BRADENTON, Fla. (December 9, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-17 '91 Men's National team defeated Vardar U-17/18, 5-0, behind an Eder Arreola brace at the Development Academy Nike Friendlies.
The U.S. got on the board in the 13th minute, when Kofi Sarkodie ran onto a ball in the corner and slotted it back for Scott Caldwell to hit a one-timer into the back of the net. They doubled their lead just two minutes later when Korey Veeder stripped a Vardar defender to win the ball and layed it across for Arreola.
Ten minutes before halftime, Sarkodie picked up his second assist on the day, running on a ball and crossing it for Greg Garza to put away. Two minutes later, Arreola played a ball into the box, where Nick Millington beat a sliding defender to the ball and made it 4-0 before halftime.
In the second half, Arreola capped off his morning with a 62nd minute volley, finishing a Millington cross from the right side.
U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Match Report
Participatants: U.S. Under-17 MNT '91s vs. Vardar
Competition: Development Academy Nike Friendlies
Location: IMG Academy - Bradenton, Fla.
Date: December 9, 2007
Weather: Hot, 85 degrees
1 2 F
USA 4 1 5
VAR 0 0 0
USA - Scott Caldwell (Kofi Sarkodie) 13th minute
USA - Eder Arreola (Korey Veeder) 15.
USA - Greg Garza (Kofi Sarkodie) 35.
USA - Nick Millington (Eder Arreola) 38.
USA - Eder Arreola (Nick Millington) 62.
USA: 18-Brian Sylvestre; 3-Kofi Sarkodie, 4-Korey Veeder, 6-Chad Barson, 12-Gale Agbossoumonde; 5-Nick Millington (capt.), 8-Amobi Okugo, 11-Greg Garza, 13-Pablito Cruz; 14-Scott Caldwell, 15-Eder Arreola
Shots 6 / 4
Shots on Goal 5 / 5
Saves 5 / 1
Corner Kicks 6 / 3
Fouls 14 / 14
Offsides 2 / 2