ROSARIO, Argentina (April 4, 2016) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team defeated Club Atletico Talleres 5-1 in the first match of the 2016 International Festival of Futbol in Argentina. USA midfielder Efrain Alvarez scored a hat trick while assisting on George Bello and Cade Hagan’s goals.
Although Talleres’ Mateo Namani scored in just the third minute of the match, Alvarez equalized in the 29th minute and the U.S. controlled the rest of the match from that point on.
In the 34th minute, Alvarez assisted Bello’s goal to gain the lead. Just a minute later, Alvarez scored a brace in quick succession to widen the score line. A few minutes after USA’s third goal, forward Cade Hagan added to the mix, giving the U.S. a 4-1 lead and Alvarez his second assist in the 39th minute. But Alvarez wasn’t done quite yet; he capped off the hat trick in the 41st minute, ending the game with a 5-1 USA victory.
At the beginning of the tournament, Club Atletico Talleres replaced San Lorenzo, who was on schedule to play the U.S. The U-15s will play Newell’s Old Boys on April 6 at 2 p.m. ET.
- U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Club Atletico Talleres
Date: April 4, 2016
Competition: 2016 International Festival of Futbol
Venue: Polideportivo Bella Vista; Rosario, Argentina
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET
Weather: 65 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Talleres 1 0 1
USA 3 2 5
Talleres – Mateo Namani 3rd minute
USA – Efrain Alvarez 29
USA – George Bello (Efrain Alvarez) 34
USA – Efrain Alvarez 35
USA – Cade Hagan (Efrain Alvarez) 39
USA – Efrain Alvarez 41
USA: 22-Damian Las; 2-Peter Stroud, 3-Noah Atanda, 4-Axel Alejandre (5-Jake O’Connor, 43), 8-George Bello; 17-Max Goeggel (13-Marco Ceja, 46), 16-Mikey Maunsell, 10-Efrain Alvarez (20-Jack Imperato, 43); 21-Julian Gaines (7-Gianluca Busio, 46), 6-Cade Hagan, 11-Kanoa Kelii (15-Juan Zuniga, 46)
Subs not used: 1-Kashope Oladapo, 9-Giovanni Reyna, 14-Gilbert Fuentes, 18-James Crath
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh
Talleres: 1-Martin Safar; 2-Geremias Gomez, 3-Santiago Orozco, 4-Adam Brizuela, 5-Pablo Escobar; 6-Juan D’Angelo, 7-Jonathan Beron, 8-Lautaro Garelli (20-Joel Pinha, 36), 10-Mateo Namani; 11-Francisco Ledesha, 9-German Bertacion (18-Rodrigo Medina, 36), 12-Andres Marsingo (19-Romain Gamarra, 36)
Subs not used: 13-Maximiliano Romain, 14-Laureano Daghero, 15-Mateo Coronel, 16-Santiago Toloza, 17-Mauricio Salazar
Head coach: Adrian Avalos
Stats Summary: USA/ Talleres
Shots on Goal: 9/4
Corner Kicks: 5/0
* Match was 75 minutes on turf.