BRADENTON, Fla. (March 2, 2005) - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team took down the U.S. U-18 Men's National Team 2-1 this afternoon in a scrimmage at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Amaechi Igwe opened the scoring for the U-17s in the 18th minute, heading home a service off a free kick from Kyle Nakazawa for the only score of the half.
In the second half, the U-17s doubled their lead when Preston Zimmerman found Quavas Kirk and the recently drafted L.A. Galaxy midfielder buried his left-footed shot .
The U-18s struck back in the 80th minute when Robbie Rogers, who's also recently spent time with the U-20s, received a ball David Rodriguez and went on a nice dribbling run before finishing past goalkeeper Bryant Rueckner.
U.S. Youth National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. U-18 MNT
Location: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 3, 2005
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
U-17 1 1 2
U-18 0 1 1
U-17 - Amaechi Igwe (Kyle Nakazawa) 18th minute
U-17 - Quavas Kirk (Preston Zimmerman) 58th
U-18 - Robbie Rogers (David Rodriguez) 79th
U-17: 1-Bryant Rueckner; 3-Kevin Alston, 5-Ofori Sarkodie, 4-Eric Lichaj, Amaechi Igwe; 33-Omar Gonzalez (12-Neven Subotic, 58), 6-Quavas Kirk, 8-Kyle Nakazawa (7-Carlos Borja, 88), 11-Ryan Soroka; 10-David Arvizu (Blake Wagner, 46), 9-Preston Zimmerman.
U-18: Stephen Sandbo; Greg Folk (Sal Zizzo, 70), Chris Schuler, Pavelid Castenada, Paul Gerstenberger (David Rodriguez, 46); Robbie Rogers, Dax McCarty, Anthony Beltran, Rodrigo Lopez; Demetri Omphroy (Eric Avila, 65), Eber Martinez (Mike Pezza, 65).
Shots 8 8
Saves 6 4
Fouls 4 5
Corner Kicks 19 8
Offside 6 4
Misconduct Summary: none