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U-17 MNT Draws 0-0 With Peru

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

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Peru U17MNT
Competition: Friendly
Location: Duluth, Ga.
Date: June 11, 2007
Weather: 81 degrees

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

USA: 18-Zac MacMath; 2- Sheanon Williams (15-Brek Shea, 52); 3-Mykell Bates; 5-Tommy Meyer; 6-Dan Wenzel; 16-Brandon Zimmerman (Howard Turk, 56); 19-Alex Nimo (20-Alex Dixon, 70); 8-Jared Jeffrey; 13-Billy Schuler; 9-Ellis McLoughlin (10-Bryan Dominguez, 58); 11-Abdus Ibrahim;
Subs not used:1-Josh Lambo; 7-Axel Levry; 12-Kirk Urso; 14-Jesse Paredes; 17-Greg Garza; 21-Chris Klute; 22-Brendan King; 23-Nick Millington; 25-Ryan Gracia;
Head Coach: John Hackworth

PER: 1-Eder Hermoza; 2-Jersi Socola; 5-Nestor Duarte; 15-Jairo Hernandez; 22-Juan Arce; 6-Bryan Salazar; 8-Carlos Bazalar; 10-Daniel Sanchez (3-Anthony Molina, 68); 11-Luis Trujillo (20-Gary Correa, 46); 9-Jruen Avila (7-Reimond Manco, 46); 19-Christian La Torre (18-Cesar Ruiz, 84);
Subs not used:4-Joseph Munoz; 12-Pedro Gallese; 13-Miguel Calderon; 16-Yovic De La Cruz; 17-Juan Zevallos; 21- Ernesto Salazar
Head Coach: Juan Jose Ore

Statistical Summary:
                          USA    PER
Shots                12        2
Shots on goal   5         0
Saves                 0        4
Fouls                13       20
Corner Kicks    3         3
Offside               3          2

Misconduct Summary:
USA    Alex Nimo (caution)             17th minute
PER    La Torre (caution)                43.
PER    Manco (caution)                   46.
USA    Wenzel (caution)                  51.
PER    Manco (ejection)                  63.
PER    Salazar (caution)                 69.
USA    Shea (caution)                      71.
PER    Correa (ejection)                 75.
PER    Salazar (ejection)                79.

U-17 Head Coach John Hackworth Names 20-Player Roster for CONCACAF Group B Qualifying

CHICAGO (April 24, 2007) – United States Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has announced the 20-man roster that will represent the U.S. at the CONCACAF Under-17 Final Round Group B Qualifying Tournament from April 28-May 6 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Hackworth selected the majority of his 20-man roster from the 40 available players in U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Residency Program based in Bradenton, Fla. Defender Tommy Meyer, who was formerly in Residency for two semesters, is the only player selected not currently with the U-17s on a full-time basis in Bradenton. All of the players were born on or after Jan. 1, 1990, with five making the roster from the younger 1991 age group.

The U.S. has a bye during the opening day of the tournament on April 28 and will open up against Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET. The U.S. will then face Canada on May 2 at 6 p.m. ET, Jamaica on May 4 at 8 p.m. ET and finish against Costa Rica on May 6 at 6 p.m. ET. The U.S. will play all four matches at the National Stadium in Kingston. Every U.S. match of the CONCACAF Final Round Qualifying Tournament can be followed live via’s MatchTracker.

The top three teams will advance to the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will take place in South Korea from Aug. 18 to Sept. 9. Those three teams will join Haiti and Honduras, which qualified from Group A earlier this month, to make up the five CONCACAF berths. Mexico, which won the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup, finished third in Group A with three straight draws and did not qualify for this summer’s World Cup.

The U.S. is the only country to qualify for all 11 previous FIFA U-17 World Cups. The U.S. won the CONCACAF Final Round Qualifying Tournament twice (1983 and 1992) when just one winner was crowned from 1983-1996. Since the event became a final round qualification consisting of two groups in 1999, the U.S. has won their group four times, taking home the Group A title during the past four competitions in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006.

"Heading down to Jamaica to try and qualify for the World Cup will be a difficult task for us to accomplish, and one we are definitely looking forward to,” said Hackworth. “With a bye on the first day of the tournament, we will have to play four games in seven days, but we’re confident that the 20 players we’ve selected will give us the best chance to get through to South Korea. We will no doubt need to play our best to succeed, but the players know our goal is to come out on top in the group and guarantee ourselves a spot in the World Cup.”

