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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team

U23 MNT vs Bochum Highlights Nov 11 2011

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team played VfL Bochum in a scrimmage in Bochum, Germany. Terrence Boyd, Tony Taylor and Dilly Duka scored the goals for the U-23 MNT in a 3-1 victory.

Porter Adds Four Players to U-23 Men's National Team Camp Roster

CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2011) – U-23 Men's National Team head coach Caleb Porter has added four players to the roster for the upcoming camp in Duisburg, Germany beginning on Nov. 7. Juan Agudelo, Jack McInerney, Amobi Okugo and Sheanon Williams have been named to the squad and will join up with the team when it convenes in Europe next week.

Earlier this week Porter named a 31-man squad as the team begins preparations for Olympic qualifying in 2012.

Agudelo joins the U-23s in their first camp following New York Red Bulls' elimination last night from the MLS Playoffs. McInerney, Okugo and Williams all hail from the Philadelphia Union, also ousted from MLS Cup contention Thursday evening.

All four players have significant Youth National Team experience and were graduates of U.S. Soccer's U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. Agudelo, who hails from the New York Red Bulls Development Academy program, has 15 caps and two goals with the senior national team.

The U-23 camp is taking place at the same time the full Men’s National Team will be gathered in France and Slovenia. U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann worked with Porter and the rest of the coaching staff in order to structure the program in a similar fashion to the full team, including the approach to style of play, training sessions, and fitness testing.

U.S. U-20 MNT Tops Mexico, 3-0, as Marosevic Nets Two Goals in Rivalry Match

LAREDO, Texas (July 11, 2008) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team defeated rival Mexico in front of a raucous pro-Mexico crowd in the Laredo, Texas. Defender Sheanon Williams scored the game-winning goal in the 25th minute and forward Peri Marosevic added a brace in the first half in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,000.

“Games like this are the best way to evaluate players,” said head coach Thomas Rongen. “I thought we took our chances well and that’s important. Another very positive thing for us is that we really didn’t give Mexico any good looks at the goal. I’m very happy with the way we played defensively and maybe we could be a little better with the ball, but we want to continue to do well on set pieces. That was obviously one of our strengths tonight.”

Two corner kicks from midfielder Brandon Manzonelli, who was making his first appearance with the U-20s, led directly to two U.S. goals. The first, in the 25th minute, was driven in from the right, and deflected off a couple of players in front of the goal. The ball found its way to Williams’ feet, and the defender powered it in for what would prove to be the game-winner.

Less than two minutes later, hometown star Felix Garcia streaked upfield, out-pacing several Mexican defenders with the ball at his feet. Once he got into the box, he struck a low shot at a tough angle that Mexican goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez did well to get a hand on, but the ball caromed right to Marosevic, who was making a hard run to the far post. The deflected shot went right into Marosevic’s path, and he hammered it home from close range to double the USA lead.

The teams exchanged possessions throughout the majority of the half, but there was a shortage of many quality chances for either side. The best chance for Mexico came from Alberto Soto, who was Mexico’s most dangerous attacker. In the 22nd minute, he received the ball 20 yards from goal, looked up and saw an opening before ripping a shot that went just over the crossbar.

Seconds before the halftime whistle, the U.S. put a dagger in Mexico’s chance for a comeback. Manzonelli whipped in another corner that skidded past a defender to Marosevic, who once again scored from close range. This time he slotted into the side netting of the far post to round out the scoring on the night.

The second half, despite being scoreless, was just as action packed as Mexico battled for every inch, and the U.S. refused to go down without a fight. Some chippy play from both sides led to three ejections in the half, including a player from each team in the 66th minute. By the 72nd minute, the game was nine against 10, as Mexico’s Daniel Montes was also ejected.

Despite the open field, neither team was able to string together an attack, as Mexico relied mostly on counter-attacks that were broken up by the U.S. back line. The Americans were content to possess the ball by passing it around Mexico’s high-pressure defense.

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Laredo, Texas
Date: July 11, 2008
Attendance: 4,000
Weather: Hot, Humid

Scoring Summary:
            1st   2nd  Final
USA    3        0      3
MEX    0        0      0

USA – Sheanon Williams (Brandon Manzonelli) 25th minute
USA - Peri Marosevic (Felix Garcia) 27.
USA – Peri Marosevic (Brandon Manzonelli) 45+

USA: 18-Brian Perk; 14-Anthony Wallace, 6-Sheanon Williams, 4-Ike Opara, 3-Richard Balchan; 8-Daniel Cruz (10-Jose Altamirano, 79), 20-Amobi Okugo, 7-Brandon Manzonelli, 12-Brek Shea (19-Eder Arreola, 79); 17-Felix Garcia (5-Zarek Valentin, 60), 9-Peri Marosevic (16-Frank Lara, 86)

Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

MEx: 1-Hugo Gonzalez; 6-Antonio de Leon, 2-Daniel Montes, 3-Oswaldo Alanis, 18-Cesar Martinez, 16-Homero Guajardo, 17-Alberto Soto (11-Ulises Davila, 54), 15-Francisco Dorame, 8-Moises Velazco, 14-Axel Caballero (10-Americo Rodriguez, 46), 7-Arnold Rivas (13-Israel Sabdio, 86)

Subs Not Used: 12-Alejandro Vela, 5-Antonio Ocampo, 19-Ivan Islas, 4-Christian Rodriguez

Head Coach:

Statistical Summary:

Shots 8 / 5
Saves 3 / 1
Fouls 16 / 19
Corner Kicks 7 / 5
Offside 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
MEX – Americo Rodriguez (caution) 50th minute
USA – Danny Cruz (caution) 54.
MEX – Cesar Martinez (caution) 59.
MEX – Francisco Dorame (caution) 64.
USA – Brandon Manzonelli (caution) 66.
USA – Brandon Manzonelli (ejection) 66.
MEX – Moises Velazco (ejection) 66.
MEX – Daniel Montes (ejection) 72.
USA – Brek Shea (caution) 75.
MEX – Arnold Rivas (caution) 76.

