AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (August 8, 2005) - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team fell to the Ajax U-19s 2-0 in their final match during their 10-day tour of the Netherlands. The U-17s will return home on Tuesday and have a week off before returning to Bradenton, Fla., on Aug. 15 to begin their final preparations for the 2005 FIFA Under-17 World Championship.
The U.S. held their own with the older club team, even outshooting Ajax 10-9, but couldn't find the back of the net. Ajax scored in the 40th and 75th minutes.
U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. Ajax U-19
Competition: Friendly – Holland Tour
Location: Ajax Training Facility; Amsterdam, Holland
Date: August 8, 2005
Weather: Sunny, warm 80 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 0 0
AJX 1 1 2
AJX – n/a 40th minute
AJX – n/a 75.
USA: 1-Bryant Rueckner; 3-Kevin Alston, 5-Ofori Sarkodie, 13-Blake Wagner, 14-Amaechi Igwe; 6-Quavas Kirk, 19-Michael Farfan, 8-Kyle Nakazawa, 11-Ryan Soroka (17-Jeremy Hall, 69); 10-David Arvizu (15-Dan Kelly, 80), 9-Preston Zimmerman (21-Omar Gonzalez, 75).
Shots 10 9
Saves 2 5
Fouls 15 17
Corner Kicks 3 4
Offside 4 2