U.S. Men's Under-17 National Team Defeats Boca Jrs. Youth Team 3-2, Argentina Next
|Participants:||United States Under-17 Men's National Team vs. Boca Jrs. Youth Team|
|Venue:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Date:||February 1, 1999|
|Weather:||Rainy and wet -- 55 degrees|
BOC - Ginovile, (unassisted), 10,
USA - DaMarcus Beasley, (Cila), 15,
USA - Jordan Cila, (Donovan), 22,
BOC - Viale, (PK), 25,
USA - Kyle Beckerman, (Beasley), 26.
USA - Delvin Countness, Nelson Akwari, Seth Trembly (Oguchi Onyewu, 54), Alexander Yi, Greg Martin, Bryan Jackson (Adolfo Gregorio, 58), Kyle Beckerman, Kenneth Cutler, DaMarcus Beasley, Jordan Cila (Raul Rivera, 67), Landon Donovan (Bobby Convey, 55).
BOC - (1st Half) Ruffini, Salas, Farez, Ferrato, Pedino, Romero, Banegas, Rodriguez, Viala, Ginovile, Ayala.
(2nd Half) Zarza, Jerez, Barbora, Magnago, Rodriguez, Decundo, Duffo, Garay, Monesterolo, Pastorutti, Uiale.
GAME NOTES: Despite a flurry of yellow cards issued and a steady rainfall the U-17s managed to edge out a win over Boca Jrs. youth team today in their first of two matches in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leading the USA was DaMarcus Beasley (Fort Wayne, IN) and Jordan Cila (Jericho, NY), both had a goal and an assist.
BRING ON ARGENTINA: The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team will be put to the test when they play their first international match of '99 against the Argentinian Under-17 Men's National Team on Thursday, Feb. 4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina won the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship and lost 2-0 to Brazil in the quarterfinals of the ?97 WYC. The U-17s are 0-1-1 overall against Argentina and will be looking to make U.S. Soccer history by becoming the first U.S. National Team to defeat Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
THE U-17S WILL RETURN TO BRADENTON, FLA. ON FEB. 6: The team is scheduled to play a couple of practice matches before departing for the U-17 CONCACAF qualifying tournament, to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Feb. 24-28). The USA will play against Costa Rica on Feb. 24, before playing Honduras on Feb. 26 and then concluding with Jamaica on Feb. 28. The U.S. is the only country to have participated in all seven FIFA U-17 World Youth Championships since the first tournament in 1985. Head coach John Ellinger will release the 18-man roster a week prior to CONCACAF qualifying.