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U-17 '88 MNT Falls to Bluestars (PDL) 1-0

The U.S. Under-17 ’88 Men’s National Team fell 1-0 to the more experienced Bluestars (PDL) team this afternoon at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The Bluestars maintained the majority of the possession during the match and finally broke through the U.S. defense in the second half off a corner kick. The U.S. had given up 13 corner kicks in the game and the final one was the back-breaker as Kei Kamara was able to just get a toe on the ball as it barley crossed the goal line.

The U.S., which started Evan Newton in goal, only mustered three shots on goal as the Bluestars’ defense was able to use their experience to close down any attacks.

The Bluestars featured a number of players who have been involved in the U.S. Soccer national program at some level, including Jordan Harvey and Tyson Wahl who were both in Residency with the U-17 Men’s National Team.

- U-17 '88 Men's National Team Match Report -

Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. PDL - Bluestars
Competition: Friendly
Location: The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
Date: June 2, 2004
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1st   2nd    Final
USA                           0      0         0
BST                             0      1        1

BST – Kei Kamara (John Carson)         68th minute

USA: 40-Evan Newton, 5-Ofori Sarkodie, 2-Michael Balogun, 4-Erik Lichaj; 21-Richard Edgar (23-Joel Smith, 67), 11-Ryan Soroka, 30-Amaechi Igwe (15-Jeremy Hall, 67), 34-Carlos Borja, 13-Nik Besagno; 29-Preston Zimmerman, 6-Quavas Kirk (25-Michael Stephens, 67).

BST: 1-Nathan Pena; 24-Noah Merl (3-Gordon Kljestan, 46), 7-Aaron Lopez, 6-Cameron Dunn; 14-Jordan Harvey (17-John Carson, 56), 13-Tyson Wahl (23-Kevin Meisner, 46), 8-Thomas Poltl (21-Ramon Manak, 46), 10-Chris Roselli (15-Mike Enfield, 46), 5-Nicholas Hatzke (22-Kevin Lockhart, 46); 19-Calen Carr (18-Steve Patterson, 59), 16-Kei Kamara (14-Jordan Harvey, 76).

Statistical Summary:    USA     BST
Shots                                 3          13
Saves                                 6           1
Corner Kick                       3          13
Fouls                                 13         8
Offside                              0           6

Misconduct Summary:
BST – Sean Lockhart (caution)         49th minute