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U-15 Boys' Return from Argentina Trip

CHICAGO (May 7, 2007) - The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for an international training camp, led by head coach Jim Barlow. The 20-player training camp kicked off on April 27, and included four matches.

The U.S. first took on the Boca Juniors on April 30.  Dominic Henry opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he one-timed a volley from a George Pantelic cross to beat the Boca goalkeeper.  Charles Renken converted a penalty kick in the 55th minute, and Ross Tomaselli finished a ball slotted by Edson Lemus to make the final score 3-0.

Two days later the U-15s were back on the field against Argentina.  After a scoreless first half, Argentina came out of the locker room and put one away quickly on a breakaway that beat goalkeeper Earl Edwards.  The U.S. answered quickly when Jared Watts played a through ball that sent Andrew Craven on a breakaway of his own, which he put away to tie the score in the 50th minute.  Less than a minute later, the U.S. took the lead when Lemus beat the Argentinean ‘keeper on the dribble and slotted the ball to Renken to make it 2-1.  Argentina found the equalizer in the 60th minute after a scramble in the box was put away, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. 

Next up for the United States was a match up against Uruguay.  The U.S. found themselves down 1-0 after a 21st minute goal.  In the 55th minute, Renken took the ball end line and slotted it to Pantelic who took a one-timer that found the back of the net to even the score.  But in the 78th minute, Uruguay hit a 35-yard rocket that sailed perfectly into the upper corner to make it 2-1, and would hold off the Americans for the win. 

The final game of the camp pitted the U.S. against local club Gimnasia on May 6.  Gimnasia came out on the attack, and in the 10th minute fired home a rebound to take a 1-0 lead.  In the 31st minute, the tandem of Pantelic and Renken hooked up again, this time with Pantelic dribbling along the end line and hitting a low cross to find Renken, who hit a one-timer that tied the score.  In the 80th minute, a foul just outside the box led to a Tomaselli free-kick, which he converted to give the Americans a come-from-behind 2-1 victory.

The U.S. closed out camp with a 2-1-1 record, and averaged two goals per game.  Renken tallied three goals and added an assist, Tomaselli, who had two goals, and Pantelic who added a goal and two assists. 

 U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Boca Juniors
Date: April 30, 2007
Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary 
                          1     2     F
USA                  2     1     3
Boca Juniors  0     0     0

USA – Donovan Henry (Pantelic)                 21st minute
USA  - Charles Renken                                 55.
USA – Ross Tomaselli (Edson Lemus)    78.

USA: 3-Estanilao Arevalo (4-Joshua Sylva, 47), 5-Donovan Henry (9-Jack McInerney), 6-Perry Kitchen (19-Carlos Martinez, 47), 7-Charles Renken (12-Tomaselli, 47), 8-Sebastian Lletget (14-Edson Lemus, 55), 10-Zachary Herold, 12-Ross Tomaselli, 13-Bryan Duran (20-Jared Watts, 62), 15-Polak (2-Alex Bramall, 62), 16-Chase Miller, 17-George Pantelic (11-Andrew Craven, 28), 18-Samir Badr
Head Coach:  Jim Barlow

Uruguay:  n/a

Statistical Summary 
                            USA    BOCA
Shots                    6           7 
Saves                   4           2
Corner Kicks       2           3
Fouls                  12           9
Offside                 2            2

Misconduct Summary:

U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Argentina AFA
Date: May 2, 2007
Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary:
                              1   2    F
USA                      0   2    2
Boca Juniors      0   2    2

AFA – Rotondi                                                           46th minute
USA – Andrew Craven (Jared Watts)                    50.
USA  - Charles Renken (Edson Lemus)             51.
AFA – Gonzales                                                        62.

