In the U-15 BNT Festival, Gold Cup were named champions of the tournament. Josh Sargent gained the lead for Gold Cup in the first minute. Copa America equalized in the 29th minute with a goal by Akil Watts.
Minutes after the beginning of the second half, George Acosta granted Gold Cup the lead once again. But it was Nicolas Garcia-Morillo who scored in the 49th minute to tie the game. In the 67th minute, George Acosta scored to grant Gold Cup the victors of the match. Copa America countered afterward to win the friendly penalty kick shootout 5-4 against Gold Cup.
Match: U.S. U15 BNT Gold Cup v. U.S. U15 BNT Copa America
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Competition: US U15 BNT Festival
Venue: U17 National Team Field 1
Weather: Mid 80’s, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Gold Cup 1 2 3
Copa America 1 1 2
Gold Cup 40 – Josh Sargent (Assist – Issa Rayyan) 1st minute
Copa America 35 – Akil Watts (Assist – Ayo Akinola) 29
Gold Cup 60 – George Acosta (Assist – Isaac Angking) 47
Copa America 17 – Nicolas Garcia-Morillo (Assist – Ayo Akinola) 49
Gold Cup 60 – George Acosta (Assist – Jack Valderrabano) 67
Gold Cup: GK-Mason Finnell, 13-Bryan Perez, 30-Michael Edwards, 41-Ian Murphy, 21-Tristan Weber, 70-Carlos Anguiano Diaz (39-Jesus Sahagun, 56th), 42-Isaac Angking, 60-George Acosta, 69-Andrew Carleton, 66-Issa Rayyan (64-Jack Valderrabano, 48th), 40-Josh Sargent
Subs not used: GK – Alex Budnik, 16 – Allen Seals
Not dressed: none
Head Coach: Brian Johnson
Copa America: 12-Quantrell Jones, 20-Tyler Freitas, 18-Jake Arteaga, 24-Griffin DeBolt (19-Ben Mines, 59th), 4Charlie Asensio, 13-James Sands, 35-Akil Watts, 29-John Murphy (26-Mario Licor, 42nd), 10-Ben Lederman (28Bryce Orsini, 56th), 17-Nicolas Garcia-Morillo, 9-Ayo Akinola
Subs not used: 22 – Hunter Pinho, 15 – Seth Kuhn, 16 – James Orozco
Not dressed: none
Head Coach: Junior Gonzalez
Stats Summary: Gold Cup / Copa America
Shots: 15 / 12
Shots on Goal: 11 / 7
Saves: 5 / 8
Corner Kicks: 2 / 5
Fouls: 0 / 6
Offside: 2 / 0
Caution – 64-Jack Valderrabano, 70th minute
Head – Stephen Richardson
Assistant No. 1 – Janessa Gunn
Assistant No. 2 – Natalie Simon
Gold Cup (1st) – Issa Rayyan shields off the defender and slots a ball behind the defense that finds the run of Josh Sargent who finishes to the keeper’s right.
Copa America (29th) – Akil Watts plays Ayo Akinola wide in the box, Akinola plays a return ball to Watts who continued his run and finishes across goal into the upper left corner.
Gold Cup (47th) – Isaac Angking wins the ball off a turnover in the opponent’s half and finds George Acosta in the box, Acosta chips it over the keeper and into the right side of the net.
Copa America (49h) – Ayo Akinola collects the ball inside the box and makes a quick move before passing across goal to Nicolas Garcia-Morillo who finishes across the goal into the left side of the net.
Gold Cup (67th) – George Acosta cuts inside the box and plays a ball back to Jack Valderrabano at the top of the box, Valderrabano returns the ball to Acosta who beats the keeper with a hard and low shot.
Friendly PK Shootout:
Copa America wins 5-4 on a friendly PK Shootout