1999 U.S. MEN'S UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
|Participants:||U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team vs. UAG Tecos (Mexico)|
|Competition:||Dallas Cup International Youth Tournament|
|Date:||March 29, 1999|
|Weather:||Breezy - 55 degrees|
USA - 1-Delvin Countness, 4-Nelson Akwari (Capt.), 6-Greg Martin, 22- Kellen Kalso, 17-Seth Trembly, 5-Bryan Jackson (9-Adolfo Gregorio, 62), 7-Kenneth Cutler, 15-Kyle Beckerman, 11-Bobby Convey (12-Matt Roberts, 75), 16-Jordan Cila (13-Raul Rivera, 65), 20-Landon Donovan.
TEC - Alejandro Juarez, Marco Hernandez, Jorge Gonzalez, Abraham Melgoza, Jose Castrutta, Luis Andrade (Edgardo Garcia, 46), Eduardo Rodriguez, Juan Anguiano (Ruben Cervantes, 46), Ernest Nya, Ricardo Castro, Niguel Hernandez.
|Trembly (caution/ejection)||65, 67,|
NOTE: The USA will play Group D leaders SC Corinthians (Brazil) on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. to conclude first-round play at the Dallas Cup. The Corinthians beat UAG Tecos, 3-0 on Sunday, March 28 and beat FC Augsburg 5-1 today, March 29. The top two finishers from each group advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, April 2 and the USA needs a win to assure advancement to the next round. If the U-17s draw against SC Corinthians the USA will need help from the UAG Tecos-FC Augsburg match to advance to the quarterfinals. The USA will also be missing four starters due to injuries and/or card suspensions: Alexander Yi (ACL), Oguchi Onyewu (hip-flexor), Seth Trembly (red card suspension) and Kyle Beckerman (accumulation of two yellow cards and a one game suspension). The U-17s are in preparation for their home-and-home playoff series against El Salvador for the third and final CONCACAF berth for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship to be hosted by New Zealand in November. The venue and kickoff time of the USA-El Salvodor on May 9 has been changed to the Juan Francisco Barraza Stadium in San Miguel, El Salvador and kickoff is at 12:00 noon. The second leg will be played at the newly built Columbus Crew Stadium on May 22 and will be the first of an MLS doubleheader - kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. ET.