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U.S. U-15 BNT Goes Unbeaten in Two-Game Set with United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 8, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team wrapped up its first overseas training camp with a 2-2 draw on Thursday and a 3-2 win on Saturday against the United Arab Emirates U-16 national team.

Capital Area Railhawks Academy product Lucas Del Rosario tallied in both matches for the U.S., which needed a pair of second-half strikes from Nicholas Taitague (FC Richmond Magic) and Edwin Lara – his first international goal for the U.S. – to secure the 3-2 comeback victory in Saturday’s game. Santa Rosa, Calif., native Jonathan Gonzalez scored the USA’s second goal in Thursday’s draw.

All 20 players on the roster saw game action over the course of the training camp, with 12 players including: Tyler Adams, Jose Carranza, Lucas Del Rosario, McKay Ward Eves, Gonzalez, Kyle Gruno, Lara, Ben Lederman, Jeanpaul Marin, Marquez, Marty Raygoza, and Wright, featuring in all three matches. Only two players, Adams and Gruno, played the full game in all three matches.

Taitague’s goal was his second international goal in the space of a month. He recently scored his first international goal at the U-17 age level after being called up to help the U-17 Men’s National Team win the Aegean Cup in Manisa, Turkey in January. Lara also was a part of the Aegean Cup winning U-17 team.

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Thursday, February 06, 2014
International Friendly
UAE Training Facility
5:00 p.m. (local)
65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
UAE                         1 1 2

USA    Lucas Del Rosario     15th minute
UAE    Majed Laafi              27
USA    Jonathan Gonzalez    32
UAE    Issa Mohammed       72

12-Eric Lopez; 14-Kyle Gruno, 17-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-McKay Eves, 3-Edwin Lara; 6-Juan Pablo Torres (15-Ben Lederman, 67), 8-Jonathan Gonzalez, 11-Jose Carranza (4-Jeanpaul Marin, 48); 9-Lucas Del Rosario; 7-Adolfo Trujillo (15-Leonardo Marquez, 51); 18-Hanif Wright (21-Marty Raygoza, 59).
Subs not used: 1-Carlos Avilez, 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 19-Christopher Goslin, 10-Nicholas Taitague, 2-Sam Vines

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 1-Mohamed Hussain; 5-Yousuf Abdkarim (capt.) (4-Mohamed Darwish, 49) , 3-Abduaziz Salem, 33-Mohamed Abdulla (14-Saeed Juma, 45), 10-Issa Mohammed; 13-Majed Laafi (20-Shouaib Ibrahim, 69), 16-Abdulla Faisal (21-Ahmed Amer, 48); 9-Fasial Al Matroushi; 19-Othman Mohamed (7-Khalfan Hassan, 48); 11-Abdullah Mohammed (2-Humaid Ahmed, 48); 18-Khamis Ismail (6-Ali Abdullah, 48).
Subs not used:8-Saoud Abdul Razaq,23-Ali Eid, 15-Yousif Hamad, 22-Mohamed Fadel .
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 28 / 7
Shots on Goal: 10 / 6
Saves: 8 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 21
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Edwin Lara Caution 51th minute
USA – Jonathan Gonzalez Caution 59
UAE – Abduaziz Salem Caution 61
UAE – Fasial Al Matroushi Caution 65


- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-15 BNT v. United Arab Emirates U-16 MNT
Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: UAE Training Facility
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. (local)
Weather: 69 degrees

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

UAE   Ahmed Amer          13th minute
UAE   Majed Laafi            22
USA   Nicholas Taitague   42
USA   Lucas Del Rosario   46
USA   Edwin Lara            79

12-Eric Lopez (1-Carlos Avilez, 27); Kyle Gruno; 17-Tyler Adams (capt.); 5-McKay Eves; 3-Sam Vines (3 -Edwin Lara, 33); 6-Juan Pablo Torres; 8-Jonathan Gonzalez (19-Chris Goslin, 80); 13-Ben Lederman (15-Leo Marquez, 40); 9-Lucas Del Rosario (11-Jose Carranza, 65); 10-Nick Taitague (18-Hanif Wright, 73); 4-Jeanpaul Marin (21-Marty Raygoza, 67)
Subs not use: 16-Ateno Ajeakwa, 7-Adolfo Trujillo

Head Coach: Hugo Perez

UAE: 22-Mohammed Fadil; 5-Yousef Abdkarim; 4-Saeed Juma; 3-Abduzaziz Salem; 8-Elsa Mohamed (16-Ali Abdulla, 79); 6-Khamis Saleh; 2-Mohammed Abdulla; 10-Majed Laafi (18-Saoud Abdul Rasak, 68); 9-Ahmed Amer (23-Ali Eid, 65); 11-Faisal Al Matroushi (20-Shouaid Ibrahim, 53); 7-Khalfan Hassan (21-Yousef Hamad, 45)
Subs not used:1-Mohamed Hassain, 15-Abdulla Faisal, 19-Othman Mohamed, 13-Mohamed Darwish, 12-Humaid Ahmed, 26-Abdulla Mohamed
Head Coach: Bader Saleh

Stats Summary: USA / UAE
Shots: 29 / 16
Shots on Goal: 8 / 7
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 17 / 15
Offside: 8 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 11th minute
UAE – Khalfan Hassan Caution 37
UAE – Majed Laafi Caution 49

*Referee did not send player off after second yellow. USA argued player should have been taken off. Referee admitted fault at half, but player was left on field.