U.S. Soccer

2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys' Championship

Bradenton, Florida
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U-15 BNT Defeats Panama 3-0 to Advance to First CONCACAF Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2017) - The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team advanced to its first-ever CONCACAF U-15 Championship Final with a 3-0 victory over Panama. The USA went up early and never looked back with goals from Giovanni Reyna, Julian Gaines and Gianluca Busio.

The semifinal victory continues a dominant tournament run for the U-15s. The team has only trailed for 12 total minutes in its four tournament games, allowing only one goal. Reyna opened up the scoring for the USA in the sixth minute, giving the the team a lead it would not relinquish. Just before the halftime break, Lonestar S.C.’s Gaines netted to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. Busio closed out the scoring for the U.S. with a goal in the 37th minute, his fifth of the tournament.

The U-15’s now advance to face Mexico in the CONCACAF Championship Final on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. ET Mexico has been similarly dominant in the tournament- not allowing a single goal and boasting a plus-13 goal differential heading into the final. 

- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Panama
Date: Aug. 17, 2017
Competition: 2017 CONCACAF Under-15 Championship
Venue:  IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 11:00 am Local Time
Weather: 85 degrees

Scoring Summary:      

 

1

2

F

Panama

0

0

0

USA

2

1

3

USA – Giovanni Reyna             6th minute
USA – Julian Gaines                 35
USA – Gianluca Busio              37

Lineups:
USA: 1-Damian Las (GK); 18-Joseph Scally, 5-Mason Judge (13-Kenny Nielsen, 47), 4-Axel Alejandre (14-Sebastian Anderson, 53), 3-George Bello; 10-Josh Atencio (15-Cesar Garcia, 57), 6-Adam Saldana (2-Peter Stroud, 53), 17-Gilbert Fuentes; 8-Giovanni Reyna (capt) (9-Alfonso Ocampo Chavez, 57), 11-Gianluca Busio, 16-Julian Gaines (7-Daniel Mangarov, 47)
Subs not used: 12-JT Harms
Head Coach: Dave van den Bergh 

PAN: 1-Saul Espinosa; 2-Modesto Justiniani, 4-Enrique Laguna, 6-Kevin Berkeley, 13-Luis Del Mar, 17-Adrian Hernandez; 5-Abdul Knight (15-Carlos Pena, 36), 8-Edilson Carrasquilla (16-David Cordoba, 36), 3-Jose Flores (11-Juan Gonzalez, 23); 9-Jeremy Pinzon, 14-Jordy Hidalgo (7-Jean Carlo Castillo, 56)
Subs not used: 10-Juan Sagel, 12-Julio Moran, 18-Julio Wong
Head Coach: Jorge Dely Valdes

Stats Summary: USA/PAN
Shots: 11/3
Shots on Goal: 6/3
Saves: 3/3
Corner Kicks: 2/2
Fouls: 2/7
Offsides: 1/0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Axel Alejandre (caution) – 33 minute
Panama – Luis Del Mar (caution) – 34

Notes: Game was played with two 35 minute halves.

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-2 L IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla. --
3-0 W IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla. Reyna, Gaines, Busio
4-1 W IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

Scally, Gaines, Judge, Own Goal

6-0 W IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

Reyna, Ocampo Chavez (2), Busio (2), Garcia

2-0 W IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla. Busio (2)

Division I - Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Mexico 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
Panama 3 2 1 0 5 4 +1 6
Honduras 3 1 2 0 5 9  -4 3
Jamaica 3 0 3 0 0 7 -7 0

Division I - Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
 United States 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
Canada 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 6
Costa Rica 3 1 2 0 5 7  -2 3
Trinidad & Tobago 3 0 3 0 0 13 -13 0

Divison I - Group A

Date

Match

Result

Venue

Aug. 13

Mexico vs. Honduras

MEX 5 - 0 HON

IMG Academy

Aug. 13

Jamaica vs. Panama

JAM 0 - 1 PAN

IMG Academy

Aug. 14

Panama vs. Mexico

PAN 0 - 4 MEX

IMG Academy

Aug. 14

Honduras vs. Jamaica

HON 5 - 0 JAM

IMG Academy

Aug. 16

Jamaica vs. Mexico

JAM 0 - 1 MEX

IMG Academy

Aug. 16

Panama vs. Honduras

PAN 4 - 0 HON

IMG Academy

Division I - Group B

Date Match Result
Venue
Aug. 13 USA vs. Canada W 2-0 IMG Academy
Aug. 13 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago CRC 4 - 0 TRI IMG Academy
Aug. 14 Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA W 6-0 IMG Academy
Aug. 14 Canada vs. Costa Rica
CAN 3 - 0 CRC IMG Academy
Aug. 16 Costa Rica vs. USA W 4-1 IMG Academy
Aug. 16 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada TRI 0 - 3 CAN IMG Academy

Semifinal 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Aug. 17 Mexico vs. Canada MEX 3 - 0 CAN IMG Academy
Aug. 17 USA vs. Panama W 3-0 IMG Academy

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Aug. 19 Mexico vs. USA 11:00 a.m. IMG Academy

Format:
The 8 Division I teams are divided into two groups of four teams. After the group stage the first and second-place teams in each group will qualify for the semifinals and final.

Updated through August 17, 2017

U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team - 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Championship Stats

Record: 4-0-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Alejandre, Axel D 4 3 227 0 0 2/0
Anderson, Sebastian D 4 1 105 0 0 0/0
Atencio, Josh M 4 3 174 0 0 0/0
Bello, George D 4 4 229 0 0 0/0
Busio, Gianluca F 4 3 244 5 0 0/0
Fuentes, Gilbert M 4 4 231 0 0 0/0
Gaines, Julian F 4 2 177 2 0 1/0
Garcia, Cesar M 4 2 143 1 0 0/0
Harris, JT GK 1 0 34 0 0 0/0
Judge, Mason D 4 4 223 1 0 0/0
Las, Damian GK 4 4 246 0 0 0/0
Mangarov, Daniel F 4 1 108 0 0 0/0
Nielsen, Kenny D 4 1 116 0 0 0/0
Ocampo-Chavez, Alfonso F 4 2 127 2 0 0/0
Reyna, Giovanni F 4 4 203 2 0 1/0
Saldana, Adam M 4 2 146 0 0 1/0
Scally, Joseph D 4 3 220 1 0 0/0
Stroud, Peter M 4 1 127 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 1
Totals
4 4 280 15 0 4/0
Opponent Totals
4 4 280 1 0 6/0

2017 CONCACAF U-15 Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Harris, JT 1 0 34 3 0 1* 0.00 0-0-0
Las, Damian 4 4 246 12 1 3* 0.25 4-0-0
Totals 4 4 280 15 1 3 0.25 4-0-0
Opponent Totals 4 4 280 1 15 0 3.70 0-4-0

*Shared shutout vs. Trinidad & Tobago

Updated through August 17, 2017


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