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U-17 MNT Draws Brazil 1-1 in First Match of 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu Tournament in France

LE POIRE-SUR-VIE, France (March 23, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team drew 1-1 against Brazil in the first match of the 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu tournament in France.

Brazil took the lead in the 35th minute from a strike by Brazil forward Brenner Souza Da Silva. In second half stoppage time, U.S. forward Ayo Akinola equalized, bringing the game to end in a draw, 1-1.

The U.S. will face England at 2 p.m. ET on March 24 at Le Poire-Sur-Vie, France. England defeated Russia 1-0 in its first match, leading the standings with three points. The U.S. and Brazil are tied with one point each and Russia follows with zero points.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Brazil
Date: March 22, 2016     
Competition: 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu
Venue: Le Poire Sur Vie, France
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET
Weather: 40 degrees

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

BRA - Brenner Souza Da Silva                                      35th minute
USA - Ayo Akinola (Joshua Sargent)                         81                                               

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alex Budnik; 3-Rayshaun McGann, 5-Tyler Shaver, 4-Christopher Durkin (capt.), 2-Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus; 6-James Sands (18-Nicolas Garcia-Morillo, 69), 8-Christopher Goslin (18-Niccolo Lemoine, 61), 10-Blaine Ferri; 11-Andrew Carleton, 9-Joshua Sargent, 7-Ayomide Akinola
Subs Not Used: 12-Justin Garces, 13-Arturo Vasquez, 14-Kelee Cornfield Saunders, 15-Jake Arteaga, 16-Adrian Villegas, 17-Timothy Weah, 20-George Acosta
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris

BRA: 1-Gabriel Nascimento Resende; 2-Leonardo De Freitas Bicca, 3-Clayton Sampaio Pereria (capt.), 5-Vitor Edouardo Da Silva, 4-Lucas Eduardo Ribeiro De Souza (13-Leonardo Ribeiro De Carvalho, 68); 7-Lago Oliveira Campos (16-Wallace Ruan Guedes Da Silva, 53), 10-Alan De Souza Guimaraes, 14-Joao Pedro Costa Contreiras; 8-Helio Junio Nunes De Castro (15-Victor Natan Andrade Silva, 69), 9-Brenner Souza Da Silva, 11-Paulo Henrique Sampaio
Subs Not Used: 12-Lucas Alexandre Galdino De Azevedo, 17-Mateus Cardoso Lemos, 18-Marco Antonio De Oliveira Coehlo, 20-Vinicius Henrique Nogueira Pena

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (caution)                              44th minute
BRA - Leonardo De Freitas Bicca (caution)             80               

Officials:
Referee: Florent Baconnet                        
Assistant Referee: David Landrain
Assistant Referee: Frederic Baud            
4th Official: Daniel Nicolas Liema

Additional Notes:

  • Match was 80 minutes.
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- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Brazil
Date: March 22, 2016     
Competition: 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu
Venue: Le Poire Sur Vie, France
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET
Weather: 40 degrees

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

BRA - Brenner Souza Da Silva                                      35th minute
USA - Ayo Akinola (Joshua Sargent)                         81                                               

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alex Budnik; 3-Rayshaun McGann, 5-Tyler Shaver, 4-Christopher Durkin (capt.), 2-Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus; 6-James Sands (18-Nicolas Garcia-Morillo, 69), 8-Christopher Goslin (18-Niccolo Lemoine, 61), 10-Blaine Ferri; 11-Andrew Carleton, 9-Joshua Sargent, 7-Ayomide Akinola
Subs Not Used: 12-Justin Garces, 13-Arturo Vasquez, 14-Kelee Cornfield Saunders, 15-Jake Arteaga, 16-Adrian Villegas, 17-Timothy Weah, 20-George Acosta
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris

BRA: 1-Gabriel Nascimento Resende; 2-Leonardo De Freitas Bicca, 3-Clayton Sampaio Pereria (capt.), 5-Vitor Edouardo Da Silva, 4-Lucas Eduardo Ribeiro De Souza (13-Leonardo Ribeiro De Carvalho, 68); 7-Lago Oliveira Campos (16-Wallace Ruan Guedes Da Silva, 53), 10-Alan De Souza Guimaraes, 14-Joao Pedro Costa Contreiras; 8-Helio Junio Nunes De Castro (15-Victor Natan Andrade Silva, 69), 9-Brenner Souza Da Silva, 11-Paulo Henrique Sampaio
Subs Not Used: 12-Lucas Alexandre Galdino De Azevedo, 17-Mateus Cardoso Lemos, 18-Marco Antonio De Oliveira Coehlo, 20-Vinicius Henrique Nogueira Pena

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus (caution)                    44th minute
BRA - Leonardo De Freitas Bicca (caution)             80  

Officials:
Referee: Florent Baconnet                        
Assistant Referee: David Landrain
Assistant Referee: Frederic Baud            
4th Official: Daniel Nicolas Liema

U.S. MNT Avanza a las Semifinales de la Copa Oro derrotando 2-0 a El Salvador

FILADELFIA, Pennsylvania (19 de julio, 2017) – Estados Unidos derrotó 2-0 a El Salvador en los cuartos de final de la Copa Oro 2017 y consiguió su boleto a las semifinales.

