The U.S. Under-17 ’90 Men’s National Team fell to France 2-0 during the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla. The match was just the second international for the squad.
After a scoreless first half, France was able to find the net twice during the second half as U.S. goalkeeper Josh Lambo was kept busy. The first goal came in the 42nd minute when Guillame buried a cross from Hardid Ebrard. The second goal came in the 60th minute when Yann Ekra stole a pass and slipped the ball to Henri Saivet, who finished past Lambo.
The USA’s best opportunity came in the first half when Alex Dixon got free on goal, but the French ‘keeper was able to knock the ball from his feet before getting off a shot.
U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘90s Men’s National Team vs. France
Competition: Disney Soccer Showcase
Location: Orlando, Florida
Date: December 29, 2005
Weather: Cool, 65 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 0 0
France 0 2 2
FRA – Guilaume Insou 42nd minute
FRA – Henri Saivet 60.
USA: 1-Josh Lambo; 2-Brandon Lee, 3-Thomas Meyer (10-Ellis McLoughlin, 60), 4-Mykell Bates (17-Victor Yanez, 65), 5-Ian Kalis; 6-Danny Wenzel, 15-Tevin Jackson (14-Brandon Tarr, 36), 22-Jesse Paredes (11-Kirk Urso, 52); 16-Axel Levry, 20-Alex Dixon (9-Sheanon Williams, 36).
FRA: 16-Joris Delle; 5-Harold Ebrard (18-Julieu Berthogueir, 36), 8-Aristote Lusigna, 9-Kevin Barre, 17-Frederic Duplus; 3-Frederic Bulot (15-Vincent Acapandie, 36), 4-Guillaume Insou (7-Jeremy Daouk, 62), 6-Henri Saivet, 10-Martial Riff, 12-Said Mehamha (2-Aurelien Teaudores, 46); 14-Thibault Bourgeois (13-Yann Ekra, 56).
Shots 2 13
Saves 6 0
Fouls 2 3
Corner Kicks 14 16
Offside 3 1
USA – Ian Kalis (caution) 4th minute
USA – Tevin Jackson (caution) 13.
USA – Danny Wenzel (caution) 50.
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