U.S. Soccer

- Under-17 Men’s National Team ‘00 Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team ‘00 vs Brazil U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: December 6, 2015
Competition: 2015 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Weather: 78 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                               0          0          0
BRA                               2          1          3

BRA     Brenner Souza (Marco Antonio)              20th minute
BRA     Andrade (Brenner Souza)                       22                                        
BRA     Helio Junio (Marco Antonio)                    63                

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alex Budnik; 3-Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, 6-Chris Durkin (capt.), 15-Jake Arteaga, 4-Jaylin Lindsey (2-Bryan Perez, 57); 11-Andrew Carleton, 8-Chris Goslin, 13-Adrian Villegas, 7-Timothy Weah (19-Tonny Temple, 41) (14-Arturo Vasquez, 67); 9-Joshua Sargent, 17-Ayo Akinola (10-George Acosta, 57)
Subs not used: 5-Rayshaun McGann, 12-Justin Garces, 16-Blaine Ferri, 18-Chandler Vaughn, 20-James Sands
Head coach: John Hackworth

BRA: 1-Lucas Alexandre (12-Victor Hugo, 72); 6-Rhuan, 4-Hiago (capt.), 3-Carlos Eduardo, 13-Matheua Miranda; 8-Dimitri (10-Helio Junio, 55), 7-Leonardo Ribeiro (5-Douglas Bohm, 79), 16-Wallace, 15-Andrade (20-Nathan Soares, 72); 17-Marco Antonio, 9-Brenner Souza (19-Leonardo Franco, 79)
Subs not used: 2-Joao Pedro Ribeiro, 11-Matheus Santos, 14-Weverson Costa, 18-Rodrygo Silva
Head coach: Carlos Amadeu

Stats Summary: USA / BRA
Shots: 8 / 5
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 6 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 1
Fouls: 14 / 17
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
BRA      Andrade (caution)                       37th minute      
USA     Andrew Carleton (caution)           80+3    

Officials:
Referee: Greg Dopka (USA)
Asst. Referee 1: Logan Brown (USA)
Asst. Referee 2: Cory Richardson (USA)
4th Official: Matthew Kreitzer (USA)

2015 Nike International Friendlies: U-17 MNT Falls To Brazil 3-0

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 6, 2015) – The U.S. had their chances, but never got things going as the side fell 3-0 to Brazil in the final match of the 2015 Nike International Friendlies Sunday night at Premier Sports Campus.

Brazil came out early in search of their first goal of the competition as Andrade worked well up the left before centering for Brenner Souza whose shot was well held by U.S. goalkeeper Chris Budnik.

The U.S. counted minutes later as Andrew Carleton played a lovely one-two combination with Josh Sargent which saw Carleton in on goal, before he placed his effort well over the Brazil goal.

Brazil had the next chance two minutes later when Marco Antonio’s free kick from the right was headed by Souza to the back post, but Budnik was there to keep it out with a diving stop.

The U.S. marched right back down the field in the 12th minute as forward Ayo Akinola settled a bouncing ball on the right and strolled past Brazilian defender Hiago before putting a shot across goal that trailed just wide of the left post.

Brazil would convert their first goal of the 2015 Nike International Friendlies when Antonio crossed from the right to find Souza again, before he cut back and unleashed a bullet into the top right corner in the 19th minute.

The visitors would double their lead three minutes later when Souza cut into the box on the right and picked out Andrade who tallied an easy tap-in at the back post.

Things calmed down a bit until the 36th minute when Brazilian midfielder Wallace took the space in front of him and blasted a rocketing shot that came down off the bar, but failed to cross the whole line, keeping the score at 2-0.

The U.S. went into halftime on the back of a good chance as Adrian Villegas’ free kick from the left swung dangerously to the six-yard box looking for Tim Weah, but the attacker was just a step slow as the ball bounced straight to Brazil ‘keeper Lucas Alexandre.

Despite the U.S. controlling more of the ball in the second half, the Brazilians were able to add to the lead with a spectacular lead in the 63rd minute. Marco Antonio cross from the right looking for Helio Junio who snuck into the box before unleashing a full volley with his left foot that tucked back inside the right post.

Still hoping for a goal, second half U.S. substitute George Acosta got on the end of a bouncing ball at midfield and volleyed it up for himself before hitting a looping 30-yard effort that dropped just inches wide of the right post.

The U.S. continued searching and had a strong penalty shout in the 76th minute as Josh Sargent impressively made his way inside the penalty area where he was flattened by a Brazilian defender, but referee Greg Dopka gave a free kick just outside the area. On the ensuing free kick, Acosta’s right-footed take clanged off the cross bar before being cleared.

Three minutes later, Sargent got on the end of a bouncing ball out of the back and took one touch before rounding Brazil substitute ‘keeper Victor Hugo but his shot was cleared off the line by Brazilian captain Hiago.

