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U-17 '90 MNT To Face Argentina in Buenos Aires Tournament

The U.S. Under-17 ’90 Men’s National Team will face the Argentina U-17 Men’s National Team in the six-team Copa Esperanzas Corea 2007 tournament next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The U.S. will travel to Buenos Aires this Thursday, March 23, and will practice for three days before kicking off Group A of the tournament on March 27 against Selective A, a regional select team from Argentina. Two days later, the U-17 ‘90s will play Argentina in their second international match of the year. The U.S. will play a placement match against a team from Group B, which includes the Australian U-17 Men's National Team, C.A. All Boys and Rafaela Selective.

The last two teams in each group will play for fifth place on March 31, while the third place and final will be played on April 1. U.S. U-17 head coach John Hackworth will bring a 20-player roster to Argentina. The day before the U-17 ‘90s leave for Argentina, they will face the University of Cincinnati on Wednesday, March 22 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

U-17 ’90 MNT Roster - Argentina
GOALKEEPERS (2): Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Chris Miller (Garland, Texas); DEFENDERS (5): Brandon Lee (Tenafly, N.J.), Ian Kalis (Plano, Texas), Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.), Thomas Meyer (St. Louis, Mo.), TJ Nelson (Garland, Texas); MIDFIELDERS (9): Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.), Jared Jeffrey (Dallas, Texas), Kirk Urso (Lombard, Ill.), Tevin Jackson (Baltimore, Md.), Matthey Uy (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Tarr (Knoxville, Tenn.), Brandon Zimmerman (Pasco, Wash.), Dane Shea (College Station, Texas), Jesse Paredes (Los Angeles, Calif.); FORWARDS (4): Danny Barerra (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Temi Molinar (Chandler, Ariz.), Ellis McLoughlin (Seattle, Wash.), Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.).

U-17 ’90 MNT Schedule

Date                         Opponent
March 22                  University of Cincinnati
March 27*                 Selective A
March 29*                 Argentina U-17 MNT
March 31/April 1*     Placement Match

* Copa Esperanzas Corea 2007 Tournament