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U-17 MNT Win Final Match in Argentina

ROSARIO, Argentina (Oct. 28, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team defeated Renato Cesarini Academy, 3-1, this afternoon in their final match of their month-long trip to Argentina.

The U.S. will return to the U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 after spending the entire month of October in Argentina training and playing matches.

In their final match, the U.S. took the lead in the 25th minute when Ryan Finley finished off a cross from Amobi Okugo. Okugo fed Finley with a long ball from midfield and the forward was able to dart passed his defenders and hit a low drive past the 'keeper.

Renato pulled even just three minutes later when Danielo Abigliano finished past U.S. goalkeeper Josh Lambo.

Finley put the U.S. up for good a few minutes after halftime when he buried a pass from Axel Levry who did well to get free on the left flank and cross the ball into the box.

Ellis McLoughlin put the game out of reach in 72nd minute when he scored off  a free kick from the top of the box. The forward drilled his shot low through the wall and into the net.

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

Match-up: USA vs. Renato Cesarini Academy
Date: October 28, 2006
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Renato Casarini Academy; Rosario, Argentina
Attendance: 100
Weather: Rainy, 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:   
                                      1     2      F
USA                              1     2      3
Renato Cesarini        1     0      1

USA – Ryan Finley (Amobi Okugo)                    25th minute
RCA – Danielo Abigliano (Fabiab Arevalo)      28.
USA – Ryan Finley (Axel Levry)                           48.
USA – Ellis McLoughin                                         72.

USA: 40-Josh Lambo; 2-Sheanon Williams, 22-Kofi Sarkodie, 23-Christian Ibeagha (25-Lonnie Carter, 73); 34-Amobi Okugo (6-Danny Wenzel, 86), 29-Ryan Gracia (8-Jared Jeffrey, 61), 16-Kirk Urso, 17-Danny Barrera, 27-Brendan King (30-Jose Altimorano, 61); 38-Ryan Finley (9-Ellis McLoughlin, 69), 7-Axel Levry

RCA: 22-Damian Blanco (21-Nahud Avieux, 73); 11-Robinson Lefin, 20-Diego Hernandez (2-Guilermo Sotelo, 61), 54-Alex Denis, 13-Sebastian Mansilla; 9-Fabian Arevalo, 5-Fernando Balbi (70-Marcelo Zavalla, 46), 18-Javier Favarel (19-Jonathan Miranda, 59), 30-Danielo Abigliano (31-Gonzalo Canteros, 46); 14-Gustavo Fernandez (11-Joaquin Matalia, 46), 97-Christian Nieves (15-Yago Castro, 59).  

Stats Summary:     
                                 USA   RCA
 Shots                        14        8
 Saves                         4         3
 Corner Kicks             3         1
 Fouls                        20       10
 Offside                        4         3

Misconduct Summary:
RCA – Fabian Arevalo (caution)         50th minute
RCA – Robinson Lefin (caution)        83.