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U-17 '91 MNT Defeat Mexico 3-0


MOUILLERON LE CAPTIF, France (April 9, 2007) - The U.S. Under-17 '91 MNT shutout Mexico, 3-0, in their final match of the 35th Mondial Minimes International Tournament this afternoon in Mouilleron le Captif, France. With the victory, the U.S. finished in ninth place out of 12 teams.

The U.S. scored all three of its goals in the first half as they dominated Mexico for the entire game. The U.S. outshot Mexico, 13-4, and never allowed their rival to earn a single corner kick. Scott Caldwell, who suffered a shot to the lip and stayed in the game after getting eight stitches, was involved in all three goals.

The first two goals came off corner kicks, with the first coming in the ninth minute. Dersu Abolfathi timed his run perfectly to head home Caldwell's corner just in front of the Mexican goalkeeper.

Abolfathi was also able to get his head to another corner from Caldwell in the 20th minute, but this time he flicked it back to a waiting Kofi Sarkodie who was able to head it into the net from close range.

The final goal for the U.S. came off a penalty kick just before halftime. Caldwell was brought down in the box and Abdus Ibrahim finished from the spot.

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

Participants: USA vs. Mexico
Competition: 35th Mondial Minimes International Tournament
Location: Mouilleron Le Captif, France
Date: April 9, 2007
Weather: Clear, 65 Degrees

Scoring Summary:
              1     2      F
USA      3     0      3
MEX      0     0      0

USA – Dersu Abolfathi (Scott Caldwell)              9th minute
USA – Kofi Sarkodie (Dersu Abolfathi)                20.
USA – Abdusalam Ibrahim (Penatly Kick)          40.  

Lineups:
USA: 1-Cody Mizell (18-Keegan Gunderson, 41); 8-Kofi Sarkodie, 3-Gale Agbossoumonde, 7-Chad Barson, 4-Luis Herrera; 5-Amobi Okugo, 12-Scott Caldwell, (Korey Veeder, 74), 11-Abdusalam Ibrahim; 15-Kadeem Dacres (10-Charles Renken, 41), 6-Dersu Abolfathi (14-Ben Speas, 67), 16-Ryan Finley (13-CJ Phelps, 74)
Subs not used: 2-Alex Herrera, 17-Parker Walsh
Head Coach: Raul Diaz Arce

MEX: 1-Ivan de Jesus Gomez Gomez (12-Victor Santiago Maclas Zavala, 75); 2-Carlos Missael Lopez Verdugo (15-Ernesto Baltazar Sosa Arrendondo, 71), 3-Daniel Alberto Miranda Arredondo, 4-Kevin Quinonez Quintana (13-Milton Jair Fierro Sarabia, 79); 5-Alejandro Barrera Acuna (11-Daniel Gaston Obledo Perez, 39), 6-Edson Rivera Guzman, 7-Carlos Alberto Campos Avila, 8-Mario Padilla Leyva; 9-Victor Omar Manon Barron, 10-Juan Carlos Ivan Pineda Vazquez (17-Octavio Hernandez Mendez, 67), 18-Oscar Mora Valencia
Subs not used: 14-Oscar Mancilla de la Torre, 16-Beethoven Lopez Rodriguez
Head Coach:

Statistical Summary:
                                      USA      MEX
Shots                             13          4  
Shots on goal                7           3
Saves                              3          4
Fouls                             14          8
Corner Kicks                 3           0
Offside                            3           0

Misconduct Summary:
none

35th Mondial Minimes International Tournament
STANDINGS AND RESULTS

Group D
Team    GP   W  L  T    GF  GA  GD   Pts.
ENG       2      1   0  1     3      0    +3     4
IRE         2     1   1  0      2      4     -2     3
USA        2      0   1  1     1      2     -1     1

Tuesday, April 3
England 3, Ireland 0

Wednesday, April 4
USA 0, England 0

Thursday, April 5
Ireland 2, USA 1

Group C
Team    GP   W  L  T    GF  GA  GD   Pts.
ITA          2      2   0  0     3      1    +2     6
JPN        2      0   1  1     2      3     -1     0
ROM       2      0   1  1     1      2     -1     0

Tuesday, April 3
Italy 2, Japan 1

Wednesday, April 4
Italy 1, Romania 0

Thursday, April 5
Romania 1, Japan 1

Group B
Team    GP   W  L  T    GF  GA  GD   Pts.
GER       2      2   0  0     5      1    +4     6
BEL        2      0   1  1     3      4     -1     1
MEX        2      0   1  1     2      5     -3     1

Tuesday, April 3
Germany 3, Mexico 0

Wednesday, April 4
Germany 2, Belgium 1

Thursday, April 5
Belgium 2, Mexico 2

Group A
Team    GP   W   L   T    GF  GA  GD   Pts.
FRA         2     2    0   0     5      1    +4     6
RUS        2     1    1   0     4      5    -1     3
CAM        2     0    2   0      2     5     -3     0

Tuesday, April 3
France 2, Cameroon 0

Wednesday, April 4
Russia 3, Cameroon 2

Thursday, April 5
France 3, Russia 1

SECOND ROUND
Elite Teams
Semifinal
Saturday, April 7
England 1, France 0 
Germany 3, Italy 0 

Third Place
Monday, April 9
France 1, Italy 0

Final
Monday, April 9
England vs. Germany

Second/Third Place Teams
Saturday, April 7
Belgium 1, Japan 0
Russia 4, Republic of Ireland 2
USA 1, Cameroon 1 (5-4 PKs)
Mexico 1, Romania 0 

Saturday, April 9
Belgium 1, Russia 0
USA 3, Mexico 0
Republic of Ireland 5, Japan 2
Cameroon 0, Romania 0

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