BRADENTON, Fla. (Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005) - The U-17 ’89 Men's National Team defeated the North Carolina ODP '88 team 3-1 this afternoon behind two goals from Josmer Altidore and another from Peri Marosevic.
Altidore provided the U.S. with a lightning fast start as he buried a feed from Victor Cortez moments after the kickoff to give the U-17s a 1-0 lead.
Fifteen minutes later, Perica Marosevic scored off a pass from Cesar Nunez to double the U.S. lead.
In the second half, Matthew Betts was able to pull one back for North Carolina as he placed his penalty shot past goalkeeper Joe Bendik, who had come on for U.S. starter Evan Newton at halftime.
In the 90th minute, Altidore registered his second goal of the game when he placed his penalty shot past Nathaniel Berry for the final tally of the match.
U.S. Under-17 '89 Men's National Team Game Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘89s Men’s National Team vs. North Carolina ODP ‘88s
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Date: Feb. 12, 2005
Weather: Warm, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 2 1 3
ODP 0 1 1
USA – Josmer Altidore (Victor Cortez) 1st minute
USA – Perica Marosevic (Cesar Nunez) 16th
ODP – Matthew Betts (penalty kick) 51st
USA – Josmer Altidore (penalty kick) 90th
USA: 18-Evan Newton (24-Joe Bendik, 46), 37-Victor Cortez (39-Joseph Sorrentino, 46), 41-Greg Eckhardt, 36-Bryan Arguez, 27-Jonathan Collier; 38-Perica Marosevic, 35-Andrew Giallombardo, 25-Anthony Wallace, 29-Michael Stephens; 28-Josmer Altidore, 22-Cesar Nunez.
ODP: 1-Nathaniel Berry (0-Andrew Fulp, 46); 5-Kristopher Byrd (18-Jonathan Kerns, 33), 10-Bryan Harrison, 15-Roderick Hubbard (6-Matthew Elliot, 28), 7-Matthew Betts; 2-Daniel Street, 12-Juan Guzman, 13-Anthony Allen, 11-Justin Wyatt; 14-Devin Carroll (4-John Berry, 35), 3-Thomas Drake (16-Amar Brkic, 28).
Shots 8 15
Saves 8 2
Fouls 3 2
Corner Kicks 17 20
Offside 3 0
ODP – Matthew Betts (caution) 77th minute
Referee: Cyril Madukanya
1st Assistant: Joe Roeshel
2nd Assistant: Terry Psarras