U-18 MNT Draws with Scotland at Limoges Tournament

LIMOGES, France (Nov. 3, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team played Scotland to a 1-1 draw in their final game of the Limoges Tournament in France.

Scotland opened the scoring early, putting away a goal in the eighth minute. But just 15 minutes later, the U.S. answered back when Bryan Dominguez fired in a direct kick to even the score, and the 1-1 draw would stand up.

The U.S. finished the Limoges Tournament with a 0-2-1 record.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA U18 MNT vs. Scotland
Competition: Limoges Tournament
Location: Beaublanc Stadium, Limoges, France
Date: November 3rd, 2007
Weather: Cold/Overcast

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

SCO - Sludden (Russell)          8th minute
USA - Dominguez(unassisted)  23

USA: Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Brek Shea, Nic Milington, Omar Elmasri (Alex Nimo, 46), Shane Cooke (Jared Jeffrey, 46), Bryan Dominguez, Mario Ledezma, Daniel Wenzel (Mykell Bates, 46), Chris Agorsor(Brandon Zimmerman, 63), Chris Hegngi (Greg Garza, 46)

Subs Not Used: Josh Lambo, Billy Schuler

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

SCO: Jonathan Brown, Nicholas Gallagher, David Wotherspoon, Michael Tidser, Carlo Monti (Scott M’Manus, 85), Stephen Coutts, Oliver Russell (Alistair Park, 85), Stephen Hendry (Craig Connell, 78), Liam Kelly, Paul Sludden (Sean Kerr, 64), Ryan Strachan

Subs not used: Michael Andrews, Andrew Milne, Michael Graham

Head Coach: Ross Mathie

Statistical Summary:
Shots       7 / 5
Saves       2 / 1
Fouls     12 / 17
Corner Kicks 3 / 7
Offside 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Alex Nimo Yellow 83

U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Falls to France, 3-1, at Limoges Tournament

LIMOGES, France (Oct. 30, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team fell, 3-1, to France in their opening match of the Limoges Tournament. Emmanuel Rivière got France on the board first in the 15th minute, but Billy Schuler evened the score just two minutes later.

In the 90th minute, Damien Le Tallec put France back on top, and he then converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to make the final score 3-1.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Game Report

Participants: USA U18 MNT vs. France
Competition: Limoges Tournament
Location: Beaublanc Stadium, Limoges, France
Date: October, 30th, 2007
Weather: Cold

Scoring Summary:
              1   2   F
USA      1   0   1
FRA      1   2   3

FRA - Riviere                                           14th minute
USA - Billy Schuler (Gregory Garza)   16.
FRA - Le Tallec                                       90.
FRA - Le Tallec                                       94+

USA: 1-Josh Lambo, 4-Sheanon Williams, 3-Mykell Bates, 16-Brandon Zimmerman (14- Nick
Millington, 78), 15-Brek Shea, 6-Daniel Wenzel, 7-Jared Jeffrey, 10-Bryan Dominguez,
19-Alex Nimo, 21- Billy Schuler(11-Mario Ledezma, 83), 17-Greg Garza(12-Chris
Agorsor, 78)

Subs Not Used: 18- Zac MacMath, 8-Shane Cooke, 20-Omar Elmasri, 9-Chris Hegngi

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

FRA: 1-Keita, 2-Duplus, 3-El Kaoutari, 4-Lebbihi, 5-Nelson, 6-Benzerga(8-Riff,
81), 7-Bazile(11-Partouche, 69), 9-Le Tallec, 10-M’Vila, 17-Camara(12-H’Sakala, 72),
18-Riviere(13-Monrose, 78)

Subs not used: 14-Ndiaye, 15-Villard, 16-Delle

Head Coach: F. Blaquart

Statistical Summary:
Shots      6 / 9
Saves     9 / 4
Fouls    21  / 18
Corner Kicks 2 / 6
Offside 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Brek Shea (caution)                  21st Minute
FRA - El Kaoutari (caution)                  54.
USA  - Sheanon Williams (caution)  72.
FRA - Le Tallec (caution)                     76.
USA - Sheanon Williams (caution)   93+
USA - Sheanon Williams (ejection)  93+

Sheanon Williams is a product of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program, and he has played in two youth World Cups for the USA: the 2007 U-17 World Cup in Korea and the 2009 U-20 World Cup in Egypt. He has played for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union since 2010.

  • Made 32 regular-season starts and netted his first MLS goal in 2011
  • Played for one season at North Carolina in 2008, then had tryouts with VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) and FC Twente (Netherlands) before returning to the U.S. to play for the Carolina Dynamo
  • Brought into the 2012 Olympic Qualifying team when defender Joshua Gatt was recalled by Norwegian club Molde