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
Participants: 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
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.
Shots 7 10
Saves 6 2
Fouls 20 13
Corner Kicks 7 4
Offside 1 1
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
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
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