MADRID (Feb. 18, 2009) -- A goal in the waning seconds gave Spain a 2-1 edge over the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team at the Cuidad de Futbol in Madrid during the USA's week-long foreign training camp.
Spain's Borja Gonzalez Tomas opened the scoring in the 18th minute, quickly turning and finishing a ball that was played into the box by Pablo Sarabia Garcia.
In the 69th minute, the U.S. pulled even when Jack McInerney put away his fourth tally of the year. Stefan Jerome did well to lay the ball off for the strong forward, whose shot got past Spanish 'keeper Killan Falcón Rodríguez.
Just seconds before the final whistle, Spain pushed for the game-winner on a corner kick, and after a goal-mouth scramble, Sergi Gomez Sola took a shot through the crowd that would count as the game-winner. Spain is in the midst of final preparations for the UEFA championship in March.
The U.S. will face a youth team from Real Madrid on Thursday and a select team from Rayo Majadahonda on Saturday before returning to Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday.
U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report
Participants: U.S. U-17 Men's National Team v. Spain
Competition: International Friendly
Location: Ciudad del Futbol, Madrid - SPAIN
Date: February 18, 2009
Weather: 50 degrees, sunny
1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
ESP 1 1 2
ESP - Borja González Tomás (11- Pablo Sarabia García) 18th min
USA - Jack McInerney (7-Stefan Jerome) 69
ESP - Sergi Gómez Sola 90+
USA: 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Jared Watts, 3-Tyler Polak, 4-Perry Kitchen, 6-Eriq Zavaleta; 5-Marlon Duran, 8-Charles Renken (16-Sebastian Lletget, 65), 10-Luis Gil (13-Joseph Gyau, 65), 11-Carlos Martinez (15-Nick Palodichuk, 46); 7-Stefan Jerome (12-Sean Davis, 89), 9-Jack McInerney;
Subs not used: 14-Zachary Herold, 17-Michael Ambrose, 18-Spencer Richey
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera
ESP: 1-Killan Falcón Rodríguez (13-Edgar Badia Guardiola, 46); 2-Albert Dalmau Martínez, 3-Enric Saborit Teixidor (12-Albert Blázquez Robles, 76), 4-Víctor Mongil Adeva (14-Jordi Amat Maas, 67), 5-Sergi Gómez Sola; 6-Jorge Resurrección Merodio (17-Alejandro Fernández Iglesias, 55), 7-Kevin La Cruz Coscolin (16-Jualian Luque Conde, 46), 8-Rubén Pardo Gutiérrez, 10-Francisco Roman Alarcón (15-Iker Muñain Goñi, 46), 11-Pablo Sarabia García; 9-Borja González Tomás (18-Rubén Sobrino Pozuelo, 63);
Subs Not Used: None
Head Coach: Gines Melendez
USA / ESP
Shots 3 / 6
Shots on goal 1 / 2
Saves 1 / 0
Corner Kicks 1 / 6