AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 27, 2005) - The U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team secured a 2-1 victory over the older US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Region III 1989s 2-1 this afternoon in Austin, Texas.
The U.S. took the early lead when Danny Barerra buried a pass from Kirk Urso in the seventh minute.
Region III was able to pull even 10 minutes into the second half when Michael Canard was able to finish past U.S. goalkeeper Josh Lambo. After an initial shot by a Region III player was shanked at the top of the box, Canard was able to pounce on the loose ball in the box. Lambo came out to try and get to the ball, but Canard got there first to touch it past the 'keeper and slot it home into the open net.
Ellis McLoughlin notched the game-winner with a fantastic finish off a throw-in. Sheanon Williams threw the ball in from the right sideline and McLoughlin was able to head the ball over the outstretched hands of Joe Bendik to the back post.
U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘90s Men’s National Team vs. Region III 1989
Competition: US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys Thanksgiving Interregional
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: November 27, 2005
Weather: Windy, 60 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 1 1 2
Region I 1989 0 1 1
*** 40-minute match
USA - Danny Barerra (Kirk Urso) 7th minute
REG - Michael Canard 50.
USA - Ellis McLoughlin (Sheanon Williams) 59.
USA: 1-Josh Lambo; 2-Brandon Lee, 3-Thomas Meyer, 4-Mykell Bates; 5-Ian Kalis, 7-Jared Jeffrey, 11-Kirk Urso, 7-Sheanon Williams, 8-Danny Barerra; 13-David McVane, 10-Ellis McLoughlin.
REG: Joe Bendik; Enrique Barrientos, Greg Eckhart, Andre Mitchell, Sam Arthur (Chris T., 41); Anthony Wallace, Bryan Arguez (Kaoru Forbess, 41), Cameron Brown, Stephen Cabas; Cameron Hogsett, Alejandro Taylor (Michael Canard).
Shots 10 11
Saves 2 3
Fouls 13 14
Corner Kicks 4 3
Offside 1 3
REG - Cameron Brown (caution) 40th minute