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U.S. U-17 MNT Earns Win and Draw in Two Friendlies Against Venezuela


BRADENTON, Fla. (March 13, 2009) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team earned a win and a draw against Venezuela in a pair of international friendlies at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The U.S. earned a 0-0 draw on March 12 behind a shutout performance from U.S. goalkeeper Spencer Richey and the back line. Two days later, the U.S. earned a 2-0 win, with goals from Marlon Duran and Luis Gil and a shutout from Earl Edwards.






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

Participants: U.S. U-17 MNT v. Venezuela
Competition: International Friendly
Location: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 12, 2009
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny

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

Lineups:
USA: 1-Spencer Richey, 2-Cristian Flores, 3-Alex Shinsky (14-Emilio Orozco, 54), 4-Zachary Herold, 6-Josh Smith (12-Julio Arjona, 71); 5-Sean Davis (15-Dustin Corea, 46), 7-Andrew Craven (16-Donovan Henry, 54), 8-Nicholas Palodichuk, 10-Sebastian Lletget (11-Soony Saad, 46); 9-Juan Agudelo, 13-Joseph Gyau;
Subs not used: none
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

VEN: 1-Carlos Villa; 2-Rafaelle Centofanti, 3-Carlos Rivero, 4-William Matos, 6-Alexander Valero; 5-Visnu Maharaj, 7-Carlos Suarez, 8-Alexander Gonzalez (18-Manuel Medori, 65), 10-Luis Sadovnic (17-Josef Martinez, 60), 11-Romulo Otero (16-Victor Archila, 80); 9-Fernando Aristeguieta;
Subs Not Used: 12-Eduardo Lima, 13-Omar Labrador, 14-Jesus Valera, 15-Marco Lobo, 19-Diego Garcia, 20-Juan Gonzalez
Head Coach: Daniel De Oliveira

Statistical Summary:
USA / VEN
Shots 7 / 6
Shots on goal 1 / 4
Saves 1 / 1
Corner Kicks 5 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Josh Smith (caution) 24th minute
VEN - Romulo Otero (caution) 66
VEN - Fernando Aristeguieta (caution) 73
USA - Joseph Gyau (caution) 77
VEN - Alexander Valero (caution) 83
VEN - Victor Archila (ejection) 90





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

Participants: USA U17 MNT v. Venezuela U17 MNT
Competition: International Friendly
Location: IMG Academies – Bradenton, Florida
Date: March 14, 2009
Weather: 80 degrees, mostly sunny

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

USA - Marlon Duran                            36th min
USA - Luis Gil (Dominick Sarle)        82

Lineups:
USA: 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Jared Watts (20-Boyd Okwuonu, 83), 3-Tyler Polak (17-Michael Ambrose, 83), 4-Perry Kitchen (12-Jordan McCrary, 83), 6-Eriq Zavaleta (19-Shaquille Phillips, 83); 5-Marlon Duran (22-Victor Pineda, 83), 8-Charles Renken (13-Joseph Gyau, 53), 10-Luis Gil (15-Alex Molano, 83), 11-Carlos Martinez (21-Jose Perez, 83); 7-Stefan Jerome (16-Dominick Sarle, 74), 9-Jack McInerney (14-George Malki, 74)
Subs Not Used: 18-Spencer Richey
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera


VEN: 1-Eduardo Lima; 2-Raffaelle Centofanti, 3-Carlos Rivero, 4-William Matos, 6-Alexander Valero; 5-Visnu Maharaj, 7-Carlos Suarez, 8-Alexander Gonzalez, 11-Romulo Otero (18-Manuel Medori, 71); 9-Fernando Aristeguita, 10-Luis Sadovnic (16-Victor Archila, 46);
Subs Not Used: 12-Dario Vera, 13-Omar Labrador, 14-Jesus Valera, 15-Marco Lobo, 17-Josef Martinez, 19-Diego Garcia, 20-Cesar Cedeño,
Head Coach: Daniel De Oliveira


Statistical Summary:
         USA / VEN
Shots 10 / 5
Shots on goal 6 / 1
Saves 1 / 4
Corner Kicks 6 / 6

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Tyler Polak (caution)                     20th minute
USA - Carlos Martinez (caution)             27
VEN - William Matos (caution)                33
USA - Charles Renken (caution)           40
VEN - Victor Archila (caution)                  58
VEN - Visnu Maharaj (caution)               61
VEN - Carlos Suarez (sent off)               68
VEN - Fernando Aristeguita (caution)   68
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