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U.S. U17 MNT Closes Out Eight Nations Tournament with Win Over New Zealand

ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA (June 21, 2007) - The Under-17 Men's National Team picked up their first win in the Eight Nations Tournament in South Korea, topping New Zealand, 1-0.

The game was scoreless until the 30th minute when Brek Shea picked up a pass from Billy Schuler along the left flank. Shea sped past his defender and found himself one on one with the goalkeeper, and was able to slot the ball into the net. A great display of goalkeeping on both ends from USA's Josh Lambo and New Zealand's Jake Gleeson.made that score hold up.

The U.S. finished 1-2 in the tournament, which was a preparation for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Eight Nations Tournament Results:
Group A                                                         Group B
6/16                                                                6/17
Brazil 2, South Korea 0                               Japan 1, USA 0
Ghana 3, Haiti 0                                           Nigeria 2, New Zealand 1

6/18                                                                6/19                                         
Brazil 3, Ghana 3                                          Nigeria 2, USA 1
South Korea 2, Haiti 0                                 Japan 3, New Zealand 0

6/20                                                               6/21
South Korea 3, Ghana 0                            Nigeria 5, Japan 0
Brazil 4, Haiti 0                                            USA 1, New Zealand 0

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

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Nigeria U17MNT
Competition: 8 Nations International Tournament
Location: Uslan, Korea Republic
Date: June 21, 2007
Weather: 88 degrees

Scoring Summary: 
            1    2    F
USA    1    0    1
NZL     0   0    0

USA - Brek Shea (Billy Schuler) 30th minute

USA:; 1-Josh Lambo; 2-Sheanon Williams, 3-Mykell Bates, 5-Thomas Meyer, 21-Chris Klute; 8-Jared Jeffrey (14-Jesse Paredes, 46), 9-Ellis McLoughlin (Alex Dixon, 67), 11-Abdusalam Ibrahim (Brek Shea, 27), 17-Greg Garza; 10-Bryan Dominguez, 13-Billy Schuler;
Subs Not Used: 16-Brandon Zimmerman, 18-Zac MacMath, 22-Brendan King, 23-Nick Millington, Ryan Gracia
Head Coach: John Hackworth

New Zealand: 20-Jake Gleeson; 2-Isaac Fitzgerald (4-Colin Murphy, 56), 3-Mars Keomahavong, 6-Nick Corliss, 19-Adam Cowen (12-Fraser Colson, 46); 8-Cory Chettleburgh, 11-Ben Hunt, 14-Mario Hofmann (7-Jacob Mathews, 35), 18-Hamish Chang (10-Moses Petelo, 79); 9-Costa Barbarouses, 13-Geoff Macintyre (21-Chris Wood, 63);
Subs not used: 1-Michael O’Keeffe, 5-Tim Meyers, 15-Tyson Brandt, 16-Godwin Darkwa, 17-Jason Hicks,
Head Coach: Colin Tuaa

Statistical Summary:
                           USA    NZL
Shots                 21       7
Shots on goal   10      3
Saves                 3          7
Fouls                 17        9
Corner Kicks     3         5
Offside                4         4

Misconduct Summary:

USA Mykell Bates (caution)        11th minute
USA Billy Schuler (caution)         45.
NZL Ben Hunt (caution)               52.
NZL Geoff Macintyre (caution)    60.
USA Greg Garza (caution)           73.