The late flurry of chances couldn’t produce a U.S. goal as the Brazilians were able to hold their 3-0 lead and to close the 2015 Nike International Friendlies with a win.


- Under-17 Men’s National Team ‘00 Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team ‘00 vs Brazil U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: December 6, 2015
Competition: 2015 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Weather: 78 degrees; cloudy

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                               0          0          0
BRA                               2          1          3

BRA     Brenner Souza (Marco Antonio)              20th minute
BRA     Andrade (Brenner Souza)                         22                                        
BRA     Helio Junio (Marco Antonio)                    63                

Lineups:

USA: 1-Alex Budnik; 3-Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, 6-Chris Durkin (capt.), 15-Jake Arteaga, 4-Jaylin Lindsey (2-Bryan Perez, 57); 11-Andrew Carleton, 8-Chris Goslin, 13-Adrian Villegas, 7-Timothy Weah (19-Tonny Temple, 41) (14-Arturo Vasquez, 67); 9-Joshua Sargent, 17-Ayo Akinola (10-George Acosta, 57)
Subs not used: 5-Rayshaun McGann, 12-Justin Garces, 16-Blaine Ferri, 18-Chandler Vaughn, 20-James Sands
Head coach: John Hackworth

BRA: 1-Lucas Alexandre (12-Victor Hugo, 72); 6-Rhuan, 4-Hiago (capt.), 3-Carlos Eduardo, 13-Matheua Miranda; 8-Dimitri (10-Helio Junio, 55), 7-Leonardo Ribeiro (5-Douglas Bohm, 79), 16-Wallace, 15-Andrade (20-Nathan Soares, 72); 17-Marco Antonio, 9-Brenner Souza (19-Leonardo Franco, 79)
Subs not used: 2-Joao Pedro Ribeiro, 11-Matheus Santos, 14-Weverson Costa, 18-Rodrygo Silva
Head coach: Carlos Amadeu

Stats Summary: USA / BRA
Shots: 8 / 5
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 6 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 1
Fouls: 14 / 17
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
BRA      Andrade (caution)                       37th minute      
USA     Andrew Carleton (caution)           80+3    

Officials:
Referee: Greg Dopka (USA)
Asst. Referee 1: Logan Brown (USA)
Asst. Referee 2: Cory Richardson (USA)
4th Official: Matthew Kreitzer (USA)

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2015 Nike Friendlies - England U-17 Named Champions After a 2-2 Draw Against The Netherlands

England and the Netherlands meet in first game of the final matchday with the
2015 Nike International Friendlies title on the line.
Hosted by U.S. Soccer at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 6, 2015) – Though early on it looked like The Netherlands Under-17 Men’s National Team would come away victorious, England Under-17 Men’s National Team substitute Ryan Sessegnon’s 80th minute goal stood up to give the side a 2-2 draw and the 2015 Nike International Friendlies championship.

It didn’t take long for The Netherlands to get things started early when Juan Familio-Castilo forced a turnover at midfield and quickly played Daishawn Redan. The pass was threaded beautifully, allowing Redan an easy stride into the area before slotting his fourth goal of the competition past Curtis Anderson in the eighth minute.

 Three minutes later, another England turnover saw Redan thread through in alone on goal again, but this time, Anderson was brave off his line to make the stop at the top of the penalty area.

Despite the save, England would surrender a second goal in the 16th minute as Maurice Kone’s cross from the left was nodded away by Oliver Skipp, but fell perfectly for Dereck Darkwa who tucked his first-time volley well inside the left post to give The Netherlands a 2-0 lead.

England would cut the deficit just before halftime. Tashan Oakley Booth beat two men to advance to the end line on the right before placing a perfect pass to the back post to allow Jadon Sancho an easy tap-in for his third goal of the Nike Friendlies in the 40th minute.

The Netherlands nearly restored their two-goal lead in first half stoppage time when Redan got on the end of a bouncing ball in the box and hit a half-volley that Anderson did well to get his right paw to, taking the game into halftime.

Possession was the name of the game in the second half as neither team could find a decent chance until late. Needing just a draw to win the competition, England left the clinching goal very late as George McEachran’s free kick found Sessgnon strolling from the left, where he just slightly redirected the ball past Holland ‘keeper Jasper Schendelaar in the 80th minute.

England defended well into stoppage time to see out the match, earning a well-fought 2-2 draw and the 2015 Nike International Friendlies championship.

