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U-17 '89 MNT Open Toyota Championship With 2-1 Victory Over Nagoya Grampus

TOYOTA, Japan (August 11, 2005) - The U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team defeated the Nagoya Grampus Eight U-16s 2-1 in their opening match in Group B of the 6th Toyota International Youth Football Championship this evening at the Toyota Ball-Game Grounds in Toyota, Japan.

After a scoreless first half, Josmer Altidore registered the opening goal in the 50th minute when he finished off a pass from Perica Marosevic. Three minutes later, it was Mykell Bates doubling the score off a pass from Andrew Giallombardo.

Nagoya Grampus (J-League) was able to pull one back in the 80th minute when Mishima Keiichiro slipped his shot passed Brian Perk, but it was too little, too late.

In the only other match today, Japan defeated Russia 5-0 in Group A.

The U.S. will next face South Korea on Saturday, August 13, at the Toyota Ball-Game Grounds. South Korea will play its first match on Friday, August. 12, against Nagoya Grampus Eight. 
With a victory over South Korea, the U.S. will take first place in Group B and play the winner of Group A on Sunday, August 14, in Toyota Stadium.

U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team Match Report

 U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. Nagoya Grampus Eight
Competition:  Toyota International Championship
Location: Toyota Ball Game Grounds; Toyota City, Japan
Date: Aug. 11, 2005
Weather: Humid, 95 degrees
Attendance: 1,461

Scoring Summary: 
                 1st    2nd    Final
USA           0       2         2
NAG           0       1         1

USA – Josmer Altidore (Perica Marosevic)                 50th minute
USA – Mykell Bates (Andrew Giallombardo)               53.
NAG – Mishima Keiichiro                                               80. 

USA: 18-Brian Perk; 8-Michael Stephens, 5-Greg Eckhardt, 2-Mykell Bates, 6-Ian Kalis; 16-Perica Marosevic, 7-Andrew Giallombardo, 13-Cameron Brown (4-Daniel Wenzel, 59), 3-Anthony Wallace; 15-Josmer Altidore (9-Ellis McLoughlin, 53), 10-Edgar Barajas (11-Joseph Sorrentino, 67).

NAG: 1-Suzuki Noriyuki; 3-Yoshida Masataka (13-Sumi Takuya, 59), 4-Miyake Toru, 12-Hiroki Hellcio Mansano (17-Mishima Keiichiro, 79), 18-Nishiyama Yohei; 2-Oiwa Kazuki, 6-Hayasaka Kenta, 8-Hanai Sho, 9-Nakamura Yudai; 14-Ito Ryo (10-Nakata Kentaro, 41), 15-Tuda Shingo.

Statistical Summary:
                              USA     NAG
Shots                       7         10
Saves                      6           2
Fouls                      20        13
Corner Kicks          7           4
Offside                    1           1 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Perica Marosevic (caution)             10th minute
USA – Josmer Altidore (caution)                20.
GRA – Hayasaka Kenta (caution)               34.
USA – Cameron Brown (caution)                59.
USA – Edgar Barajas (caution)                   64.
USA – Ellis McLoughlin (caution)                70.

6th Toyota International Youth Football Championship
Group A
Teams         W    L    T    Pts    GF    GA    GD
Japan           1     0    0     3       5        0       +5 
Russia          0     1    0     0       0        5        -5
Mexico         0      0    0    0       0         0        0

Group B
Teams                      W     L     T      Pts     GF   GA    GD
USA                          1      0     0        3        2       1      +3
Nagoya Grampus    0      1     0        0        1       2       -1  
South Korea             0      0     0        0        0       0        0

Thursday, August 11
Japan 5, Russia 0
USA 2, Nagoya Grampus 1

Friday, August 12
Russia v Mexico
Nagoya Grampus vs. South Korea

Saturday, August 13
Japan vs. Mexico
USA vs. South Korea

Sunday, August 14
3rd A vs. 3rd B
2nd A vs. 2nd B
1st A vs. 1st B