The meeting with UC was the final match for the U-17 '90s before they head to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to participate in the Copa Esperanzas Corea 2007 Tournament.
Against UC, the U.S. fell behind early as Omar Cummings tallied in just the fourth minute of the match. Tweny minutes later, a U.S. own goal provided the Bearcats with a two-goal lead going into halftime.
Outshot 17-6, the U.S. struggled to bounce back before Sam Miller put the game away for Cincinnati with a 90th minute strike.
The U.S. is in Group B in Buenos Aires and will open play on March 27 against Selective A, a regional select team from Argentina. Two days later, the U-17 ‘90s will play Argentina in their second international match of the year. The U.S. will play a placement match against a team from Group B, which includes the Australian U-17 Men's National Team, C.A. All Boys and Rafaela Selective.
The last two teams in each group will play for fifth place on March 31, while the third place and final will be played on April 1. U.S. U-17 head coach John Hackworth will bring a 20-player roster to Argentina.
U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘90s Men’s National Team vs. University of Cincinnati
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 22, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 1 1
UC 2 0 2
UC – Omar Cummings 4th minute
UC – Own Goal (TJ Nelson) 24.
UC – Sam Miller 90.
USA: 18-Josh Lambo (33-Chris Miller, 46); 21-Mykell Bates (2-Brandon Lee, 46), 5-Ian Kalis (25-Tommy Meyer, 81), 30-Matt Uy (32-Temi Molinar, 46), 27-TJ Nelson (28-Tevin Jackson, 46); 7-Danny Wenzel (34-Brandon Zimmerman, 36), 19-Kirk Urso, (38-Jesse Paredes, 46); 39-Bryan Dominguez (35-Abdus Ibrahim, 46); 23-Ellis McLoughlin (8-Danny Barrera, 46), 37-Brek Shea, 14-Jared Jeffrey.
UC: 31-Mike Vessels (11-Matt Hayden, 46); 3-Lionel Jackson, 18-Brad Simpson, 5-Amir Ikner, 22-Kevin Schrand (6-Kidus Tadele, 46); 12-Kwame Sarkodie, 21-Sam Miller, 13-Noah Davidson (15-Scott McKinney, 33), 7-Mike Dwyer; 8-Kenny Anaba, 10-Omar Cummings.
Shots 6 17
Saves 5 4
Fouls 17 19
Corner Kicks 4 7
Offside 3 0
USA – Brandon Zimmerman (caution) 45th minute
UC – Mike Dwyer (caution) 76.
UC – Sam Miller (caution) 78.