USA: 1- Earl Edwards; 4-Joshua Sylva (3-Estanilao Arevalo, 63), 5-Donovan Henry (12-Ross Tomaselli, 63), 6-Perry Kitchen (20-Jared Watts, 46), 7-Charles Renken, 8-Sebastian Lletget (14-Edson Lemus, 29), 10-Zachary Herold, 11-Andrew Craven (9-Jack McInerney, 70) 13-Bryan Duran (19-Carlos Martinez, 63), 15-Tyler Polak (2-Alex Bramall, 46), 16-Chase Miller
Head Coach:  Jim Barlow

Boca: n/a

Statistical Summary:
                         USA   AFA
Shots                10        9  
Saves                 6         4
Corner Kicks     7         5
Fouls                  6         4
Offside                5         5

Misconduct Summary:


U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Uruguay
Date: May 4, 2007
Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Weather: Rain

Scoring Summary 
                1     2     F
USA        0     1    1
URU       1     1    2

URG - #9   21st minute
USA - Pantelic (Renken) 55th minute
URG – #20   78th minute

USA: 2-Alex Bramall, 3-Estanilao Arevalo, 5-Donovan Henry (11-Andrew Craven, 46), 9-Jack McInerney (7-Charles Renken, 49), 10-Zachary Herold, 12-Ross Tomaselli (17-George Pantelic, 46), 14-Lemus (6-Perry Kitchen, 59), 16-Chase Miller (4-Joshua Sylva, 46), 18-Samir Badr, 19-Carlos Martinez, 20-Jared Watts (8-Lletget)
Head Coach:  Jim Barlow

Uruguay:  n/a

Statistical Summary 
                          USA    URU
Shots                10         7 
Saves                 3          4
Corner Kicks     5         4
Fouls                14         5
Offside               0          1

Misconduct Summary
USA – Alex Bramall           caution      34th minute
URG - #10                           caution     40.
USA – Charles Renken    caution     63.

U.S. Under-15 Boy’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA vs. Gimnasia
Date: May 6, 2007
Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Weather: Sunny

Scoring Summary 
                     1     2    F
USA             1     1    2
Gimnasia   1     0    1

Gimnasia - #10  10th minute
USA – Renken (Pantelic) 31st minute
USA – Tomaselli  80th minute

USA: 1-Earl Edwards, 3-Estanilao Arevalo (10-Zachary Herold, 69), 4-Joshua Sylva, 6-Perry Kitchen (14-Lemus, 46), 7-Charles Renken (20-Jared Watts, 60), 8-Sebastian Lletget (8-Ross Tomaselli, 46), 9-Jack McInerney (11-Andrew Craven, 46), 13-Bryan Duran (19-Carlos Martinez, 70), 15-Tyler Polak (2-Alex Bramall, 46), 16-Chase Miller, 17-George Pantelic (5-Donovan Henry, 49)
Head Coach:  Jim Barlow

Gimnasia:  n/a

Statistical Summary 
                         USA    GIM
Shots                7          3
Saves               2          5
Corner Kicks   1          2
Fouls               10        11
Offside              1          2

Misconduct Summary


U-15 BNT to Conduct Camp at The Home Depot Center

The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will be starting a weeklong training camp on Feb. 17 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U-15 BNT will have three games through the course of the week, on Feb. 19, 21, and 23, with opponents yet to be decided. The camp will run through Sat., Feb. 24 with head coach Jim Barlow leading the 24 players.

U-15 BNT Schedule
Date        Opponent
Feb. 19   TBD
Feb. 21   TBD
Feb. 23   TBD

U-15 BNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Samir Badr (Fairfax, Va.), Earl Edwards (San Diego, Calif.), Eric Reyes (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Estanilao Arevalo (Oxnard, Calif.), Bryan Duran (Duncanville, Texas), Joe Garcia (Niderwald, Texas), Chase Miller (Duncannon, Pa.), Tyler Polak (Lincoln, Neb.), Joshua Sylva (Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Zachery Barnes (Flower Mound, Texas), Alex Bramall (Newburgh, N.Y.), Zachary Herold (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.), Sebastien Ibeagha (Edmond, Okla.), Stefan Jerome (Davie, Fla.), Perry Kitchen (Indianapolis, Ind.), Sebastian Lletget (San Francisco, Calif.), Carlos Martinez (Las Vegas, Nev.), George Pantelic (Northridge, Calif.), Ross Tomaselli (Wilmington, N.C.), Jared Watts (Statesville, N.C.)
FORWARDS (4): Andrew Craven (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Donovan Henry (Lakeworth, Fla.), Jack McInerney (Alpharetta, Ga.), Charles Renken (Edwardsville, Ill.)