U.S. Soccer

2015 Aegean Cup

Manisa, Turkey

U-16 BNT Falls Short 1-0 to Host Turkey at Aegean Cup

ORDU, Turkey (Jan. 22, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team fell to host Turkey in the USA’s final group match at the 2015 Aegean Cup at Eylul Stadium. The U.S. posted a 1-2-0 record in group play at the tournament.

Gorkem Celik scored the game’s lone goal in the 26th minute as Turkey capitalized on a defensive mishap.

The USA put two shots on frame, but Turkey goalkeeper Mustafa Talha Ozbay saved both of them for the clean sheet.

-U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team (99-00) vs. Turkey
Date: Jan. 22, 2015
Competition: 2015 Aegean Cup Under-16 Tournament
Venue: Eylül Stadium
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. local
Weather: 65 degrees

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

TUR – Gorkem Celik (Cafer Tosun)                26th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Carlos Avilez; 2-Raul Aguilera (15-Adrian Villegas, 67), 4-McKay Eves (capt.), 16-Kyle Gruno (17-Marty Raygoza, 78), 3-Jose Alfaro (20-Matthew Real, 67); 6-Juan Pablo Torres, 13-Jonathan Gonzalez, 10-Jose Carranza; 19-Leo Marquez, 7-Justin Rennicks (11-Adolfo Trujillo, 61), 9-Lucas del Rosario
Subs not used: 5-Rayshaun McGann, 12-Carlos Avilez, 18-Roger Batse
Coaches: Luchi Gonzalez and Shaun Tsakiris

TUR: 12-Mustafa Talha Ozbay; 10-Ufukcan Engin, 5-Hapsuno Yildiz, 4-Recep Yemisci, 3-Sefa Topcu; 6-Baris Zeren, 8-Abdulkadir Omur (14-Yunus Genc, 41), 11-Alperen Kilic, 20-Cafer Tosun (capt.) (18-Mustafa Ethem Erboga, 76); 9-Gorkem Celik (7-Mahsun Capkan, 51)
Subs not used: 1-Batuhan Ahmet Sen, 13-Gorkem Ozgur, 16-Omer Faruk Canbirdi, 19-Hamza Tosun

Stats Summary: USA / TUR
Shots: 4 / 4
Shots on Goal: 2 / 3
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Fouls: 7 / 6
Offsides: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Raul Aguilera (caution)   21st minute
TUR – Cafer Tosun (caution)     48 minute

Officials:
Referee: Sefa Can Meral

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

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U-16 BNT Jan 22, 2015

U-16 BNT Drops 2-0 Decision to Norway at Aegean Cup

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U-16 BNT Jan 20, 2015

U-16 BNT Opens Aegean Cup with 2-0 Victory against Romania

MANISA, Turkey (Jan. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team scored two second-half goals and defeated Romania 2-0 to kick off the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament at Kirkagac Ilce Stadium. The USA took first place in the tournament thanks to a 48th-minute goal from Justin Rennicks and an insurance goal by Adrian Villegas in the 69th minute. Juan Pablo Torres Read more
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18 Players Named to U-16 BNT Roster for Aegean Cup in Turkey

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-1 L Turgutlu 7 Eylül -
0-2 L Turgutlu 7 Eylül -
2-0 W Kırkağaç İlçe Rennicks, Villegas

2016 Aegean Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
GK 6-0 180 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas
GK 6-1 165 Los Angeles, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-0 150 Casa Grande, Ariz. Real Salt Lake AZ
D 6-4 170 Wyckoff, N.J. Leicester City (England)
D 6-0 150 Raleigh, N.C. Capital Area RailHawks - CASL
D 5-7 151 West Hartford, Conn. New England Revolution
D 5-10 143 Palm Beach, Fla. Philadelphia Union
M 5-6 125 Sanford, Fla. Orlando City
D 5-9 141 West Chicago, Ill. Chicago Fire
M 5-7 145 Manassas, Va. North Carolina FC
F 5-7 120 South El Monte, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-4 115 Lilburn, Ga. Georgia United
M 5-5 131 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers
F 5-8 122 Durham, N.C. CASL
F 5-7 150 Santa Rosa, Calif. CF Monterrey
F 5-10 138 Visalia, Calif. Leon (Mexico)
F 5-11 158 Hamilton, Mass. New England Revolution
F 5-6 118 Livermore, Calif. De Anza Force

2016 Aegean Cup

Carlos Avilez

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-0

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Eric Lopez

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

McKay Eves

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:
Real Salt Lake AZ

Kyle Gruno

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Wyckoff, N.J.

