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U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team White Defeats Crossfire Premier, 1-0, Behind Luis Gil Goal

BRADENTON, Fla. (December 9, 2007) – Luis Gil scored the only goal of the day for the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team, leading them to a 1-0 win against Crossfire Premier. The win wrapped up the team’s participation at the 2007 Development Academy Nike Friendlies in Bradenton, Fla.

Gil’s goal came in the 69th minute when Jon-Paul Medina slotted him a ball. Gil didn’t hesitate in hitting a one-time shot into the far post, past goalkeeper Spencer Richey.

Goalkeeper Will Whiddon earned the shutout for the U.S.

-- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Game Report --

Match-up: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team
Date: December 9, 2007
Competition: 2007 Development Academy Nike Friendlies
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary:   1   2   F
USA                              0   1   1
Crossfire Premier     0   0   0

USA – Luis Gil (Jon-Paul Medina)      69th minute.

USA: 24-Will Whiddon; 2-Zach Wenger, 4-Matt Wiltse, 20-Jon-Paul Medina, 26-Jordan McCrary; 8-Will Trapp, 12-McAmos Paye, 28-Luis Gil; 16-James Rogers, 25-Henry Rios, 19-Renzo Chavez
Subs not used: 11-Cole Iverson, 22-Juan Mendoza, 35-James Petruccelli, 32-Connor Rezende, 5-Keegan Smith, 18-Max Kurtzman
Head Coach: Jim Barlow

CRS: GK-Spencer Richey, 7-Josh Smith, 8-Jack Ryan, 6-Rob Lanshe; 16-Bradley McIntosh, 9-Ben Fisk, 5-Charlie Piehler, 12-Jose Garibay, 17-Eddie Mendoza; 3-Cody Snyder, 2-Kelyn Rome
Subs not used: GK-Dillon Saffle, 14-Austin Wyatt, 15-Renato Bandeira, 19-Elwood Sevon, 18-Tyson Sykes
Head Coach: Bernie James

Stats Summary:    USA   CRS
Shots                           4        4
Saves                           2       4
Corner Kicks               3       1
Fouls                            7       8
Offside                         0       1

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
1st Asst.: Lance Van Haitsma
2nd Asst.: Carle Hagemann, Jr.