Looking to ignite the U.S. attack will be forward Ellis McLoughlin, who has been the U-17’s most consistent goal scorer during the past two years. Since joining the U-17s in Residency, the Seattle, Wash., native leads the U.S. with 11 goals in 29 international appearances. Hackworth has a number of options to join McLoughlin up top, with Bryan Dominguez, Abdusalam Ibrahim, who was drafted by FC Dallas this January, and two players who joined Residency just this past January, Alex Nimo and Billy Schuler. Alex Dixon, who has also played in midfield, is another option up front.

Jared Jeffrey and Daniel Wenzel will patrol the center of the field for the U.S., the midfielders two of the most experienced players in international play. Jeffrey leads all players with 30 appearances and his composure and field awareness will complement the hard-nosed tackling of Wenzel. On the wings, the U.S. has a complement of players including Greg Garza, who had a goal and an assist from his left midfield position in the U-17s’ last international match against El Salvador on March 25 in Tampa, Fla. Also available will be Brendan King and Jesse Paredes, who connected in the tying goal against Brazil during the Nike Friendlies, along with Nick Millington and Dane Shea.

In defense, Sheanon Williams’ athletic ability provides the U.S. with coverage at the right back spot, but also allows him to push forward into the attack. Mykell Bates, Howard Turk and Meyer are options centrally for the U.S. in the back, and while all three are dutiful as defenders, they’re also dangerous on set pieces. Brandon Zimmerman can be counted on to fill an outside back position with gritty play and an ability to get forward.

The least worrisome position for Hackworth is at goalkeeper, where he has the option of two capable players in Josh Lambo and Zac MacMath. The two ‘keepers will push each other as they battle for playing time.

Since joining U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program in September of 2005, the Under-17s have won twice as many international games then they’ve lost with a 14-7-11 record. In 2006, the U.S. competed in six international tournaments in Argentina, England, Japan, Northern Ireland, and the United States, three times finishing in second place.

U.S. Under 17 Men’s National Team
CONCACAF Qualifying
April 30th – May 6th, 2007

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown Club
1 Lambo, Josh GK 6’0”  205  11/19/90  Middleton, Wis. Chicago Magic
2 Williams, Sheanon D 5’11”  165  03/17/90  Boston, Mass. FC Greater Boston Bolts
3 Bates, Mykell D 5’9”  170  04/15/90  Roseville, Calif. River City Clash
4 Turk, Howard D 6’1”  165  07/01/90  Fairfax, Va. SYA Force
5 Meyer, Tommy D 6’2”  170  03/20/90  St. Louis, Mo. Scott Gallagher
6 Wenzel, Daniel M 5’11”  165  04/13/90  Federal Way, Wash. FC United
7 Millington, Nick M 5’7”  140  08/09/91  Raleigh, N.C. CASL
8 Jeffrey, Jared M 5’10  160  06/14/90  Dallas, Texas Dallas Texans
9 McLoughlin, Ellis F 5’10  170  07/08/90  Seattle, Wash. Crossfire Premier
10 Dominguez, Bryan M/F 5’4”  145  03/07/91  Atlanta, Ga. Concorde Fire
11 Ibrahim, Abdusalam M/F 6’0”  155  08/15/91  Richfield, Minn. FC Dallas (MLS)
12 King, Brendan M 5’11”  150  02/25/90  Naperville, Ill. Chicago Magic
13 Schuler, Billy F 5’11”  155  04/27/90  Allentown, N.J.  Matchfit Academy FC
14 Paredes, Jesse M 5’6”  150  04/01/90  Los Angeles, Calif. ISC Strikers
15 Shea, Dane D/M 6’3”  180  02/28/90  College Station, Texas Texans FC
16 Zimmerman, Brandon D/M 5’9”  180  10/06/90  Pasco, Wash. Crossfire Premier
17 Garza, Greg M 5’7”  140  08/16/91  Grapevine, Texas Dallas Texans
18 MacMath, Zac GK 6’1”  170  08/07/91  St. Petersburg, Fla. Clearwater Chargers
19 Nimo, Alex F 5’6”  150  03/21/90  Portland, Ore. FC Portland Academy
20 Dixon, Alex M/F 5’8”  140  02/07/90  Humble, Texas Texans FC

Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Zac MacMath (St. Petersburg, Fla.);
DEFENDERS (5): Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.), Tommy Meyer (St. Louis, Mo.), Howard Turk (Fairfax, Va.), Sheanon Williams (Boston, Mass.), Brandon Zimmerman (Pasco, Wash.);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Alex Dixon (Humble, Texas), Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.), Greg Garza (Grapevine, Texas), Jared Jeffrey (Dallas, Texas), Brendan King (Naperville, Ill.), Nick Millington (Raleigh, N.C.), Jesse Paredes (Los Angeles, Calif.), Dane Shea (College Station, Texas), Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.);
FORWARDS (4): Abdusalam Ibrahim (Richfield, Minn.), Ellis McLoughlin (Seattle, Wash.), Alex Nimo (Portland, Ore.), Billy Schuler (Allentown, N.J.)

