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U.S. Draws Ecuador, Advances to La Serena Cup Final

LA SERENA, Chile (Feb. 5, 2009) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team tied Ecuador 1-1 in the third game of the La Serena cup in northern Chile, bringing their unbeaten record to 2-0-1.

With head coach Wilmer Cabrera using 11 different starters than he used in a 1-0 win against Peru, the U.S. gave up their first goal of the trip in the 57th minute. They were able to battle back just 13 minutes later, however, as Michael Ambrose struck a free kick that leveled the game and gave the U.S. a place in the La Serena Cup final on Feb. 7.


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

Participants: USA U17 MNT v. Ecuador U17 MNT
Competition: La Serena Cup 2009
Location: La Serena, Chile
Date: February 5, 2009
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny

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

ECU - Yeison Ordonez (Jonathan De La Cru)    57th minute
USA - Michael Ambrose (unassisted)                  70th

USA: 18-Spencer Richey; 15-Shaquille Phillips, 20-Zachary Herold, 21-Michael Ambrose, 22-Donovan Henry (11-Carlos Martinez, 72); 12-Sean Davis, 13-Joseph Gyau (8-Charles Renken, 84), 14-Erik Stephenson, 16-Jose Perez (4-Perry Kitchen, 58); 17-Juan Agudelo (10-Luis Gil, 66), 19-Soony Saad (6-Jared Watts, 90);
Subs not used: 1-Earl Edwards, 2-Eriq Zavaleta
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

ECU: 12-Diego Posligua; 3-Dennys Quinonez, 6-Cesar Villacis, 17-Estaban Villaprado, 20-Mario Pineida; 5-Dixon Arroyo, 8-Yeison Ordonez, 10-Jonathan De La Cru (19-Richard Caicedo, 78), 16-Kevin Tello; 9-Luis Celi, 11-Carlos Alava (18-Marco Nazareno, 85);
Subs Not Used: 1-Fredy Carcelen, 2-Bryan Carranza, 4-Jorge Valencia, 13-Jorge Cuesta, 14-Joao Plata, 15-Ramiro Montesdeoca
Head Coach: Jose Javier Rodriguez

Statistical Summary:
Shots 7 / 7
Shots on goal 4 / 1
Saves 0 / 3
Corner Kicks 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Soony Saad (caution)                48th minute
USA - Erik Stephenson (ejection)       54
USA - Zachary Herold (caution)           59
ECU - Dennys Quinonez (caution)     84