla, 19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 18-Jose Rodriguez
Subs Not Used: 1-Marcos Melendez, 2-Leandro Avila, 4-Giandemir Jaen, 6-Carrasquilla Aldalberto, 9-Randolph Ramos, 14-Jorge Gutierres, 15-George Picart, 17-Karim Nelson, 20-Oliver Beckles

Officials:
Referee: Hassan Belmnahia
Assistant Referee: Miguel Martes
Assistant Referee: Jennesa Gunn
Fourth official: Merrit Guthrie

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 4, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 70 degrees

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

PAN – Jose Rodriquez        89th minute
PAN – Cesar Blackman      93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Kevin Silva; 3-Luka Prpa, 4-Tanner Dieterich, 5-Nikkye De Point, 2-Logan Panchot; 6-Tommy McCabe (capt.), 8-George Braima, 10-Keegan Kelly (15-Haji Wright, 59); 11-Pierre Da Silva, 9-Joe Gallardo (Elvir Ibisevic, 68), 7-McKinze Gaines
Subs not used: 12-Eric Lopez,13-Giuseppe Barone, 16-Eric Calvillo, 17-Matthew Constant, 18-Lucas del Rosario, 19-Elijah Rice, 20-Eric Matzelevich
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN:
1-Marcos Melendez; 14-Jorge Gutierres, 10-Cesar Blackman (capt.), 7-Emanuel Chanis, 9-Randolph Ramos (18-Jose Rodriguez, 46); 17-Kevin Nelson, 4-Giandemir Jean, 15-George Picart (11-Carlos Kirton, 46), 2-Leandro Avila; 22-Jhimar Macias (5-Damaso Santis, 46), 20-Oliver Beckles (19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 69)
Subs not used: 3-Luis Arias, 6-Adalberto Carrasquilla, 8-Chamell Asprilla, 12-Samuel Baptista, 13-John Bustos, 16-Andreas Andrade
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Cubilla

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Nikkyi De Point (caution)      33rd minute
PAN – Damaso Santis (caution)        58
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution)            64
PAN – Cesar Blackman (caution)      66
PAN – Carlos Kirton (caution)          72
PAN – Kevin Nelson (caution)          88
PAN – Emanuel Chanis (caution)      89

Officials:
Head referee: Esteban Rosano
Assistant referee: Abdel Kuttaineh
Assistant referee: Charles Hufham
Fourth official: Hassan Belmnahia

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-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 4, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 70 degrees

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

PAN – Jose Rodriquez              89th minute
PAN – Cesar Blackman            93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Kevin Silva; 3-Luka Prpa, 4-Tanner Dieterich, 5-Nikkye De Point, 2-Logan Panchot; 6-Tommy McCabe (capt.), 8-George Braima, 10-Keegan Kelly (15-Haji Wright, 59); 11-Pierre Da Silva, 9-Joe Gallardo (Elvir Ibisevic, 68), 7-McKinze Gaines
Subs not used: 12-Eric Lopez,13-Giuseppe Barone, 16-Eric Calvillo, 17-Matthew Constant, 18-Lucas del Rosario, 19-Elijah Rice, 20-Eric Matzelevich
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN: 1-Marcos Melendez; 14-Jorge Gutierres, 10-Cesar Blackman (capt.), 7-Emanuel Chanis, 9-Randolph Ramos (18-Jose Rodriguez, 46); 17-Kevin Nelson, 4-Giandemir Jean, 15-George Picart (11-Carlos Kirton, 46), 2-Leandro Avila; 22-Jhimar Macias (5-Damaso Santis, 46), 20-Oliver Beckles (19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 69)
Subs not used: 3-Luis Arias, 6-Adalberto Carrasquilla, 8-Chamell Asprilla, 12-Samuel Baptista, 13-John Bustos, 16-Andreas Andrade
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Cubilla

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Nikkyi De Point (caution)    33rd minute
PAN – Damaso Santis (caution)      58
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution)          64
PAN – Cesar Blackman (caution)    66
PAN – Carlos Kirton (caution)        72
PAN – Kevin Nelson (caution)        88
PAN – Emanuel Chanis (caution)    89

Officials:
Head referee: Esteban Rosano
Assistant referee: Abdel Kuttaineh
Assistant referee: Charles Hufham
Fourth official: Hassan Belmnahia

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The WNT trained at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. ahead of its friendly against the Korea Republic on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans (7 p.m. CT; FS1). 


