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Toronto FC Scores Late to Top U-17 MNT

BRADENTON, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2008) -- The Under-17 Men's National Team took an early lead, fell to Toronto FC, 3-1, in a scrimmage in Bradenton, Fla.

Scott Caldwell put away a rebound in the 13th minute to give the USA the lead, but Andrea Lombardo leveled the score in the 25th minute on a penalty kick.

The game remained tied until the 89th minute, when rookie defender Pat Phelan flicked the ball into the back of the net with his head. Seconds later, Jamie Watson added an insurance goal for Toronto, giving them a 3-1 victory.

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

Participants: USA U17 MNT vs. Toronto FC (MLS)
Competition: Friendly
Location: IMG Field #5, Bradenton, Florida
Date: February 17, 2008
Weather: Sunny, 76 degrees

Scoring Summary:
                 1  2   F
USA         1  0   1
Toronto   1  2   3

USA - Scott Caldwell (unassisted) 13th min Rebounded shot, deflected off D, R side
TOR - Andrea Lombardo (unassisted) 25th min Penalty Kick
TOR - Pat Phelan (15-Midfielder) 89th min Corner kick, flick header R side
TOR - Jamie Watson (unassisted) 90th min Breakaway, shot R side

USA FIRST HALF: 18-Zac MacMath; 3-Tyler Polak, 12-Andrew Craven, 33-Tre Perry, 35-Kofi Sarkodie; 22-Eder Arreola, 26-Greg Garza, 36-Nick Millington, 37-Scott Caldwell; 10-Bryan Dominguez, 32-Alfred Koroma;

USA SECOND HALF: 1-Earl Edwards; 2-Estan Arevalo, 27-Chase Miller, 4-Shaquille Phillips, 6-Zach Herold; 31-Christian Alvarez, 21-Zach Barnes, 8-Luis Gil (16-Jack McInerney, 82), 25-Alex Bramall; 29-Brian Span, 28-Jamie Gutierrez;

Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

TORONTO: GK-18; 2-Andrew Boyens, #5, 8-Pat Phelan, 29-Nana Attakora-Gyan; #3(27-Gabe Gala, 46), #15, #23 (20-Lombardo, 74) #35; 20-Andrea Lombardo (17-Joey Melo, 46), 34-Jamie Watson;

Head Coach: John Carver

Statistical Summary:
Shots 6 / 14
Shots on goal 2 / 7
Saves 4 / 1
Fouls 14 / 9
Corner Kicks 0 / 3
Offside 7 / 3

Misconduct Summary: