U.S. Soccer

2016 Women's Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy

USA Defeats El Salvador 1-0 to Finish Undefeated in Group Play at 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

PANAMA CITY, Panama (April 29, 2017) – Already assured of winning its group, the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team defeated El Salvador 1-0 behind Zyen Jones’ fifty second-minute strike to close out Group C play with a perfect 3-0-0 record at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

With a spot in Classification Stage Group D secured, U.S. head coach John Hackworth shuffled his starters for the match against Los Cuscatlecos drafting eight players into the lineup for their first start of the tournament.

Even with all the personnel changes, the U.S. did not miss a beat, controlling long passages of play and carving out chances with regularity throughout the match. The defense and goalkeeper C.J. dos Santos did their part as well, limiting El Salvador to just three shots on goal en route to recording the USA’s second clean sheet of the competition.

With a full nine points from three wins, the U.S. is one of only two teams including Group B winner Costa Rica to sport a perfect 3-0-0 record heading into the Classification Stage. Mexico and Jamaica face off later in the Group C finale for the last available spot in the Classification Stage, where the winner will face Group A winner Panama and Costa Rica in Group E.

Up Next: The U-17 MNT begins the classification stage of the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in a Group D clash against Honduras on Wednesday, May 3. Kickoff from Estadio Maracaná in Panama City is set for 2:30 p.m. ET and the match can be seen live on UDN and the CONCACAF YouTube Channel. The U.S. and Honduras will be joined in Group D by Cuba.

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2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Group C

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

x-USA

3

3

0

0

9

10

3

9

Mexico

2

1

1

0

3

9

4

5

Jamaica

2

1

1

0

3

3

6

-3

El Salvador

3

0

3

0

0

1

10

-9

x-Qualified for Classification Stage

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Zyen Jones (Bryan Reynolds), 52nd minute:
The U.S. broke down the right sideline as Reynolds was played into space. With plenty of time to pick out a pass, Reynolds whipped a low cross along the top of the six-yard box. Making a quick run toward the back post, Jones sped past two defenders to meet the cross and send a side-footed shot over charging El Salvador goalkeeper Jario Guardado into the roof of the net. USA 1, SLV 0 [WATCH] FINAL

NOTES:

  • With the result, John Hackworth moves to 8-1-1 all-time in U-17 World Cup Qualifying matches.
  • The USA holds a commanding 8-0-1 record vs. El Salvador and a 31-5 edge in goals.
  • Goalkeeper C.J. dos Santos, midfielders Taylor Booth and Adrian Villegas as well as forwards Zyen Jones and Bryan Reynolds were all named to the starting XI and saw their first action of the tournament for the U.S.
  • Additionally, defenders Indiana Vassilev and Akil Watts as well as forward Tim Weah, who had seen substitutes minutes earlier in the competition, were all handed their first start.
  • Jones’ goal was his first of the tournament and sixth in his time with the U.S. U-17 MNT.
  • Josh Sargent and Ayo Akinola both have three goals at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, just one behind Honduras’ Carlos Mejía in the race for the tournament’s Golden Boot.
  • Sargent leads all players at the competition with two assists.
  • With Sargent on the bench, Hackworth turned to Chris Durkin to captain the side on the day for the USA.
  • Andrew Carleton came on for the USA in the 62nd minute for Jones for his third appearance of the competition.

- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. El Salvador
Date: April 29, 2017
Competition: 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship – Group C
Venue: Estadio Maracaná de Panamá; Panamá City, Panamá
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Weather: 82 degrees, mostly cloudy 

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

USA – Zyen Jones (Bryan Reynolds)             52nd minute

Lineups:
USA: 12-C.J. Dos Santos; 13-Akil Watts, 4-James Sands, 6-Chris Durkin (capt.), 18-Indiana Vassilev; 20-Adrian Villegas, 16-Taylor Booth, 10-George Acosta (14-Chris Goslin, 71); 19-Tim Weah, 15-Zyen Jones (11-Andrew Carleton, 62), 17-Bryan Reynolds
Subs not used: 1-Justin Garces; 2-Jaylin Lindsey; 5-A.J. Vasquez, 7-Ayo Akinola, 8-Blaine Ferri, 9-Josh Sargent
Not available: 3-Chris Gloster
Head coach: John Hackworth

SLV: 1-Jairo Guardado; 2-Kevin Menjivar, 4-Diego Chevez, 6-Ever Guzman (capt.) (7-Fernando Villalta, 75), 8-Jorge Cruz, 9-Ronald Cerritos, 10-Denis Garcia, 13-Roberto Lopez, 15-Andy Alas, 17-Mauricio Gomez (12-Rodrigo Santamaria, 71), 20-Diego Guatemala (16-Allexon Saravia, 15)
Subs not used: 3-Erick Cartagena, 5-Giovanni Avila, 11-Rolando Ramirez, 14-Christian Barillas, 18-Tomas Romero, 19-Sergio Ramirez
Head coach: Erick Prado 

