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U.S. Under-17 MNT Takes First-Minute Lead but Drops Scrimmage to Chicago Fire, 3-1


BRADENTON, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team took an early lead, but fell to the Chicago Fire, 3-1, in a scrimmage at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

Donovan Henry opened the scoring in the first minute when he intercepted a pass intended for Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch, touched it and placed his shot into the left side of the net. Despite being outshot 17-6 throughout the game, the U.S. held onto its lead until the 73rd minute when Floyd Franks ran onto a long ball and beat USA's second-half goalkeeper Spencer Richey to level the score.

The Fire took its first lead of the day on Patrick Nyarko's first goal of the day in the 79th minute. Nyarko's second of the day came in the 89th minute when he brought down a Zach Pope cross into the box and made the final score 3-1.


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

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Competition: Friendly
Location: IMG Field #5, Bradenton, Florida
Date: February 9, 2008
Weather: Sunny, 74 degrees

Scoring Summary:
                1   2   F
USA        1   0   1
CHI          0  3   3

USA  - Donovan Henry (unassisted)     1st min
CHI  -  Floyd Franks (unassisted)          73.
CHI     Patrick Nyarko (Brian Plotkin)     79.
CHI  -  Patrick Nyarko (Zach Pope)        89.


Lineups:
USA 1st Half - 18-Brian Sylvestre; 3-Tyler Polak, 35-Kofi Sarkodie, 33-Tre Perry, 17-Julio Arjona; 26-Greg Garza, 22-Eder Arreola, 37-Scott Caldwell, 36-Nick Millington; 10-Bryan Dominguez, 14-Donovan Henry;

USA 2nd Half - 1-Spencer Richey; 7-Perry Kitchen, 11-Jared Watts, 12-Andrew Craven, 19-Emilio Orozco; 5-Bryan Duran, 9-Carlos Martinez, 13-Joseph Gyau (15-Stefan Jerome, 82), 20-Robert Derschang; 8-Luis Gil, 16-Jack McInerney;

Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

CHI 1st 30 min - 1-Jon Busch; 8-Diego Gutierrez, 22-Wilman Conde, 31-Tim Regan, 34-Austin Washington; 7-Logan Pause, 10-Blanco, 20-Mike Banner, 33-Stephen King; 9-Tomasz Frankowski, 19-Chad Barrett;

CHI 2nd 30 min - GK-Nick Noble; 5-Brian Plotkin, 23-Osei Telesford, 24-Daniel Woolard, 35-Bruno Menezes; 4-Bakary Soumare, 17-Chris Rolfe, 21-Justin Mapp, 29-Peter Lowry; 3-Calen Carr, 13-Floyd Franks;

CHI 3rd 30 min - GK-Dominic Cervi; 6-Jeff Curtin, 24-Daniel Woolard, 26-Iradj Farahmad, 41-Tim Bode; 36-Kei Kasiguran, 37-Adrian Bumbut, 38- Zach Pope, 39-Tim Conway, 12-Patrick Nyarko, 13-Floyd Franks (5-Brian Plotkin, 76);

Head Coach: Denis Hamlett

Statistical Summary:
         USA / CHI
Shots 6 / 17
Shots on goal 4 / 10
Saves 6 / 3
Fouls 10 / 6
Corner Kicks 5 / 4
Offside 8 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
NONE

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