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U.S. U-15 BNT White Defeats Surf FC During Third Day of Nike Friendlies

BRADENTON, Fla. (December 8, 2007) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team White defeated Surf FC, 4-1, at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., behind a brace from Atsou Ayah during the third day of the Development Academy Nike Friendlies.

A Surf goal from Dale Huber in the 39th minute put the U.S. behind, 1-0, at the half, but Cole Iverson was able to even the score just after the break. Defender George Fradenburg sent a long cross in from the left side that Cole Iverson headed past Surf goalkeeper James Stroud.

The second U.S. goal was also a header, with Ayah getting the finishing touch in the 49th minute. Ayah scored his second goal of the night just three minutes later, hitting a 25-yard bomb into the back of the net.

Defender David Caban scored the last goal of the night, slotting the ball past the goalkeeper in the 59th minute to seal the victory.

Both the U.S. U-15 BNT Blue and White take the field on Sunday in the final day of the Nike Friendlies. The U.S. U-15 BNT Blue takes on Real So Cal at 12 p.m. ET while the U.S. U-15 BNT White faces Crossfire Premier at 1 p.m. ET.

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

Match-up: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team
Date: December 8, 2007
Competition: 2007 Development Academy Nike Friendlies
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 11:30 a.m.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary:   1    2    F
USA                               0   4   4
Surf FC                         1   0   1

SRF – Dale Huber       39th minute.
USA – Cole Iverson     46.
USA – Atsou Ayah        49.
USA – Atsou Ayah        52.
USA – David Caban     59.

USA: 24-William Whiddon, 37-David Caban, 29-Samuel Coleman, 21-Joseph Shinksy, 3-George Fradenburg; 13-Atsou Ayah, 35-James Petruccelli, 10-Victor Pineda; 14-Caleb Stanko, 31-Calvin Rezende, 6-Robert Botchway
Subs not used:27-Marcus Lacroix, 7-Kevin Pahl, 17-William Packwood, 19-Renzo Chavez, 23-Scott Thomsen, 11-Cole Iverson, 18-Max Kurtzman
Head Coach: Jim Barlow

SRF: 20-James Stroud; 11-Aubrey Braun, 2-Carlos Calleja, 6-Brennan Da Costa, 4-Taylor Wirth; 15-Dale Huber, 51-Erick Stephenson, 17-Ryan Hocino, 22-Nik Ilich; 12-John Fitzpatrick, 18-Zach Wolfenzon
Subs not used:10-Conley Perry, 16-Devon Booth, 8-Weston Medin, -Marco Meza-Ruiz, 1-Carter Phillips
Head Coach: Joey Hoffman

Stats Summary:   USA    SRF
Shots                         7         4
Saves                        5         3
Corner Kicks            5         3
Fouls                        10        9
Offside                       3        2

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Atsouh Ayah (caution)           9th minute.
SRF – Carlos Calleja (caution)       66.

Referee: Guerra-Gomez
1st Asst.: Hidajet Tica
2nd Asst.: Oscar Ortiz