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U.S. U-17 MNT '91s Defeat Vardar, 5-0, at Development Academy Nike Friendlies

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

Scoring Summary:
                  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.

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


Statistical Summary:
6 / 4
Shots on Goal 5 / 5
Saves 5 / 1
Corner Kicks 6 / 3
Fouls 14 / 14
Offsides 2 / 2