SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (June 25, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated Costa Rica 3-2 in the team’s third game at the Copa Saprissa Internacional.
Rubio Rubin opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Shaq Moor played in a cross from the run of play. Rubin slammed home the one-time shot from inside the six-yard box. John Requejo, Jr., tallied the team’s second goal in the 32nd minute off a corner kick. The cross was sent to the back post where Moore headed it back across the goalmouth. Requejo finished with a one-time shot.
Costa Rica's Youstin Delfin Salas pulled one back just before halftime in the 35th minute before Rolando Muñoz scored the third and final goal for the U.S. in the 57th minute off a direct free kick from the top of the box. Costa Rica scored again in the 62nd minute by way of a penalty executed by Randall Enrique Leal but couldn’t find the equalizer.
All matches at the tournament are 70 minutes long. The U.S. will next face Chorrillo FC on June 26, and before closing out the tournament against Mexico on June 27.
Match: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Costa Rica
Competition: Copa Saprissa Internacional
Location: Saprissa, Costa Rica
Date: June 25, 2012
Weather: 80 degrees
Scoring Summary 1 2 F
USA 2 1 3
CRC 1 1 2
USA - Rubio Rubin 18th minute
USA - John Requejo Jr. (Shaq Moore) 32
CRC - Youstin Delfin Salas 35
USA - Rolando Muñoz 57
CRC - Randall Enrique Leal (penalty) 62
USA: 12-Evan Louro, 3-John Requejo Jr. (13-Adonis Amaya, 36), 15-Jorge Miranda, 5-Kevin Politz, 2-Shaq Moore, 6-Cameron Lindley, 8-Angel Heredia (18-Rolando Muñoz, 53), 10-Junior Flores, 11-Rubio Rubin, 9-Ahinga Selemani (19-Wesley Wade, 53), 7-Corey Baird (17-Alan Winn, 53)
Subs not used: 1-Paul Christensen, 23-Elijah Martin, 25-Jordan Cano
Head Coach: Richie Williams
CRC: 1-Jorge Eduardo Jara, 6-Jordan Jesus Medina, 4-Humberto Montero, 15-Neeuro Shaquille Jimenez (3-Esteban Andres Marin, 36), 2-Youstin Delfin Salas, 11-Randall Enrique Leal, 5-Rene Miranda, 8-Andrey Gerardo Mora (13-Fabian Andres Mara, 36), 7-Fabricio Andres Rosales (14-Tulio Andrey Uyena, 53), 10-Berny Thomas Burke, 9-Christopher Werner (12-Rory Xavier Rivera, 44)
Subs not used: 17-Sebastian Morales, 18-Grosney Salazor, 19-Jorge Gutierrez
Head Coach: Edson Soto
USA - John Requejo Jr. (caution) 16th minute
CRC - Randall Enrique Leal (caution) 63
CRC - Youstin Delfin Salas (caution) 69