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U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Tops Club Brugge in Belgium

BRUGGES, Belgium (July 14, 2007) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team topped Belgium’s Club Brugge, 3-1, as part of their 10-day tour of Belgium and Germany. After Club Brugge opened scoring in the 36th minute, Alex Nimo converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute to even the score at 1-1 heading into halftime.

In the 75th minute, Abdusalam Ibrahim received a cross from Dane Shea in the middle of the field just outside the penalty area and shot past the goalkeeper on the left side. Just four minutes later, Jared Jeffrey dribbled up the center of the field and played a give and go with Ibrahim. Jeffrey collected the ball back at the edge of the penalty area and beat the Club Brugge goalkeeper for the final score of 2-1.

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team is currently on a tour of Belgium of Germany, and will play Germany on July 20 as part of their preparation for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

                                     -U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report-

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Club Brugge KV
Competition: Friendly
Location: FC Varsenare Stadium; Brugges, Belgium
Date: July 14, 2007

Scoring Summary:  
             1     2      F
USA     1     2     3
CB       1     0     1

CB -   Alandson Jansendasilva  (Olivier Decock)  36th minute
USA   - Alex Nimo   (Unassisted)  43rd minute
USA   - Abdusalam Ibrahim  (Dane Shea)  75th minute
USA   - Jared Jeffrey   (Abdusalam Ibrahim) 79th minute
USA:  18-Zac MacMath; 2-Sheanon Williams, 3-Mykell Bates, 5-Thomas Meyer (11-Abduslam Ibrahim, 39), 16-Brandon Zimmerman (21-Chris Klute, 56); 6-Daniel Wenzel, 8-Jared Jeffrey, 10-Bryan Dominguez (7-Amobi Okugo), 17-Greg Garza (15-Dane Shea, 67); 9-Ellis McLoughlin, 19-Alex Nimo;
Subs not used:  1-Josh Lambo, 4-Kofi Sarkodie, 12-Kirk Urso, 13-Billy Schuler, 14-Jesse Paredes, 20-Jose Altamirano, 22-Brendan King, 23-Nick Millington, 24-Larry Jackson
Head Coach: John Hackworth

Club Brugge KV:  1-Steven Van Hecke (13-Sven Devolder, 46); 2-Olivier Decock, 3-Dwayne Dubick, 4-Alexandre Janendasilva (16-Nathaniel Cathalina, 76), 5-Niels Deloof (14-Pasquinel Tancre, 67); 6-Elhadji Diallo, 7-Robbe Van Ruyskensvelde, 8-Roy Meeus (15-Jasper Heymans 56), 11-Jeremy Brogmiez (17-Jorgo Waeghe, 46); 9-Alandson Jansendasilva, 10-Gregory Dueer;
Subs not used: None
Head Coach:  Nicky Keirsmaekers

Statistical Summary:
                             USA      CB
Shots                    7          10  
Shots on goal     3           4
Saves                  4            3
Fouls                  10          17
Corner Kicks      5            8
Offside                3            1

Misconduct Summary: 
USA Brandon Zimmerman Caution  31st minute