CHICAGO (February 12) – The U.S. Under-17 ’89 Men’s National Team fell 1-0 to the MetroStars in the second match of a doubleheader that was part of the Second Annual Tom Fitzgerald Soccer Festival in Tampa, Fla.
Youri Djorkaeff scored the lone goal in the match, burying his unassisted shot in just the fifth minute.
Josmer Altidore, drafted by the MetroStars in this year’s MLS SuperDraft, got a chance to go against his new teammates as he is still part of U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program until this May. Altidore played the full 90 minutes for the U-17s.
U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. MetroStars
Competition: Second Annual Tom Fitzgerald Soccer Festival
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: Feb. 12, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 0 0
MET 1 0 1
MET – Youri Djorkaeff 5th minute
USA: 1-Brian Perk (24-Brandyn Bumpas, 22); 6-Anthony Wallace, 5-Ian Kalis, 3-Greg Eckhardt, 15-Dan Kelly (19-Abdus Ibrahim, 46); 4-Eric Lichaj, 7-Danny Wenzel, 11-Edgar Barajas (22-Archie Karpai, 70), 17-Jeremy Hall, 10-Peri Marosevic (13-Joey Sorrentino, 70), 9-Josmer Altidore.
MET: Jon Conway; Carlos Mendes (Tim Regan, 46), Taylor Graham (Jeff Parke, 46), Marvell Wynne; Chris Henderson (Seth Stammler, 46), Adrian Serioux (Mark Lisi, 46), Blake Camp (Elie Ikangu, 46), Eddie Gaven (Jordan Cila, 46), Mike Magee (Piotr Swierczewksi, 46); Youri Djorkaeff (Nacho Vasquez, 46), Thiago Martins (Jerrod Laventure, 46).
Shots 5 16
Saves 8 1
Fouls 6 10
Corner Kicks 0 4
Offside 2 1
USA – Joey Sorrentino (caution) 71st minute
MET – Elie Ikangu (caution) 78.
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