U.S. Soccer

U-17 MNT Drops Vaclav Jezek Tournament Opener 4-2 to Russia

VYSOKE MYTO, Czech Republic (Aug. 18, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team dropped its Vaclav Jezek Tournament opener to Russia, 4-2, surrendering a trio of second half goals.

It was Russia that drew first blood, with Alexandr Lomovitskiy burying a penalty in the 13th minute. The U.S. was quick to respond, leveling when Joshua Perez scored a penalty of his own in the 17th. Ten minutes later the U-17’s took the lead when Hugo Arrellano scored.

Russia came out with intensity in the second half with Lomovitskiy scoring a pair of goals within five minutes (63’ and 68’) to complete his hat trick and give his team a lead, which it would hold until the final whistle.

The U-17’s will be back in action tomorrow when they face off with Slovenia.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Aug. 18, 2015
Competition: Vaclav Jezek Tournament
Venue: Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                                             
USA                            2          0          2
RUS                            1          3          4

RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy (penalty)        13th minute
USA                Joshua Perez (penalty)                       17
USA                Hugo Arellano                                    27
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        63
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        68
RUS                Boris Tsygankov                                 82          

Lineups:
USA: 1- Will Pulisic; 3- John Nelson, 5- Daniel Barbir, 4- Hugo Arellano (capt.), 2- Alexis Velela; 6- Tyler Adams, 8- Luca de la Torre, 10- Christian Pulisic; 11- Pierre Da Silva, 9- Brandon Vazquez (19- Joe Gallardo, 73), 7- Josh Perez (17- Haji Wright, 73)
Subs Not Used: 12- Kevin Silva, 13- Reginald Cannon, 14- Tanner Dieterich, 15- Auston Trusty, 16- Tommy McCabe, 18- Eric Calvillo, 20- Alejandro Zendejas
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

RUS: 12- Alexandr Maksimenko; 18- Amir Garilov, 4- Nikita Kalugin (capt.), 14- Andrei Zakharov, 3- Konstantin Kotov (15- Semen Matviichuk, 45); 7- Alexandr Lomovitskiy, 8- Anatoly Anisimov, 10- Boris Tsygankov, 11- Dmitrii Pletnev (13- Egor Denisov, 45); 16- Artem Selyukov (17- Nikolay Prudnikov, 32) 6- Konstantin Kuchaev, 51)
Subs Not Used: 1- Denis Adamov, 2- Andrei Kudriavtcev, 5- Alexey Tataev, 9- Fedor Chalov
Head Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov

Stats Summary: USA / RUS
n/a

Misconduct Summary:
USA-John Nelson (Caution)              44
USA-Christian Pulisic (Caution)       59
RUS-Amir Garilov (Caution)            63
RUS-Boris Tsygankov (Caution)      64
RUS-Andrei Zakharov (Caution)      75           

Officials:
Referee:          Blaschke Michal
Referee 2:       Jacisko Jakub
Referee 3:       Lukes Zdenek

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U-17 MNT Aug 18, 2015

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Aug. 18, 2015
Competition: Vaclav Jezek Tournament
Venue: Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                                             
USA                            2          0          2
RUS                            1          3          4

RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy (penalty)        13th minute
USA                Joshua Perez (penalty)                       17
USA                Hugo Arellano                                    27
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        63
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        68
RUS                Boris Tsygankov                                 82          

Lineups:
USA: 1- Will Pulisic; 3- John Nelson, 5- Daniel Barbir, 4- Hugo Arellano (capt.), 2- Alexis Velela; 6- Tyler Adams, 8- Luca de la Torre, 10- Christian Pulisic; 11- Pierre Da Silva, 9- Brandon Vazquez (19- Joe Gallardo, 73), 7- Josh Perez (17- Haji Wright, 73)
Subs Not Used: 12- Kevin Silva, 13- Reginald Cannon, 14- Tanner Dieterich, 15- Auston Trusty, 16- Tommy McCabe, 18- Eric Calvillo, 20- Alejandro Zendejas
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

RUS: 12- Alexandr Maksimenko; 18- Amir Garilov, 4- Nikita Kalugin (capt.), 14- Andrei Zakharov, 3- Konstantin Kotov (15- Semen Matviichuk, 45); 7- Alexandr Lomovitskiy, 8- Anatoly Anisimov, 10- Boris Tsygankov, 11- Dmitrii Pletnev (13- Egor Denisov, 45); 16- Artem Selyukov (17- Nikolay Prudnikov, 32) 6- Konstantin Kuchaev, 51)
Subs Not Used: 1- Denis Adamov, 2- Andrei Kudriavtcev, 5- Alexey Tataev, 9- Fedor Chalov
Head Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov

