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U.S. U-17 MNT Downs Canada 2-0


SUNRISE, Fla. (April 24, 2005) - The U.S. Under-17 ’88 Men’s National Team defeated Canada 2-0 on Sunday in Sunrise, Fla., increasing their unbeaten CONCACAF streak to 17 games.

The U.S. dominated play for most of the match, outshooting Canada 17-2. Forward David Arvizu opened the scoring with a goal in the sixth minute when he buried a cross from Ryan Soroka and Amaechi Igwe sealed the victory finishing off a pass from Michael Farfan.

The match served as preparation for Canada as they will attempt to join the U.S. by snagging a CONCACAF berth to the FIFA U-17 World Championship when they compete in the Group B CONCACAF qualifying tournament from May 17-21 in Mexico. The U.S. won Group A of the Under-17 CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Costa Rica two weeks ago and solidified their spot in the FIFA U-17 World Championship, which will take place in Peru from September 16-October 2.


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

Participants:     U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. Canada
Competition:     Friendly
Location:    Sunrise, Fla.
Date:    April 24, 2005
Weather:    Warm, 70 degrees

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

USA – David Arvizu (Ryan Soroka)        6th minute
USA – Amaechi Igwe (Michael Farfan)        78. 

Lineups
USA: 24-Bryant Rueckner (40-Evan Newton, 46); 27-Blake Wagner, 25-Carlos Boja, 36-Eric Lichaj, 22-Ryan Soroka; 35-Amaechi Igwe (32-Hector Himenez, 86), 21-Nevn Subotic (23-Anthony Ampaitipakwong, 46), 37-Kyle Nakazawa, 28-Jeremy Hall; 20-David Arvizu, 29-Preston Zimmerman (26-Eddie Ababio, 46).

CAN: n/a

Statistical Summary:
                              USA     CAN
Shots                      17          2
Saves                       1          7
Fouls                        5          2
Corner Kicks         12         4
Offside                     2          0   

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Bryant Rueckner (caution)                 24th minute
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