Club:
Leicester City (England)

Roger Batse

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area RailHawks - CASL

Daniel Jones

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
151

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
West Hartford, Conn.

Club:
New England Revolution

Rayshaun McGann

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Raul Aguilera Jr.

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Sanford, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City

Jose Alfaro Jr.

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
141

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
West Chicago, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Fire

Jose Carranza

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Manassas, Va.

Club:
North Carolina FC

Marty Raygoza

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
South El Monte, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Juan Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

Club:
Georgia United

Adrian Villegas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Lucas del Rosario

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
122

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Jonathan Gonzalez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:
CF Monterrey

Leonardo Marquez-Ramirez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Visalia, Calif.

Club:
Leon (Mexico)

Justin Rennicks

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hamilton, Mass.

Club:
New England Revolution

Adolfo Trujillo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
118

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Livermore, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
TUR 3 2 0 1 3 0 3 7
NOR 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
USA 3 1 2 0 2 3 -1 3
ROU 3 1 2 0 2 4 -2 3

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
FRA 3 2 0 1 9 0 9 7
CZE 3 1 1 1 2 6 -4 4
GRE 3 1 1 1 1 2 -1 4
UKR 3 0 2 1 0 4 -4 1

Group A Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 19 Turkey vs. Norway 0-0 Salihli Ramiz Turan
Jan. 19
United States vs. Romania 2-0 Kırka��aç İlçe
Jan. 20
Norway vs. United States 0-2 Turgutlu 7 Eylül
Jan. 20
Turkey vs. Romania 2-0 Soma Atatürk
Jan. 22
Romania vs. Norway 2-0 Mümin Özkasap
Jan. 22
United States vs. Turkey 0-1 Turgutlu 7 Eylül

Group B Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Jan. 19
France vs. Greece 0-0 Akhisar İlçe
Jan. 19
Czech Republic vs. Ukraine 0-0 Kula İlçe
Jan. 20
France vs. Czech Repulic 6-0 Saruhanlı İlçe
Jan. 20 Greece vs. Ukraine 1-0 Akhisar İlçe
Jan. 22
Greece vs. Czech Republic 0-2 Salihli Ramiz Turan
Jan. 22
Ukraine vs. France 0-3 Akhisar İlçe

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 24 Norway vs. Czech Republic 1-3 Akhisar İlçe

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Jan. 24 Turkey vs. France 4-2 Manisa 19 Mayıs

Participating Teams: 8               
UEFA: 7 Teams
CONCACAF: 1 Team
 
Format: The eight (8) teams shall be divided into a group stage consisting of two (2) groups (A and B) of four (4) teams each. The group winners qualify for the tournament final, while the group runners-up shall meet in the third-place match.

U.S. U-16 Boys' National Team - 2015 Aegean Cup Stats

Record: 1-2-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Raul Aguilera Jr.

M 3 2 187 0 1 1 0/0

Jose Alfaro Jr.

M 3 2 167 0 0 0 0/0

Carlos Avilez

GK 2 2 160 0 0 0 0/0

Roger Batse

D 1 1 40 0 0 0 0/0

Jose Carranza

M 3 3 240 0 0 0 0/0

Lucas del Rosario

F 3 2 173 0 0 0 1/0

Eves McKay

D 3 3 240 0 0 0 1/0

Jonathan Gonzalez

F 3 3 238 0 0 0 0/0

Kyle Gruno

D 3 2 149 0 0 0 1/0

Daniel Jones

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

Eric Lopez

GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 1/0

Leo Marquez-Ramierez

F 3 2 177 0 0 0 0/0

Rayshaun McGann

D 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0

Marty Raygoza

M 3 1 44 0 0 0 0/0
Matthew Real  M 73  0/0 

Justin Rennicks

F 3 2 179 1 0 2 0/0

Juan Torres

M 3 3 240 0 1 1 0/0

Adolfo Trujillo

F 3 1 93 0 0 0 0/0

Adrian Villegas

M 3 1 79 1 0 2 0/0

Own Goal



Totals

2

2 160 2 2 6 4/0

Opponent Totals

2

2 160 2 0 4 3/1

2015 Aegean Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Carlos Avilez

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Eric Lopez

1 1 80 2 0 1 0.00 1-0-0

Totals

1

1 80 2 0 1 0.00 1-0-0

Opponent Totals

1

1 80 0 2 0 2.00 0-1-0

Updated through Jan. 19, 2015

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