- 2015 Nike International Friendlies Match Report -

Match: England U-17 Men’s National Team vs the Netherlands Under-17 Men’s National Team
Date: Dec. 6, 2015
Competition: 2015 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Weather: 80; mostly sunny

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
ENG                               1          1          2
NED                               2          0          2

NED     Daishawn Redan (Juan Familia-Castilo)               8th minute
NED     Dereck Darkwa (Ian Smeuthers)                         16
ENG     Jadon Sancho (Tashan Oakley Booth)                 40
ENG     Ryan Sessegnon (George McEachran)                80

Lineups:
ENG: 13-Curtis Anderson (1-Thomas McGill, 41); 16-Zech Medley (3-Ryan Sessegnon, 41), 5-Jonathan Panzo, 14-Oliver Skipp, 2-Marc Guehi (capt.); 10-Angel Gomez 18-George McEachran, 60), 4-Tashan Oakley Booth, 11-Jadon Sancho (19-Austin Samuels, 60), 8-Nya Kirby (7-Emile Smith Rowe, 51); 20-Ian Carlo Poveda (17-Phil Foden, 51), 9-Daniel LoaderSubs not used: 6-Colin Rosler, 12-Steven Sessegnon, 15-Timothy Eyoma
Head coach: Dan Micciche

NED: 1-Jasper Schendelaar; 5-Ian Smeulers, 14-Sven Botman, 3-Joey Jacobs, 2-Elton Kusi; 6-Andrew Mendoca, 8-Juan Familia-Castilo (capt.) (10-Achraf El Bouchataoui, 64), 15-Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (20-Peer Koopmeiners, 58), 7-Maurice Kone (9-Thomas Buidink, 58); 19-Daishawn Redan (17-Mohamed Mallahi, 76), 13-Dereck Darkwa
Subs not used: 4-Kik Pierie, 11-Brad Van Hoevan, 12-Abdallah Aberkane, 16-Terence Meuwese, 18-Rodney Huygen
Head coach: Edwin Petersen

Stats Summary: ENG / NED
Shots: 11 / 4
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 5 / 6
Corner Kicks: 10 / 3
Fouls: 4 / 15
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
ENG     Tashan Oakley Booth (caution)               27th minute

Officials:
Referee: Guido Gonzales, Jr. (USA)
Asst. Referee 1: Nick Uranga (USA)
Asst. Referee 2: Francisco Bermudez (USA)
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez (USA)




 

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2015 Nike International Friendlies and DA Showcase Preview

The 2015 Development Academy Winter Showcase returns to the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., this week. Coinciding with the 2015 Nike International Friendlies, the showcase event begins Wednesday, Dec. 2 as the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team face England at 6 p.m. ET (live on ussoccer.com).

The Winter Showcase has become an annual staple in the Academy calendar over the years as the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups tackle three competitive games against out-of-conference opponents. Players will also compete with the watchful eyes of the U.S. Scouting Network, which will be in attendance and evaluate every game of the showcase.

The U-17/18 Academy teams will play Dec. 3, 4, and 6 while the Academy’s U-15/16 group competes on Dec. 4, 5 and 7.

“The Academy showcase is designed for our clubs and players to compete in an environment dedicated to worldclass player development,” said U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director Jared Micklos “The matchups are created for teams to face a variety of competition in a combined location. This provides a unique opportunity for our U.S. Soccer staff, scouts, coaches, players and supporters to see the progress of all of our Academy clubs and players.”

 Two games from the 2015 Development Academy Winter Showcase will be streamed live on ussoccer.com this week. On Thursday, Dec. 3, BW Gottschee U-17/18 (12-0-0; 36 pts.) will face Chargers Soccer Club U-17/18 (8-1-3; 27 pts.), while on Saturday, Dec. 5, Philadelphia Union U-15/16 (7-2-3; 24 pts.) will take on LA Galaxy U-15/16 (6-3-0; 18 pts.), with both games kicking off at 3 p.m. ET.

Featuring the U.S. U-17 BNT, the 2015 Nike International Friendlies will feature three doubleheaders, with the USA playing in the later game of each game day. The U.S. is set to play England on Dec. 2, the Netherlands on Dec. 4 and will round out the competition against Brazil on Dec. 6.

All six games will be streamed on ussoccer.com and U.S. Soccer’s YouTube page with Mike Pepper again providing commentary for a third year running. The first game each day will kick-off at 3 p.m. ET with the USA game following at 6 p.m. ET. A full streaming schedule for the 2015 Nike International Friendlies can be found here.

Sixteen of the 20 players on the U.S. U-17 MNT roster are currently registered with U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs, while 15 players were part of the U-15 BNT side that won the Tournament de Nazioni championship this past May in Slovenia.

“Combining the Nike International Friendlies with the Academy Winter Showcase is the ideal setting to showcase the work of our elite Academy clubs across the country,” said Micklos. “The Academy has created an environment of consistent training and meaningful games for elite players to further their development. We are pleased to see our 2000 roster, along with all of our current YNT rosters, full of Development Academy products that have benefitted from the everyday environment of their club and the Academy program.

The 2015 Nike International Friendlies kickoff Tuesday afternoon as Brazil takes on the Netherlands at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the U.S. vs. England at 6 p.m. ET. Game Notes can be found here.

Follow the 2015 Development Academy Showcase and Nike International Friendlies on Twitter, @ussoccer_acad, Instagram and Facebook using #WorldClassDA and #NikeFriendlies.

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