BRADENTON, Fla. (March 7, 2006) - The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team defeated the U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team 2-0 this afternoon at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
In a close match, Casey Townsend found the game-winner off an assist from Ryan Thomas in the 33rd minute, while Eber Martinez added the second tally when he finished a penalty kick in the 90th minute.
The U-17s and U-18s both had eight shots during the game, but the U-17s couldn't sneak one by 'keepers Warren Gross (first half) or Matt Brutto (second half).
The U-18 Men's National Team is holding their second camp of the year in Bradenton and will next face the U-17 '90 MNT on Thursday, March 9.
U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team vs. U.S. U-17 '89 MNT
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 7, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
U17 0 0 0
U18 1 1 2
U18 – Casey Townsen (Ryan Thomas) 33rd minute.
U18 – Eber Martinez (penalty kick) 90.
U17: 24-Brandyn Bumpas; 28-Tevin Jackson (27-TJ Nelson, 46), 3-Greg Eckhardt, 16-Kyle Davis, 25-Tommy Meyer (Abdus Ibrahim, 46); 10-Peri Marosevic, 34-Brandon Zimmerman (23-Ellis McLoughlin, 77), 8-Danny Barerra (36-Dersu Abolfathi, 59), 41-Bryan Arguez; 11-Edgar Barajas, 13-Joey Sorrentino.
U18: Warren Gross; Cam Lamming (Jeff Leach, 70), Kemo Djedovic (Vince O’Campo, 62), Jose Gonzalez (Michael Stephens, 64), Corbin Bone (Kaoru Forbess, 70); Colin Givens, Blair Gaven, Wilber Bonilla (Brandon Busch), Doug Ferner; Ryan Thomas (John Tardy, 46), Casey Townsend (Eber Martinez, 58).
Shots 8 8
Saves 2 2
Fouls 4 0
Corner Kicks 20 20
Offside 2 3
U17 – Brandon Zimmerman (caution) 10th minute
U18 – Cam Lamming (caution) 40.
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