U.S. U-17 MNT Opens Copa Saprissa with Win
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (June 23, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team opened the Copa Saprissa Internacional with a 3-0 win against Linafa, a select team from Costa Rica.
Elijah Martin scored first for the U.S., tallying in the 18th minute. Chris Lema added the second goal for the U.S. in the 64th minute and Rolando Muñoz sealed the 3-0 score line in the70th minute.
All matches at the tournament are 70 minutes long. The U.S. next faces Honduras on June 24, before taking on Costa Rica on June 25. The U.S. U-17 Men then play against Chorrillo FC from Panama on June 26, before wrapping up tournament play against Mexico on June 27.
Match: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Linafa
Competition: Copa Saprissa Internacional
Location: Saprissa, Costa Rica
Date: June 23, 2012
Weather: 80 degrees
USA 1 2 3
Linafa 0 0 0
USA - Elijah Martin 18th minute
USA - Chris Lema 64
USA - Rolando Munoz 70
USA: 12-Evan Louro, 13-Adonis Amaya, 15-Jorge Miranda, 14-Conor Donovan, 23-Elijah Martin, 18-Rolando Munoz, 16-Aaron Meyer, 20-Chris Lema, 17-Alan Winn, 19-Wesley Wade, 21-Bradford Jamieson (Rubio Rubin, 62)
Subs not used: 1-Paul Christensen, 2-Shaq Moore, 3-John Requejo Jr., 9-Ahinga Selemani, 24-Gonzalo Rolon, 25-Jordan Cano
Head Coach: Richie Williams
LINAFA: 1-Rolando Gomez, 6-Monor Vargas (4-Jose Alvarado, 52), 18-Kevin Gamboa, 5-Eduard Sibaja, 2-Diego Rodriguez, 3-Fernando Segura (12- Joshua Ulate, 69), 8-Francisco Gamboa, 7- Alfonso Gonzalez (15-Jorge Fonseca, 50), 10-Josue Rojas (14-Isaac Naranjo, 36), 9-Jordy Araya, 11-Pablo Marin (16-Michael Alvarez, 65)
Subs not used: 13-Raul Sandoval, 22-Jose Salas
Heach Coach: Pablo Salas
USA - Rolando Munoz (caution) 8th minute
USA - Aaron Meyer (caution) 38