U.S. Under-17s Post 2-1 Win at Switzerland; Extend International Win Streak to 10 Games
FRUITGEN, Switzerland (Wednesday, May 30, 2001) - The United States Under-17 Men's National Team extended their record 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win against Switzerland in Fruitgen, Switzerland. Ed Johnson scored his 22nd international goal in the 88th minute to secure the win for the Americans. After the win, the U.S. traveled to Germany, where they will compete in the Theesen International Tournament from June 2-4.
Johnson continued his unprecedented terror in international matches and has now scored in eight of the USA's last nine internationals. The Dallas Burn striker has tallied 15 goals in those nine matches. The USA is an all-time 10-0-1 in matches Johnson has scored in.
The U.S. went ahead in the 12th minute when Justin Mapp set up Mike Magee for Magee's fifth international goal. Switzerland equalized in the 62nd minute, setting up Johnson's dramatic late-game heroics. Santino Quaranta recorded his sixth international assist of the year (in seven matches) when he set up Johnson's gamewinner.
U.S. goalkeeper Adam Schuerman made six saves in the match for the Americans, who were outshot 8-6.
The U.S. will play in the Theesen International Tournament in Bielefeld, Germany. The ten-team tournament consists of two 40-minute matches on June 2 and June 3, with the top two teams from each five-team group advancing to the semifinals and finals on June 4.
The U.S. win streak dates back to June 9, 2000, when the U.S. topped Germany 3-1 in the Salerno Tournament in Italy. The 10-game win streak is the longest in the history of the Men's National Team program. During the run, the U.S. has outscored their opponents 32-9.
2001 U.S. UNDER-17 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
|Participants:||U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team vs. Switzerland|
|Date:||May 30, 2001|
USA - Mike Magee (Justin Mapp), 12.
SUI - Fabio Grosso (Pascal Bucher), 62.
USA - Ed Johnson (Santino Quaranta), 88.
USA - 18-Adam Schuerman; 6-Chris Lancos (2-David Chun, 45), 14-Chad Marshall, 12-Gray Griffin, 8-Jordan Harvey, 16-Craig Capano, 15-Jordan Stone, 9-Santino Quaranta, 3-Justin Mapp (17-Erwin Diaz, 67), 7-Mike Magee (4-Paul Johnson, 67), 10-Ed Johnson.
SUI - 1-Martin Fankhauser (12-Anthony Favre, 45); 2-Marjan Solomun-Egg, 3-Pascal Bucher, 4-Philippe Senderas, 5-Philipp Zuger (13-Selim Boz,45), 6-Julien Fallet (14-Mijat Marie, 45), 7-Michael Hohl, 8-Caryl Righetti (15-Hektor Tonn, 45), 9-Cedric Tsimba (16-Raphael Felder, 45), 10-Christian Schwegler, 11-Fabio Grosso.