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Columbus Defeats U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team in Scrimmage

BRADENTON, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team fell to the Columbus Crew, 2-0, after falling behind early.

The Crew got on the board quickly, picking up a goal in the fifth minute from Cory Elenio. In the 18th minute, Columbus doubled its lead with George Josten scoring off of a Steve Lenhart assist. In the second half, a completely new team made up mostly of '91s, held Columbus scoreless throughout the 35 minutes.

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

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Columbus Crew (MLS)
Competition: Friendly (35 minute halves)
Location: IMG Field #5, Bradenton, Florida
Date: February 14, 2008
Weather: Cloudy, 64 degrees

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

Columbus - Cory Elenio (unassisted)                5th minute
Columbus - George Josten (Steven Lenhart)   18.

USA First Half: 41-Spencer Richey; 3-Tyler Polak, 7-Perry Kitchen, 11-Jared Watts, 19-Emilio Orozco; 5-Marlon Duran (4-Shaquille Phillips 27), 9-Carlos Martinez, 13-Joseph-Claude Gyau, 20-Rob Derschang; 15-Stefan Jerome, 16-Jack McInerney;

Second Half: 18-Zac Mac Math; 12-Andrew Craven, 17-Julio Arjona, 33-Aubrey Perry, 35-Kofi Sarkodie; 22-Eder Arreola, 26-Greg Garza (16-Jack McInerney 60), 36-Nick Millington, 37-Scott Caldwell; 10-Bryan Dominguez, 14-Donovan Henry;

Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

Columbus Crew: 18-Kenny Schoeni; 27-Ryan Junge, 29-Ryan Miller, 33-Zola Short; 13-Andrew Peterson, 17-Lukasz Tumicz, 20-Tim Ward, 26-Kevin Burns, 36-Cory Elenio; 28-George Josten, 32-Steven Lenhart (22-Adam Moffat 51);

Head Coach: Sigi Schmid

Statistical Summary:
Shots 5 / 9
Shots on goal 2 / 3
Saves 1/ 2
Fouls 7 / 6
Corner Kicks 1 / 5
Offside 4 / 3

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