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U.S. Under-18 MNT Scores Late to Draw With St. John's University

ZARAPETH, N.J. (April 23, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team got a late goal from Norris White to come away with a 1-1 draw against St. John's University in a scrimmage.

The match was scoreless until the 78th minute, when St. John's Tafadzwa Chiduku intercepted a pass and sent Adam Himeno in on a through ball. Himeno was in alone on goal, and slipped the ball past U.S. goalkeeper Cody Mizell to put St. John's ahead.

In the 90th minute, however, the U.S. battled back, earning a corner kick that was taken by Kelyn Rowe. Rowe sent the ball into the box and found the feet of Dersu Abolfathi, who made a cheeky back heel pass to Norris White. White fired his shot off a St. John's defender and into the net to even the score at one goal apiece.

The U.S. will play two more scrimmages against local Development Academy club PDA, before closing out camp on Saturday, April 26.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team Match Report

Participants: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. St. John’s University
Competition: Friendly/Scrimmage
Location: PDA Facility. Zarephath, Somerset. N.J.
Date: April 23, 2008
Weather: Clear

Scoring Summary:
            1    2    Final
USA    0    1    1
SJU     0    1   1

SJU – Adam Himeno (Tafadzwa Chiduku)    78th minute
USA – Norris White  (Tristan Bowen)              90.

USA: Cody Mizell; Chad Barson, Jose Diaz, Aubrey Perry, Harrison Petts (Kelyn Rowe, 73), Kofi Sarkodie (Norris White, 70); Brian Dominguez, Eder Arreola (Tristan Bowen, 56), Amobi Okugo; Adam Jahn (Dersu Abolfathi, 65), Donny Toia (Ben Speas, 59)

Subs Not Used: Johnathan Aguirre, Scott Caldwell, John Fitzpatrick, Hunter Gorskie, Christopher Ortega, Steven Palumbo, Dylan Renna, Dillon Saffle

Head Coach: Bob Jenkins

SJU: 25-Neal Kitson; 24- Ben Clack, 27-Joel Gustafsson, 3-David Reed; 17-Nelson Becerra, 16-Tafadzwa Chiduku, 14-Alexandre Ivo (8-Michael Luk, 78), 20-Tadeu Terra, 28-Greg Tinari; 23-Adam Himeno, 11-Ryan Soroka (21-Anthony Vazquez, 70’)

Subs Not Used: 18-Jara Habib, 9-Alex Paszek, 19-Rory Quinn

Head Coach: Bob Masur

Statistical Summary:

            USA / SJU
Shots 4 / 2
Shots on goal 8 / 7
Saves 2 / 1
Fouls 13 / 11
Corner Kicks 3 / 3
Offside 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
SJU– Tadeu Terra (caution)            21st minute
SJU– Nelson Becerra (caution)      38th
SJU– Joel Gustafsson (caution)    77
USA– Kelyn Rowe (caution)            85
SJU– Joel Gustafsson (ejection)   86