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U-17 MNT Fall to Newell's Old Boys


ROSARIO, Argentina (Oct. 23, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team fell to Newell's Old Boys, 4-1, this afternoon in their first match of the Copa Cuidad de Rosario.

In the other match of the four-team tournament that includes two international teams, Paraguay defeated Rosario Central 3-0. The U.S. will next face Rosario Central on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and then Paraguay on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Newell's Old Boys took the early lead on an own goal in the eighth minute and added another seven minutes after halftime, but Ryan Finley pulled one back for the U.S. with a strike with 10 minutes remaining. Finley trapped a cross from Jose Altimorano inside the area and then hit a hard drive into the lower corner.

The U.S. went full-out on the attack in the final 10 minutes in hopes of scoring the equalizer, but it was the Old Boys that were able to find the back of the net with goals in the 81st and 90th minutes.

The U.S. actually outshot Newell's Old Boys, 18-8, throughout the match.


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

Match-up: USA vs. Newell’s Old Boys
Date: October 23, 2006
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Estadio Gigante de Arroyito; Rosario, Argentina
Attendance: 200
Weather: Clear, 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:  
                                      1     2      F
USA                              0     1      1
Newell’s Old Boys     1     3      4

Scoring:
NOB – Own goal (Kofi Sarkodie)                         8th minute
NOB – Alexis Barraza                                             52.
USA – Ryan Finley (Jose Altimorano)                 80.
NOB – Santiago Fernandez (Hugo Gomez)      81.
NOB – Axel Muller                                                   90.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Zac MacMath; 22-Kofi Sarkodie (5-Matt Uy, 70), 3-Mykell Bates, 4-Howard Turk, 15-Greg Garza (20-Ryan Gracia, 46); 6-Danny Wenzel, 8-Jared Jeffrey, 19-Jesse Paredes (12-Ryan Finley, 75); 9-Ellis McLoughlin, 2-Sheanon Williams, 7-Axel Levry (23-Jose Altamirano, 46).

NOB: 1-Jonatan Aguero; 2-Alexis Machuca (18-Jonatan Herenu, 90), 3-Axel Muller, 4-Gaston Gureceaga, 6-Rodrigo Chaves Scardino; 5-Mauricio Scaglia, 8-Alexis Barraza (14-Matias Cascio, 87), 10-Javier Gorosito (16-Hugo Gomez, 75), 11-Ivan Ortega (15-Flavio Ramos, 83); 7-Santiago Fernandez (17-Faqcundo Varela, 90), 9-Isidro Moscarella (19-Nicolas Silva, 46).

Stats Summary:     
                                USA   NOB
 Shots                      18        8
 Saves                       3         4
 Corner Kicks           1         4
 Fouls                        8        12
 Offside                      1        5

Misconduct Summary:
none

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