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U-17 MNT Falls to France at Clairefontaine


CLAIREFONTAINE, France (Nov. 6, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team fell to France 2-0 at the French National Training Center in Clairefontaine.

A pair of first-half goals scored by France was enough to lift them to victory, and drop the USA's record on their tour to 1-1 after a 2-0 victory the day before against Britigny U-18s.

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

Participants: U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team vs. France
Competition: International Friendly (80 minutes)
Location: Clairfontaine, France
Date: November 6th, 2008
Weather: 49 degrees

Scoring Summary:
          1   2   F
USA  0   0   0
FRA  2   0   2

FRA - Benjamin Jeannot      17th minute
FRA - Mehdi Abeid                 24

Lineups:
USA: 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Perry Kitchen, 3-Tyler Polak, 4-Julio Arjona, 6-Emilio Orozco (22-Eriq Zavaleta, 41); 5-Marlon Duran, 8-Jared Watts, 10-Luis Gil, 11-Andrew Craven (7-Stefan Jerome, 41), 13-Joseph Gyau (20-Soony Saad, 77); 9-Jack McInerney,
Subs Not Used: 18-Samir Badr, , 12-Zachary Herold, 14-George Malki, 15-Dustin Corea, 16-Erik Stephenson, 17-Sean Davis, 19-Boyd Okwuonu, , 21-Juan Agudelo, , 23-Michael Ambrose
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera


FRA: 16-Riffi Mandanda; 2-Pierrick Cros, 3-Atila Turan, 4-Demmis Appiah (12-Armaud Souquet, 61), 5-Guy Pellet (13-Cheik Doukoure, 41); 6-Christopher Missilou, 7-Mehdi Abeid, 8-Alexandre Coeff, 10-Drissa Traore (17-Chris Gadi, 49); 9-Benjamin Jeannot (15-Idriss Saadi, 52), 11-Tremce (14-Evan Chevalier, 69);
Subs Not Used: 1-Zacharie Boucher
Head Coach: Philippe Bergeruo


Statistical Summary:
USA / FRA
Shots: 5 / 9
Shots on goal: 2 / 4
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
FRA - Chris Gadi (caution)       84th minute


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