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Five Things About U.S. WNT Defender Sofia Huerta

On Sept. 14, FIFA approved a change of national association for Sofia Huerta, making her eligible to represent the United States at the international level. Huerta had previously represented Mexico at the youth and senior levels. The very next day, Huerta made her U.S. WNT debut, coming on in the 51st minute of the match against New Zealand in place of Taylor Smith. Here are five things you should know about the newest member of the U.S. WNT player pool:

The Gem State
Sofia Huerta was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, making her the first player from the state of Idaho to earn a cap with the USA.

Huerta grew up as the youngest of three children, with her sister Andrea (six years older), and brother Alex (four years older) and their parents Jody, a Wisconsin native, and Mauricio, who was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico.

“I lived in Boise until I left for Santa Clara in 2011,” said Huerta. “Boise is such a beautiful place. It’s outdoorsy, people are very active and everyone is really nice. I try to go back whenever I get a chance. My parents still live there.”

A Love for the Ages
While Huerta’s childhood may seem relatively normal and All-American, Huerta’s parents story is a fascinating one, and one that the 24-year-old is very proud of and loves to share.

"My mom was born and raised in Wisconsin and went to the University of Wisconsin,” said Huerta. “My dad, who was born in Mexico and was in an engineering program in Puebla, was selected as one of four people who earned a spot to go study in the engineering program at the University of Wisconsin during his junior year and that’s where my parents met. After that one year, my dad returned home but my parents kept in touch and stayed together, and then four years later after my mom was all done with school, she got a pretty cool graduation ticket from her parents – a one way trip to Mexico. And they’ve been together ever since. It’s crazy to hear my parents talk about their early years together. Sometimes I don’t believe some of the stories they tell!”

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WNT Oct 17, 2017

U.S. U-17, U-20 MNTs Reach World Cup Quarterfinals in Same Year

A hat trick from Tim Weah and comprehensive 5-0 win by the USA in Monday’s Round of 16 match against Paraguay at the U-17 World Cup in India perhaps overshadowed a significant achievement for the USA’s Youth National Team program.

The win pushed head coach John Hackworth’s U-17 side into the tournament Quarterfinals, matching the finish that head coach Tab Ramos’ U-20 team achieved at their World Cup in Korea Republic earlier this year.

The USA joins England, who the U-17s will face in Saturday’s Quarterfinal, as the only two nations to accomplish the feat in 2017. The U.S. U-20 MNT took Venezuela to extra time where they eventually fell 2-1 in their Quarterfinal defeat in June, while England advanced to the Final, where they eventually downed La Vinotinto 1-0 to win their first youth World Cup. Notably, U-17 MNT captain Josh Sargent (below) also took part in the USA's run at the U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic.

The U.S. and England are far from the first two teams to reach the Quarterfinals of both tournaments in the same year. Since 1985 it’s happened 45 times, with the U.S. previously doing it in both 1993 and 2003.

That number decreases significantly when counted from 2007, the year in which the FIFA U-17 World Cup expanded to 24 teams and added an earlier knockout match before the Quarterfinals.

Prior to this year’s instances, it’s taken place just nine times and on eight occasions, at least one of the nation’s representative teams moved on to the Semifinals. 

See below:

Nations That Have Advanced to U-17 & U-20 World Cups in Same Year (since 2007)

Year

Country

Notes

2017

USA

U-17s Quarterfinal vs. England (Saturday); Lost U-20 Quarterfinal

2017

England

U-17s Quarterfinal vs. USA (Saturday); Won U-20 World Cup

2015

Brazil

Lost in U-17 Quarterfinal; Lost in U-20 Final

2015

Mali

Lost in U-17 Final; Finished Third in U-20 World Cup

2013

Uruguay

Lost in U-17 Quarterfinal; Lost in U-20 Final

2011

Brazil

Finished Fourth at U-17 World Cup; Won U-20 World Cup

2011

France

Lost in U-17 Quarterfinal; Finished Fourth at U-20 World Cup

2011

Mexico

Won U-17 World Cup; Finished Third in U-20 World Cup

2009

Italy

Lost both Quarterfinals

2007

Nigeria

Won U-17 World Cup; Lost in U-20 Quarterfinal

2007

Spain

Lost in U-17 Final; Lost in U-20 Quarterfinal

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