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U.S. U-17 MNT Defeats PDL's Bakersfield Brigade

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (June 17, 2006) - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team defeated the Bakersfield Brigade of the Premier Development League, 2-1, on Saturday, June 17, at Bakersfield Christian High School in Bakersfield, Calif. Goals came on either side of halftime from Abdusalem Ibrahim and Brendan King.

Ibrahim scored in the 32nd minute when Israel Sesay slotted him a pass across the top of the box. Ibrahim came running on to the ball and hit a blast into the upper corner of the goal from 17 yards out.

King had the second goal of the match in the 65thth minute. He received the ball just inside the box and shot it near post, just squeezing it between the goalkeeper and the post.

The U.S. will face the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves on Thursday, June 22.

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

Participants: USA vs. Bakersfield Brigade
Competition: Friendly Match
Location: Bakersfield, Calif.
Date: June 17, 2006
Weather: Hot, 95 degrees

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

USA – Abdusalam Ibrahim (Isreal Sesay)           32nd minute.
USA – Brendan King (Taylor White)                      65.
BAK – Johnathon Hughes (John Curry)               83.

USA: 1-Chris Miller, (18-David Meves, 46); 14-Jared Jeffrey, (3-TJ Nelson, 58), 5-Chriatian Ibeagha, 17-Howard Turk, 4-Matt Uy; 13-Axel Levry (16-Aaron Maund, 46), 7-Danny Wenzel (22-Clayton Holz, 46), 11-Abdusalam Ibrahim, (2-Evan Raynr, 46), 8-Danny Barerra, (15-Brendan King, 46); 10-Ellis McLoughlin, (9-Taylor White, 46), 21-Isreal Sesay, (12-Bryan Dominguez, 58)
Head Coach: John Hackworth

BAK: 1-Kyle Reynish; 19-Todd Combs (4-Johathon Hughes, 73), 18-Carlos Reyes, 2-Andrew Kelly (3-Javier Barba, 45), 17-Marcus Griffin; 10-Devin Deldo (5-TJ Brown, 63), 9-Frank Alesci (6-Frank, 30), 12-John Curry, 7-Towa Manda (14-Michael Clegg, 45), 8-Javier Cervantes; 15-Fergie Agwu
Head Coach: Jay Gore

Statistical Summary:    USA    BAK
Shots                                   13       7
Saves                                    4        3
Corner Kicks                        3        4
Fouls                                   14      20
Offside                                   1        2

Misconduct Summary:
BAK - John Curry (caution)                    10th minute.
USA - Jared Jeffrey (caution)                 13.
BAK - Javier Cervantes (caution)          36.
BAK - Devin Deldo (caution) 60.

Referee: Rene Nunez
Asst. Referee: Frans Bruins
Asst. Referee: Kevin Sherwood