AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 26, 2005) - The players called into the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team to be evaluated for the upcoming spring semester suffered a 7-0 loss this afternoon to the older US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Region II 1989 squad.
U-17 MNT head coach John Hackworth invited in nine players to the US Youth Soccer ODP Thanksgiving Interregional as he continues to get a first-hand look at players in the U-17 pool.
“This result is not something were happy about, but in the end it is really just about evaluating these players rather than getting a win,” said Hackworth. “These guys have never played together and it showed a bit, but we were able to see how the kids performed in a tough challenge, which will no doubt be valuable in deciding what players we believe can succeed in the U-17 Residency Program.”
Hackworth and the U-17 coaching staff conducted a mini-camp with non-Residency players in early November and invited in players to this event and the Nike Friendlies next week. The purpose is to give them the opportunity to see around 50 players before they make their final decisions on who they will bring in to Residency in January.
U.S. Under-17 '90 Men's National Team Match Report
Participants: U.S. Under-17 ‘90s Men’s National Team vs. Region I 1989
Competition: US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Boys Thanksgiving Interregional
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: November 26, 2005
Weather: Clear, 70 degrees
1st 2nd Final
USA 0 0 0
Region I 1989 6 1 7
*** 40-minute match
REG – Samuel Petrone 5th minute
REG – Jesse Rodriguez 8.
REG – Samuel Petrone (Jesse Rodriguez) 17.
REG – Samuel Petrone (Nirav Kadam) 25.
REG – John Tardy (Samuel Petrone) 32.
REG – John Tardy 39.
REG – Jesse Rodriguez (Tyler Cyrus) 70.
USA: 18-Jonathan Harris*; 21-Mizuki Hamada*, 16-Azeez Atanda*, 15-Luis Ramero Flores*, 2-Brandon Lee (5-Ian Kalis, 41); 20-Jorge Rodriguez*, 22-Demitri Abraham*, 19-Roberto Farfan*; 17-Yannick Salmon*, 12-Abe Villon*, 9-Sheanon Williams (10-Ellis McLoughlin, 41).
REG: Matthew Brutto; Andreas Chronis, Mark Wysocki, Nicholas Orozco, Jeffeay Leach (Stefan Lundberg, 69); John Tardy (Eathan Morrow, 58), Andrew Giallombardo, Lucas Swertloff (Philppe Candido, 53) , Kadam Nirav (Steven Morales, 53); Samuel Petrone (Tyler Cyrus, 67), Jesse Rodriguez (Drew Kotler, 62).
Shots 2 20
Saves 2 0
Fouls 16 10
Corner Kicks 1 6
Offside 1 0
USA – Ian Kalis (caution) 43rd minute.
REG – Steven Morales (caution) 73.