U.S. U-17 '90s Fall to USF

CLEARWATER, Fla. (April 7, 2007) - The U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team fell to the University of South Florida, 2-0, this afternoon in Clearwater, Fla.

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

Participants: U17 MNT vs. University of South Florida
Competition: Friendly
Location: Clearwater, Fla..
Date: April 7th, 2007
Weather:  58 degrees

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

USF – Marshall Schultz              27th minute
USF -- Ogi Perucica                    35.

USA: 18-Zac MacMath; 2- Sheanon Williams; 3-Mykell Bates; 21-Chris Klute; 30-Tommy Meyer (32-Billy Schuler, 46); 15-Brek Shea; 6-Dan Wenzel; 8-Jared Jeffrey; 36-Nick Millington (13-Israel Sesay, 46); 9-Ellis Mcloughlin (10-Bryan Dominguez, 86); 19-Alex Nimo;
Head Coach: John Hackworth

USF:  20-Diego Restrepo; 2-Tom Markey; 5-Yohance Marshall; 19-Joris Claessens; 24-Alex Muniz; 8-Kris Raad; 12-Marshall Schultz; 13-Kevon Neaves; 18-Francisco Aristequieta (25-Marc Doherty, 68); 21-Simon Schoendorf; 23-Ogi Perucica (9-Jordan Seabrook, 75);
Head Coach: George Kiefer

Statistical Summary:
                                      USA   USF
Shots                             14      10  
Shots on goal                 5        4
Saves                               2        4
Corner Kicks                   6        4
Fouls                              16      20
Offside                              0        5

Misconduct Summary:
USF – Marshall Schultz  Caution         41st minute
USF – Kris Raad  Caution                    56.
USF – Ogi Perucuca  Caution              69.
USA – Chris Klute  Caution                  77.

U-17 '90 MNT Fall to Miami FC

BRADENTON, Fla. (April 5, 2007) - The U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team fell to Miami FC, 2-0, at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

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

Participants: USAU17 MNT vs. Miami FC
Competition: Friendly
Location: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
Date: April 5th, 2007
Weather: 84 degrees

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

MFC – Sean Cameron                  25th minute
MFC -- Ignacio Calcagno              67.

USA: 1-Josh Lambo; 2- Sheanon Williams; 3-Mykell Bates; 21-Chris Klute; 15-Brek Shea (22-Eder Arreola, 77); 6-Dan Wenzel; 8-Jared Jeffrey; 36-Nick Millington (12-Kirk Urso, 79); 9-Ellis Mcloughlin (20-Alex Dixon, 77); 19-Alex Nimo; 32-Billy Schuler (Israel Sesay, 56);
Subs not used:  
Head Coach: John Hackworth

MFC:  Pat Hennigan; Stephane Guillaume, JP Rodrigues, Chris Williams, Walter Ramirez; Sergio Van Kanten, Eric Vasquez, Jamil Jean Jacques; Nico Mosquera, Ignacio “Nacho” Calcagno.
Subs: Gabard Fenelon, Gerghiny Obas, Didouh Rachid, Júlio César, Douglas, Cristiano
Head Coach: Chiquinho de Assis

Statistical Summary:
                                USA    MFC
Shots                       10        9  
Shots on goal          4         5
Saves                        3         4
Corner Kicks            7        5
Fouls                       10        10
Offside                       0        1

Misconduct Summary:

U-17 '90 MNT Falls, 3-1, to Miami FC

The U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team fell to Miami FC, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Tropical Field in Miami, Fla. Miami FC's Ignacio Calcagno scored the opening two goals, striking in the 27th minute to open the scoring and then finishing his second just three minutes into the second half. Stepmane Guillaume scored the third goal for the USL team in the 65th minute.

Billy Schuler made sure the U.S. didn't get shutout as the forward tallied in the 87th minute.

U.S. Under-17 ’91 MNT Schedule
DateMarch 31   Miami FC    1-3 L        Schuler           Opponent    Result    U.S. Goal Scorers