BRADENTON, Fla. (March 4, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team defeated the University of Virginia this afternoon, 1-0, behind a last minute goal by Brandon Tarr. The match was played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
It appeared the close affair was going to end in a scoreless draw, but 80th minute substitute Tarr was able to get free off a pass from Greg Eckhardt and put it past the UVA 'keeper in the 90th minute to give the U.S. the victory.
The U-17 '89 and '90 MNTs will each take on the U-18 MNT this week at IMG. The '89s will take on the U-18s on Tuesday, March 7, while the '90s will meet the older national team on Thursday, March 9. During the coming weeks, the U-17s will welcome a few college teams as they will take on West Virginia, Connecticut and Wake Forest.
U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. University of Virginia
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 4, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 1 1
UVA 0 0 0
USA – Brandon Tarr (Greg Eckhart) 90th minute.
USA: 24-Brandyn Bumpas (18-Josh Lambo, 46); 16-Kyle Davies, 3-Greg Eckhardt, 15-Daniel Kelly (2-Brandon Lee, 65); 10-Peri Marosevic (31-Alex Dixon, 60), 6-Anthony Wallace (12-David MacVane, 75), 4-Eric Lichaj (25-Tommy Meyer, 75), 17-Jeremy Hall (27-TJ Nelson, 75); 13-Joey Sorrentino (20-Brandon Tarr, 80), 11-Edgar Barajas (41-Bryan Arguez, 46), 9-Josmer Altidore (32-Temi Molinar, 80).
USA – Peri Marosevic (caution) 55th minute.
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