BRADENTON, Fla. (March 24, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team fell 3-1 to Wake Forest University this afternoon at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Wake took an early lead when former U-18 MNT midfielder Jamie Franks finished off a pass from Ryan Solle in the ninth minute. Fifteen minutes later, Lyle Adams put the Demon Deacons up by two goals when he slotted his shot past U.S. goalkeeper Larry Jackson.
The U.S. had their chances in the match, taking 10 shots - one less than Wake Forest - but only found the back of the net in the 35th minute. Adbus Ibrahim got free and blasted a shot past Davis Roach to temporarily cut the U.S. deficit to one goal.
Wells Thompson put the game out of reach in the second half when he buried a pass from Adams in the 75th minute.
U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. Wake Forest University
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: March 24, 2006
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 1 0 1
WF 2 1 3
WF – Jamie Franks (Ryan Solle) 9th minute
WF – Lyle Adams 24.
USA – Abdus Ibrahim 35.
WF – Wells Thompson (Lyle Adams) 75.
USA: 40-Larry Jackson; 15-Daniel Kelly, 16-Kyle Davies, 6-Anthony Wallace, 29-Andres Suazo (41-Paul Klein, 66); 35-Abdus Ibrahim, 10-Anthony Ampaipitakwong (33-Janny Rivera, 66), 36-Dersu Albolfathi; 31-Alex Dixon, 17-Jeremy Hall, 9-Eddie Ababio (3-Miguel Gonzalez, 65)
WF: 0-Davis Roach; 30-Lyle Adams, 25-Will Clayton, 5-Patrick Phelan, 12-Evan Brown (24-Ryan Swaim, 57); 9-Wells Thompson (12-Evan Brown, 80), 2-Sam Cronin (18-Cooper Bryant, 65), 14-Ryan Solle, 11-Jamie Franks (25-Will Clayton, 68); 13-Michael Lahoud (29-Barret Park, 63), 3-Marcus Tracy (15-Alimer Gonzalez, 37).
Shots 10 11
Saves 2 3
Fouls 11 21
Corner Kicks 5 4
Offside 6 2