BRADENTON, Fla. (December 9, 2007) – Atsou Ayah and Samuel Coleman each scored on either half of halftime to lead the U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team to a 2-0 victory against Real So Cal. It was the team’s third and final match of the 2007 Development Academy Nike Friendlies at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Ayah put the U.S. ahead in just the third minute, when Robert Botchway passed it into the 18-yard box. Ayah wasted no time in blasting his shot into the upper right corner.
Coleman added a second in the 62nd minute, bending in a free kick around the Real So Cal goalkeeper on the right side.
-- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Game Report --
Match-up: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team
Date: December 9, 2007
Competition: 2007 Development Academy Nike Friendlies
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
Real So Cal 0 0 0
USA – Atsou Ayah (Robert Botchway) 3rd minute.
USA – Samuel Coleman (free kick) 62.
USA: 18-Max Kurtzman (1-Johnathan Kempin, 46); 37-David Caban, 7-Devin Pahl, 21-Joseph Shinsky, 3-George Fradenburg, 23-Scott Thomsen; 13-Atsou Ayah, 10-Victor Pineda (14-Caleb Stanko, 46), 17-William Packwood (29-Samuel Coleman, 46), 6-Robert Botchway; 27-Marcus Lacroix
Subs not used: 15-Johnathan Tovar, 31-Calvin Rezende, 9-Djeli Kouyate
Head Coach: Jim Barlow
RSC: 1-Greg Williams; 6-Ray Osuna (5-Salvador Rosales, 39), 18-Ivan Ayala (13-Andy Schlink, 48), 17-Berenji Shawhin; 4-Michael Uyehara, 11-Angel Cordova (2-Billy Morales, 46), 8-Harrison Doyle (3-Milton Smith, 46), 12-Henry Sarmiento; 15-Orr Barouch (7-Eduardo Ramirez, 17), 23-George Pantelic, 10-Eduardo Gonzalez (20-Jose Monterozza, 46)
Subs not used:none.
Head Coach: Julio Castillo
Stats Summary: USA RSC
Shots 7 6
Saves 4 4
Corner Kicks 1 0
Fouls 9 6
Offside 3 1
Referee: Lee Suckle
1st Asst.: Tony Delois
2nd Asst.: Marlene Duffy