Stats Summary: USA / SLV
Shots: 18 / 14
Shots on Goal: 7 / 3
Saves: 3 / 6
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 13 / 23
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
SLV – Roberto Lopez (caution)          53rd minute
USA – Indiana Vassilev (caution)       57
USA – Taylor Booth (caution)            86 

Officials:
Referee: Michele Rodriguez (CUB)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesus Tabora (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Eugene Farro (ARU)
4th Official: Gladwyn Johnson (GUY) 

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: James Sands

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D 1-4 PKs Gradisca, Italy Wingate
6-0 W Gradisca, Italy Vatne, Yates (3), Jarrett, Wingate
0-1 L Gradisca, Italy --

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-11 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Blue Valley SC
M 5-3 Alpharetta, Ga. Concorde Fire
D 5-6 San Clemente, Calif. SoCal Blues
M 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-4 Cardiff, Calif. Carlsbad Elite
F 5-5 Fleming Island, Fla. JFC Storm
GK 6-2 Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma Football Club
D 5-8 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-6 Washington Township, N.J. World Class FC
D 5-7 Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico Rush
M Las Vegas, Nev. Heat FC
GK Newbury Park, Calif. Eagles SC
M Mililani, Hawaii Honolulu Bull
D 5-4 Germantown, Md. Bethesda SC
M 5-3 Huntington Beach, Calif. Slammers FC
D 5-8 The Woodlands, Texas Texas Rush
F 5-1 Sterling Heights, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M 5-7 Concord, Mass. FC Stars of Mass.
F 5-6 Wilmington, Mass. FC Stars of Massachusetts
M 5-3 Pasco, Wash. Pac NW SC

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

Maycee Bell

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

Club:
Sporting Blue Valley SC

Croix Bethune

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire

Madelyn Desiano

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif.

Club:
SoCal Blues

Coriana Dyke

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Sierra Enge

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Cardiff, Calif.

Club:
Carlsbad Elite

Lia Godfrey

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fleming Island, Fla.

Club:
JFC Storm

Hensley Hancuff

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

Club:
Oklahoma Football Club

Shae Holmes

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Rebecca Jarrett

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Washington Township, N.J.

Club:
World Class FC

Brianna Martinez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

Club:
New Mexico Rush

Nohemi Mendoza

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

Club:
Heat FC

Katie Meyer

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Newbury Park, Calif.

Club:
Eagles SC

Kylie Minamishin

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mililani, Hawaii

Club:
Honolulu Bull

Makenna Morris

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Germantown, Md.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Jenna Nighswonger

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Sarah Piper

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

Club:
Texas Rush

Emaly Vatne

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Sterling Heights, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Madeline Vergura

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Concord, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Mass.

Olivia Wingate

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Wilmington, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Massachusetts

Summer Yates

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Pasco, Wash.

Club:
Pac NW SC

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 2 1 0 1 6 1 5 3
Italy 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Iran 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
France 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
Mexico 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
England 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Italy 0-1 L Gradisca, Italy
April 26 USA vs. Iran 6-0 W Monfalcone; Gradisca, Italy








1st Women's Tournament Delle Nazioni Statistics


Record: 1-2-0

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Maycee Bell
3
3 140 0 0 0 0/0
Shae Bell 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Croix Bethune 2 1 78 0 0 0 0/0
Madelyn Desiano 1 0 35 0 0 0 0/0
Cori Dyke 3 2 175 0 0 0 0/0
Sierra Enge 3
3 210 0 0 0 0/0
Lia Godfrey 3 3 210 0 1 1 0/0
Rebecca Jarrett 2
0 70 1 0 2 0/0
Brianna Martinez 3 3 190 0 0 0 0/0
Nohemi Mendoza 2 2 105 0 0 0 0/0
Kyle Minamishin 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Makenna Morris 1 0 20 0 0 0 0/0
Jenna Nighswonger 2 2 89 0 1 1 0/0
Sarah Piper 2 0 36 0 0 0 0/0
Emily Vatne 3 1 54 1 0 2 0/0
Madeline Vergura 2 2 104 0 1 1 0/0
Olivia Wingate 3 1 110 2 2 6 0/0
Summer Yates 3 3 190 3 2 8 0/0








Own Goal


Totals

3/3 3/3 210 7 7 21 0/0

Opponent Totals

3/3 3/3 210 2 1 5 0/0

1st Women's Tournament Delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Hensley Hancuff 1 1 70 0 1 0 1.00 0-1-0
Katie Meyer 2 2 140 7 1 1 1.00 1-1-0

Totals

3
3 210 7 2 1 0.67
1-2-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 210 2 7 1 2.33
2-1-0

Updated through May 5, 2016


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