MANISA, Turkey (Jan. 20, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team dropped a 2-0 decision against Norway at Eylul Stadium at the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament.
Norway’s Abdul-Basit Aguoda scored the winner in the fifth minute and Brage Berg Pedersen added a goal in the 79th minute.
Through two match days, Norway and Turkey are atop Group A with 1-0-1 records and four points, followed by the USA (1-1-0, 3 points) and Romania (0-2-0, 0 points). Host Turkey defeated Romania 2-0 on Tuesday.
The USA wraps up the group stage against Turkey on Thursday, followed by a placement match on Saturday.
-U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report-
U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team (99-00) vs. Norway
Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Competition: 2015 Aegean Cup Under 16 Tournament
Venue: Eylul Stadium
Kickoff: 12 p.m. local
Weather: 60 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
NOR 1 1 2
USA 0 0 0
NOR – Abdul-Basit Agouda 5th minute
NOR – Brage Berg Pedersen 79
USA: 12-Carlos Avilez; 18-Delasi Batse (2-Raul Aguilera, 41), 4-McKay Eves (capt.), 16-Kyle Gruno (11-Adolfo Trujillo, 69), 20-Matthew Real (3-Jose Alfaro, 60); 6-Juan Pablo Torres, 13-Jonathan Gonzalez, 10-Jose Carranza; 19-Leo Marquez, 17-Marty Raygoza (7-Justin Rennicks, 41), 15-Adrian Villegas (9-Lucas del Rosario, 49)
Subs not used: 1-Eric Lopez, 5-Rayshaun McGann
Coaches: Luchi Gonzalez and Shaun Tsakiris
12-Markus Pettersen; 2-Dahle Borchrevink, 3-Tord Johnsen Salte (capt.), 4-Halvor Hovstad, 11-Leonard Getz; 8-Hassan Duman (17-Keirullah Ahmadzei, 60),
6-Felix Myhre, 10-Tobias Svendsen (15-Anders Johan Johansen, 74), 7-Brage Berg Pedersen (16-Henrik Christiansen, 74); 9-Abdul-Basit Agouda, 18-Markus
Hobbestad (13-Nicholas Mickelsson, 69)
Subs not used: 14-Leo Ostigard, 5-Arne Holter, 1-Emil Odegard
Head Coach: Gunnar Halle
Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 9 / 9
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 13
Offside: 10 / 2
NOR – Abdul-Basit Agouda (caution) 28th minute
USA – Kyle Gruno (caution) 33
USA – McKay Eves (caution) 47
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (caution) 70
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (caution) 80
NOR – Tord Johnsen Salte (ejection) 80
USA – Lucas del Rosario (caution) 80
Referee: Mehmet Disci
**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**Read more
CHICAGO (Jan. 12, 2015) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team is headed to Manisa, Turkey, to take part in the 2015 Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament from Jan. 19-24.
An 18-player roster will represent the USA and open Group A play against Romania on Monday, Jan. 19. The U-16 BNT then faces Norway on Jan. 20 and Turkey on Jan. 22. Following group play in the eight-team tournament, the top group teams will face each other in the championship on Jan. 24. A third-place match also will be held on that day.
Group B includes the Czech Republic, France, Greece and Ukraine.
Luchi Gonzalez, the head coach of the FC Dallas U-16 Development Academy team and Shaun Tsakiris, De Anza Force’s U-14 and U-16 head coach, are overseeing the USA squad.
Nine players among this group were part of the U-16 BNT’s November camp in France to cap off 2014. Sixteen of the 18 players on this roster were born in 1999 and two in 2000.
There are 14 current Development Academy players and 17 overall who have had ties to the Academy.
U.S. U-16 BNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Avilez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Eric Lopez (LA Galaxy; Westminster, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Roger Batse (Capital Area RailHawks – CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), McKay Eves (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Kyle Gruno (Leicester City; Saddle River, N.J.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Palm Beach, Fla.), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Raul Aguilera Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Alfaro Jr. (Monarcas Morelia; Chicago, Ill.), Jose Carranza (D.C. United; Manassas, Va.), Marty Raygoza (FC Golden State; South El Monte, Calif.), Juan Pablo Torres (Georgia United; Liburn, Ga.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (5): Lucas del Rosario (Capital Area RailHawks – CASL; Durham, N.C.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Leo Marquez-Ramirez (Leon; Visalia, Calif.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Boston, Mass.), Adolfo Trujillo (De Anza Force; Livermore, Calif.)