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U-17 Men Fall to Ajax 2-0

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
Attendance: 150

Scoring Summary: 
             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).

AJX: n/a

Statistical Summary:
                               USA     AJX
Shots                      10          9
Saves                       2          5
Fouls                       15        17
Corner Kicks           3          4
Offside                     4          2 

Misconduct Summary: