LES BROUZILS, France (March 22, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team defeated England, 1-0, at the Mondial Minimes Tournament in France, behind a 66th minute goal from Carlos Martinez and a shutout from goalkeeper Earl Edwards.
Rob Derschang, who had entered the game just 11 minutes prior, played a cross from the left side, which Martinez brought down with his chest and fired home, giving the U.S. the only goal they would need for the win. Edwards and his defense, led by captain Perry Kitchen, picked up their first international shutout in the victory.
The U.S. will next play a placement game against China on Monday, March 24.
U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report
Participants: USA vs. England
Competition: Mondial Minimes Montaigu Vendee 2008
Location: Les Brouzils, France
Date: March 22, 2008
Weather: Cloudy, 42 degrees
1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
ENG 0 0 0
USA - Carlos Martinez (Rob Derschang) 66th min Cross from Left side, chest down, shot Left
USA - 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Perry Kitchen [Capt], 3-Tyler Polak, 6-Shaquille Phillips, 16-Alex Shinsky; 5-Bryan Duran, 10-Luis Gil, 11-Carlos Martinez, 13-Joseph-Claude Gyau (8-Rob Derschang, 55); 7-Jack McInerney, 9-Stefan Jerome (14-Alex Bramall, 70)
Subs not used: 4-Emilio Orozco, 12-Chase Miller, 15-Cristian Alvarez, 17-Donovan Henry, 18-Spencer Richey
Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera
ENG– 1-Adam Davies; 2-Keanu Marsh Brown, 3-Ezekiel Fryers, 6-Angus MacDonald, 15-Jamie Rckord; 8-Ryan Tuncliffe [Capt], 11-Nathaniel Laing (14-Sam Byles, 69), 12-Joshua McEachran, 17-Luke Garbutt; 16-Jacob Walcott (7-Jonjo Shelvey, 74), 18-Liam Head (9-Luke Freeman, 65);
Subs not used: 4-Emmanuel Frimpong, 10-Jose Baxter, 13-Jed Steer
Head Coach: Noel Blake
USA / ENG
Shots 9 / 9
Shots on goal 4 / 4
Saves 4 / 3
Fouls 13 / 18
Corner Kicks 1 / 7
Offside 1 / 1
USA 7-Jack McInerney (caution) 27th min
ENG 8-Ryan Tunnicliffe (caution) 48.
ENG 18-Liam Head (caution) 62.
USA 10-Luis Gil (caution) 79.
USA 11-Carlos Martinez (caution) 83.