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U-17 '89 MNT Fall, 2-0, to U-18 MNT

BRADENTON, Fla. (March 7, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team fell 2-0 to the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team this afternoon at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

In a close match, Casey Townsend found the game-winner off an assist from Ryan Thomas in the 33rd minute, while Eber Martinez added the second tally when he finished a penalty kick in the 90th minute.

The U-17s and U-18s both had eight shots during the game, but the U-17s couldn't sneak one by 'keepers Warren Gross (first half) or Matt Brutto (second half).

The U-17 '90 Men's National Team will take their shot at their older counterparts when they face the U-18s later this week on Thursday, March 9.

The U-18s are conducting their second camp of the year in Bradenton.

U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team Match Report

Participants:  U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. U.S. U-18 MNT
Competition:  Friendly
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 7, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees

Scoring Summary: 
                1st   2nd    Final
U17           0      0          0
U18           1      1          2

U18 – Casey Townsen (Ryan Thomas)   33rd minute.
U18 – Eber Martinez (penalty kick)             90.

U17: 24-Brandyn Bumpas; 28-Tevin Jackson (27-TJ Nelson, 46), 3-Greg Eckhardt, 16-Kyle Davis, 25-Tommy Meyer (Abdus Ibrahim, 46); 10-Peri Marosevic, 34-Brandon Zimmerman (23-Ellis McLoughlin, 77), 8-Danny Barerra (36-Dersu Abolfathi, 59), 41-Bryan Arguez; 11-Edgar Barajas, 13-Joey Sorrentino.

U18: Warren Gross; Cam Lamming (Jeff Leach, 70), Kemo Djedovic (Vince O’Campo, 62), Jose Gonzalez (Michael Stephens, 64), Corbin Bone (Kaoru Forbess, 70); Colin Givens, Blair Gaven, Wilber Bonilla (Brandon Busch), Doug Ferner; Ryan Thomas (John Tardy, 46), Casey Townsend (Eber Martinez, 58).

Statistical Summary:
                              U17    U18
Shots                      8         8 
Saves                     2         2 
Fouls                      4         0 
Corner Kicks         20      20 
Offside                    2        3 

Misconduct Summary:
U17 – Brandon Zimmerman (caution)      10th minute
U18 – Cam Lamming (caution)                  40. is the official website of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the United States