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U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Drops Heartbreaker to Japan


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

Participants: USA  vs. Japan
Competition: 8 Nations International Tournament
Location: Gwangwang, Korea Republic
Date: June 17, 2007
Weather: 80 degrees

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

JAP Masuyama Tsukasa (Mizunuma Kota) 90th minute

Lineups:
USA:
18-Zac MacMath; 2-Sheanon Williams; 3-Mykell Bates; 5-Tommy Meyers; 15-Brek Shea; 6-Daniel Wenzel; 8-Jared Jeffrey (11-Abdusalam Ibrahim, 65);19-Alex Nimo (7-Axel Levry, 81)17-Greg Garza; 13-Billy Schuler; 9-Ellis McLoughlin (22-Brendan King, 90)
Subs Not Used: 1-Josh Lambo; 4-Howard Rivers; 10-Bryan Dominguez; 16-Brandon Zimmerman; 21-Chris Klute; 23-Nick Millington
Head Coach: John Hackworth

JPN:
1-Hironaga Ryotaro; 2-Kanai Takashi; 3-Yoshida Yataka; 5-Takahashi Shunki; 6-Kai Kimihiro; 9-Hattanda Kohei (16-Saito Manabu, 67); 12-Mizunuma Kota; 13-Okamoto Tomotaka; 14-Yamada Naoki (10- Masuyama Tsukasa, 86); 17-Osako Yuya (20-Tomiyama Takamitsu, 46); 19-Hanato Jin (11-Hasebe Ayato, 91)
Subs not used: 18-Yoshida Satoshi; 4-Yamaji Sho; 7-Hamada Mizuki; 8-Yamaura Kimihiro; 15-Yonemoto Takuji;
Head Coach: Jofuku Hiroshi

Statistical Summary:
                              USA    JAP
Shots                   10        13
Shots on goal     4           8
Saves                   6           4
Fouls                    18       15
Corner Kicks       3          4
Offside                  3          2

Misconduct Summary:

JAP  - Kai Kimihiro (caution)  70th minute
USA  - Dan Wenzel (caution) 72.

8 Nation International Tournament
STANDINGS / RESULTS

Group A
Team  GP   W  L   T  GF  GA   GD   Pts.
GHA     1      1   0   0   3     0      +3     3
BRA     1      1   0   0   2     0      +2      3
KOR     1     0  1    0   0     2       -2      0
HAI       1     0   1   0   0     3       -3      0

June 16
Brazil 2, South Korea 0
Ghana 3, Haiti 0

June 18
South Korea vs. Haiti
Brazil vs. Ghana

June 20
Brazil vs. Haiti
Ghana vs. South Korea

Group B
Team  GP   W  L   T  GF  GA   GD   Pts. 
NIG      1      1   0   0   2     1      +1     3
JPA      1      1   0   0   1     0      +1     3
NZE     1      0   1   0   1     2      -1      0
USA     1      0   1   0   0     3      -2      0

June 17
Japan 1, USA 0
Nigeria 2, New Zealand 1

June 19
Nigeria vs. USA
Japan vs. New Zealand

June 21
Nigeria vs. Japan
New Zealand vs. USA

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