CHICAGO (Aug. 16, 2015) – The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team drew with England 2-2 in Staffordshire in its first friendly of a 10-day training camp in England.
The U.S. found the back of the net early in the game, building on an attack through the middle. It all started with George Acosta, who knifed his way through and quickly switched it to Tim Weah on the right hand side of the box. From there Weah took a chance, firing at goal and though his shot was stopped by the England keeper, Adrian Villegas followed and finished on the rebound to put the U.S. up 1-0 in the fifth minute.
England was able to level in the final stretch of the first half when the U-15’s lost possession in the middle third and England countered with a tying goal.
In the second half, the U.S. again came out firing, with George Acosta scoring the team’s second goal on an assist from Tim Weah in the 43rd minute of the 80-minute match, though in the 70th, England responded with another tying score.
The BNT will get another shot against England when the two teams matchup again on Aug. 19.
-U.S. U-15 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U15 Boy’s National Team vs. England
Date: Aug. 16, 2015
Venue: St. Georges Park; Staffordshire, England
Kickoff: 11 a.m. CT (4 p.m. local)
Weather: 67 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
ENG 1 1 2
USA Adrian Villegas (Tim Weah) 5th minute
ENG Austin Samuels 41
USA George Acosta (Tim Weah) 43
ENG Marc Guehi 70
USA: 1-Alex Budnik, 2-Bryan Perez, 4-Jake Arteaga, 5-Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, 3-Charlie Asensio (18-Tyler Shaver, 55), 6-James Sands (2-Blaine Ferri, 55), 8-Chris Durkin, 10-George Acosta (25-Brenden Aaronson, 79), 7-Tim Weah (17-Nico Lemoine, 64), 16-Ayo Akinola (9-Josh Sargent, 55), 11-Adrian Villegas
Subs not used: 15-Rayshaun McGann, 22-Hunter Pinho, 21-William Sands, 13-Nykolas Sessock
Head Coach: John Hackworth
ENG: 1-Harrison Male, 2-Marc Guehi, 3-Ryan Sessegnon, 4-George McEachran (18-Ethan Ampadu, 60), 5-Kane Wilson, 6-Zech Medley (15-Adao Manuel, 68), 8-Angel Gomes (14-Callum Hudson Odoi, 76), 9-Austin Samuels, 16-Johnathan Panzo, 17-Emile Smith-Rowe (10-Danny Loader, 41), 20-Ian Carlo Poveda
Subs not used: 13-Adam Pryzbek, 7-Theo Hudson, 11-Alex Cochrane, 12-Marcel Lavinier, 19-Jamie Soule
Head Coach: Dan Micciche
Stats Summary: USA / England
Shots: 8 / 19
Shots on Goal: 7 / 11
Saves: 9 / 5
Corner Kicks: 0 / 5
Fouls: 10 / 5
Offside: 1 / 1
Referee – Joe Hull
Assistant No. 1 – Peter Sporne
Assistant No. 2 – Samuel Barrot