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U.S. Under-17 '88 MNT Fall to Ivory Coast 1-0 at Montaigu Tournament in France


MONTAIGU, France (April 10, 2004) - The U.S. Under-17 ’88 Men’s National Team fell to Ivory Coast 1-0 this afternoon in their final Group A match at the Montaigu Tournament in Montaigu, France. The U.S. will play its final match of the tournament against Cameroon in the 7th/8th Place match on Monday, April 12.

The U.S. pressured the backline of Ivory Coast for most of the match and took nine shots, but only forced 'keeper Patrice Sopoude into one save on the day. On the other end, the U.S. defense held strong and stymied most of Ivory Coast's attack, only allowing them to get off three shots.  

The only goal of the match came in the 16th minute off a corner kick. Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahima Sangare served in a ball to the back post where Koro Kone was able to outjump his defender and head the ball past ‘keeper Evan Newton.

 

- U.S. Under-17 '88 Men's National Team Game Report -

Participants:     U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. Ivory Coast
Competition:     Mondial Minimes Montaigu Vendee Tournament
Location:    Montaigu, France
Date:    April 10, 2004
Weather:    Cold and rainy, 50 degrees
                                                                                    ** 80-minute match
Scoring Summary:    1st    2nd    Final 
CIV                                   1       0         1
USA                                 0       0         0

CIV - Koro Issa Ahmed Kone (Ibrahima Sangare)         16th minute
 
Lineups:
USA: 40-Evan Newton; 24-Jeremy Hall (37-Jonathan Villanueva, 58), 21-Richard Edgar (capt.), 26-Eric Lichaj, 7-Ofori Sarkodie; 29-Preston Zimmerman, 31-Carlos Borja, 35-Gabriel Farfan (22-Kevin Alston, 23), 27-Ryan Soroka; 30-Michael Stephens, 6-Quavas Kirk.
Subs not used: 28-Bryant Rueckner,

CIV: 16-Patrice Sopoude; 4-Hamed Herve Diomande, 14-Abdul Moustapha Ouedraogo, 10-Koro Issa Ahmed Kone, 3-Tiecoura Coulibaly (17-Gonedrai Yves Tra Bi, 41); 7-Beko Ismael Fofana (11-Konan Serge Kouadio, 76), 8-Bai Roland Guina (12-N'Doua Patrick Irenee Kouakou, 41), 9-Foba Kabran Stevens Koffi, 13-Laglais Xavier Kouassi (2-Lacina Cherif); 5-Aboubacar Diomande, 15-Ibrahima Sangare. 

Statistical Summary:            CIV     USA
Shots                                           3           9   
Saves                                          1           1
Corner Kick                                6            6
Fouls                                           22        16   
Offside                                        3            6

Misconduct Summary:
CIV - Tiecoura Coulibaly (caution)                                     31st minute
USA - Carlos Borja (caution)                                              52nd
CIV - Aboubacar Diomande (caution)                               58th
CIV - Lacina Cherif (caution)                                              80+
USA - Richard Edgar (caution)                                          80+
CIV - Ibrahima Sangare (caution)                                      80+ 
          
Mondial Minimes Montaigu Vendee Tournament Standings
Group A
Team    W    L    T    PTS    GF    GA    GD 
ITA         2    0     1      7         6       3       +3
CIV        2    1     0      6         2       2         0
ENG      1    2     0      3         5       4        +1
USA      0    2     1      1         2       5        -3  

Group B
Team    W    L    T    PTS    GF    GA    GD 
JPN       2     0    1      7         4       1       +3      
FRA      1     1    1      4         3        3        0
GER     1     2     0     3         7        3       +4
CMR     0    3     0      0        1        8        -7



Mondial Minimes Montaigu Vendee Tournament Results/Schedule
April 7
Group A
USA 1, Italy 1   (Click here for the game report)
Ivory Coast 1, England 0

Group B
France 0, Japan 0
Germany 4, Cameroon 0

April 8
Group A
USA 1, England 3      (Click here for the game report)
Ivory Coast 0,  Italy 2

Group B
April 8
France 1, Germany 2
Japan 2, Cameroon 0


April 10
Group A
USA 0, Ivory Coast 1
England 2, Italy 3

Group B
Cameroon 1, France 2  
Japan 2, Germany 1 


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