Stats Summary: USA / RUS
n/a

Misconduct Summary:
USA-John Nelson (Caution)              44
USA-Christian Pulisic (Caution)       59
RUS-Amir Garilov (Caution)            63
RUS-Boris Tsygankov (Caution)      64
RUS-Andrei Zakharov (Caution)      75           

Officials:
Referee:          Blaschke Michal
Referee 2:       Jacisko Jakub
Referee 3:       Lukes Zdenek

U-17 MNT Drops Vaclav Jezek Tournament Opener 4-2 to Russia

VYSOKE MYTO, Czech Republic (Aug. 18, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team dropped its Vaclav Jezek Tournament opener to Russia, 4-2, surrendering a trio of second half goals.

It was Russia that drew first blood, with Alexandr Lomovitskiy burying a penalty in the 13th minute. The U.S. was quick to respond, leveling when Joshua Perez scored a penalty of his own in the 17th. Ten minutes later the U-17’s took the lead when Hugo Arrellano scored.

Russia came out with intensity in the second half with Lomovitskiy scoring a pair of goals within five minutes (63’ and 68’) to complete his hat trick and give his team a lead, which it would hold until the final whistle.

The U-17’s will be back in action tomorrow when they face off with Slovenia.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Aug. 18, 2015
Competition: Vaclav Jezek Tournament
Venue: Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                                             
USA                            2          0          2
RUS                            1          3          4

RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy (penalty)        13th minute
USA                Joshua Perez (penalty)                       17
USA                Hugo Arellano                                    27
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        63
RUS                Alexandr Lomovitskiy                        68
RUS                Boris Tsygankov                                 82          

Lineups:
USA: 1- Will Pulisic; 3- John Nelson, 5- Daniel Barbir, 4- Hugo Arellano (capt.), 2- Alexis Velela; 6- Tyler Adams, 8- Luca de la Torre, 10- Christian Pulisic; 11- Pierre Da Silva, 9- Brandon Vazquez (19- Joe Gallardo, 73), 7- Josh Perez (17- Haji Wright, 73)
Subs Not Used: 12- Kevin Silva, 13- Reginald Cannon, 14- Tanner Dieterich, 15- Auston Trusty, 16- Tommy McCabe, 18- Eric Calvillo, 20- Alejandro Zendejas
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

RUS: 12- Alexandr Maksimenko; 18- Amir Garilov, 4- Nikita Kalugin (capt.), 14- Andrei Zakharov, 3- Konstantin Kotov (15- Semen Matviichuk, 45); 7- Alexandr Lomovitskiy, 8- Anatoly Anisimov, 10- Boris Tsygankov, 11- Dmitrii Pletnev (13- Egor Denisov, 45); 16- Artem Selyukov (17- Nikolay Prudnikov, 32) 6- Konstantin Kuchaev, 51)
Subs Not Used: 1- Denis Adamov, 2- Andrei Kudriavtcev, 5- Alexey Tataev, 9- Fedor Chalov
Head Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov

Stats Summary: USA / RUS
n/a

Misconduct Summary:
USA-John Nelson (Caution)              44
USA-Christian Pulisic (Caution)       59
RUS-Amir Garilov (Caution)            63
RUS-Boris Tsygankov (Caution)      64
RUS-Andrei Zakharov (Caution)      75           

Officials:
Referee:          Blaschke Michal
Referee 2:       Jacisko Jakub
Referee 3:       Lukes Zdenek

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U-17 MNT Aug 18, 2015

Williams Names Roster for U-17 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2015) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster that will head to Pardubice, Czech Republic, for the 2015 U-17 International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek, which runs from Aug. 14-22.

The U-17’s begin play on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when they face Russia. The team will play again the following day on Aug. 19 against Slovenia and will conclude group play on Aug. 21 against Slovakia. The opponent for a final placement game, which will be played on Saturday, Aug. 22, will be determined following the conclusion of group play.

The U.S. competed with its U-18 team in this tournament a year ago, and defeated Ukraine 1-0 to take the title.

The trip will serve as part of the U-17’s continued preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where the team has been grouped with Nigeria, Croatia and Chile. The USA kicks off with the first game of that tournament on Oct. 17.

Nineteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2):  William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Pa.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.),  Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Texas)
FORWARDS (5): Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)

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U-17 MNT Aug 13, 2015

2015 Václav Ježek Tournament

U-17 MNT August 18, 2015 - August 22, 2015
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