1999 U.S. MEN'S UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
|Participants:||U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team vs. SC Corinthians (Brazil)|
|Competition:||Dallas Cup International Youth Tournament|
|Date:||March 31, 1999|
|Weather:||Breezy - 65 degrees|
COR - Edson Da Silva, (Soares), 8,
COR - Gilberto Goncalves, (unassitsted), 14,
USA - Jordan Cil, (Donovan), 19,
USA - Landon Donovan, (Convey), 26,
COR - Luciano Silva, (unassisted), 90.
USA - 1-Delvin Countness, 4-Nelson Akwari (Capt.), 6-Greg Martin, 22-Kellen Kalso, 12-Matt Roberts, 9-Adolfo Gregorio (5-Bryan Jackson, 64), 7-Kenneth Cutler, 11-Bobby Convey, 3-DaMarcus Beasley, 16-Jordan Cila (13-Raul Rivera, 75), 20-Landon Donovan.
COR - Carlos Gregorio, Ramon Soares, Luciano Silva, Gilmar Silva (Fernando Filho, 75), Erison Silva, Marcelo Magalahaes, Jeson Madeo, Gilberto Goncalves, Sergio De Jesus, Waldir Da Silva, Edson Da Silva (Lenin Fiscina, 60).
NOTE: Playing in front of 10,000 fans the USA was in a must-win situation against SC Corinthians (Brazil) in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Cup. Knowing that a draw would not advance the USA to the next round, with fifteen minutes left in the match U.S. U-17 Head Coach John Ellinger pushed Greg Martin into midfield, leaving three defenders in the back, to create more pressure and scoring chances. The Corinthians scored in the 90th minute securing a 3-2 victory and knocking the U-17s out of the Dallas Cup. The USA had only two field player substitutes as the team was missing four starters due to injuries and suspensions: Alexander Yi (strained ACL), Oguchi Onweyu (hip-flexor), Seth Trembly (card suspension) and Kyle Beckerman (card suspension). The U-17s will return to Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, April 2, where the team will continue preparations for their May 9 (San Miguel, El Salvador) and May 22 (Columbus, OH) encounter with El-Salvador for the third and final CONCACAF berth in the '99 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand. The U-17s will travel to Orlando, Fla. on April 9 to play two exhibition games at the Seminole County Sports Training Center. The USA will play Stetson University on April 9 and Clemson University on April 10.