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U.S. U-17s Pick Up 2-0 Win Against Chile in La Serena

LA SERENA, Chile (Feb. 1, 2009) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team earned a 2-0 win against Chile in their first of four matches of the La Serena Cup in La Serena, Chile. Jack McInerney and Charles Renken scored two early goals to put the U.S. ahead 2-0 in just the eighth minute.

Renken, who making his first international start since recovering from ACL surgery in 2008, put away a pass from Stefan Jerome in just the second minute. Six minutes later, Jerome picked up his second assist of the day as McInerney, the team's leading scorer in 2008, put away the USA's second goal. The U.S. defense, led by captain Perry Kitchen, did the rest, limiting Chile to just two shots on goal, which Earl Edwards was able to handle to keep the clean sheet.

The U.S. will next take on Peru on Feb. 3 and Ecuador on Feb. 5 as part of the La Serena Cup.  


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

Participants: U.S. Under-17 MNT  v. Chile
Competition: La Serena Cup 2009
Location: La Serena, Chile
Date: February 1, 2009
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy

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

USA - Charles Renken (Stefan Jerome)       2nd minute
USA - Jack McInerney (Stefan Jerome)          8th

USA: 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Eriq Zavaleta, 3-Tyler Polak, 4-Perry Kitchen (capt.), 6-Jared Watts; 5-Marlon Duran,  8-Charles Renken (16-Jose Perez, 79), 10-Luis Gil (19-Hassan Saad, 86), 11-Carlos Martinez (12-Sean Davis, 73); 7-Stefan Jerome (17-Juan Agudelo, 71), 9-Jack McInerney (13-Joseph Gyau, 67);
Subs not used: 18-Spencer Richey, 14-Erik Stephenson, 20-Zachary Herold, 21-Michael Ambrose
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

CHI: 1-Leonardo Rayo; 2-Mario Parra, 3-Matias Navarrete, 4-David Villaroel, 8-Jose Fernandez (19-Frank Fernandez, 46); 5-Erick Mora (16-Alex Gonzalez, 70), 6-Claudio Sepulveda, 7-Gustavo Ramirez, 10-Cesar Valenzuela (13-Sebastian Ibarra, 86); 9-Alvaro Ramos, 11-Camilo Pena (18-Santiago Dittborn, 46);
Subs Not Used: 12-Claudio Santis, 14-Enzo Andia, 15-Jorge Aravena, 17-PieroGarate, 20-Felipe Ignamarca
Head Coach: Cesar Vaccia

Statistical Summary:
Shots 9 / 4
Shots on goal 4 / 3
Saves 2 / 2
Corner Kicks 2 / 9

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Jack McInerney (caution)            33rd minute
USA - Marlon Duran (caution)               51st
USA - Stefan Jerome (caution)             55th
CHI - Matias Navarrete (caution)          69th
USA - Jose Perez (caution)                   80th