Omar González abrió el camino a la victoria en jugada a balón parado con su segundo tanto en el certamen mediante un cabezazo a servicio del refuerzo Michael Bradley.

Los salvadoreños apenas asimilaban el primer gol de un partido al que se pudieron ir empatados al medio tiempo, cuando en el agregado del primer episodio recibieron un desmoralizador segundo gol cortesía de Eric Lichaj, y que le dio a Estados Unidos la tranquilidad para manejar el resto del duelo.

Bruce Arena alineó a cinco de los refuerzos que convocó para la parte definitoria del torneo continental, incluyendo a las figuras como Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey y Bradley, quienes puntualmente le dieron forma al marcador final con sus intervenciones. Howard rescatando algunas fallas defensivas, mientras que Dempsey y Bradley registraron una asistencia cada uno.

EE.UU. terminará una vez más entre los primeros cuatro lugares de la Copa Oro, algo que han logrado en todas las ediciones desde que se disputa el torneo en 1991, excepto por la edición del 2000.

Próximamente: Estados Unidos jugara la semifinal ante la selección de Costa Rica el próximo sábado, 22 de julio en el AT&T Stadium en los suburbios de Dallas a las 10 p.m. ET. El encuentro será trasmitido por la señal de FS1, Univision, y UDN.

Resumen de Goles:

USA – Omar González, minuto 41: Tiro libre en tres cuartos de cancha pegado a la banda izquierda que Michael Bradley puso en el corazón del área. Omar González le ganó la posición a su marcador y de cabeza venció a Derby Carrillo que se quedó a medio camino.  

USA – Eric Lichaj, minuto 45 + 2: Clint Dempsey le filtró un balón por el costado izquierdo del área a Lichaj, quien controló con un marcador encima y remató de zurda para mandar el balón a la red por entre las piernas de Carrillo.  

Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:

SLV– Rodolfo Zelaya, minuto 3: Error defensivo que permitió a Zelaya escaparse solo para quedar mano a mano con Tim Howard. El experimentado arquero había anticipado la jugada y salido a velocidad, y cuando el habilidoso salvadoreño busco recortarlo, Howard le robó el balón.  

USA – Matt Hedges, minuto 7: Tiro de esquina cobrado al área, y entre rebotes el balón le quedo primero a Clint Dempsey y posteriormente a Matt Hedges, pero ninguno pudo empujar el balón al fondo del arco por las intervenciones del portero y la zagua centroamericana.

SLV – Alexander Larín, minuto 9: Zelaya consiguió una falta en los linderos del área grande por el costado izquierdo cometida por Hedges. En jugada prefabricada, le sirvieron un balón retrasado a Larín quien remato con dirección al arco, pero uno de sus propios compañeros término bloqueando su intento.

USA – Gyasi Zardes, minuto 17: Dempsey le filtró el balón al delantero del Galaxy, que sin marca alguna remató al fondo del arco. Sin embargo el tanto no contó por un dudoso fuera de juego señalado por el abanderado.

USA – Clint Dempsey, minuto 19: Desbordé de Paul Arriola por derecha. El jugador de Xolos de Tijuana envió un servicio raso que Dempsey remató, pero justo a la ubicación de Carrillo que se quedó con la redonda.

SLV – Dennis Pineda, minuto 52: El mediocampista salvadoreño arranco en medio campo, se quitó a un rival de encima y avanzo por el centro sin que nadie le saliera. Pineda llegó a los linderos del área y sacó un zapatazo raso que se fue apenas desviado.

SLV – Oscar Ceren, minuto 73: Recargado a la derecha, Ceren intentó un disparo al arco con peligro que fue bloqueado.

USA – Clint Dempsey, minuto 75: En las afueras del área, Dempsey recibió de espaldas, giró y metió un zurdazo cruzado el cual Carrillo atajó tendiéndose a su izquierda.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de EE.UU. vs. El Salvador
Fecha: 19 de julio, 2017
Torneo: Copa Oro CONCACAF 2017; Cuartos de Final
Sede: Lincoln Financial Field; Filadelfia, Pa.
Inicio: 9 p.m. ET
Asistencia: 31,615
Clima: 85 grados, parcialmente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones:                1          2          F
USA                                                     2          0          2
SLV                                                      0          0          0

USA – Omar Gonzalez (Michael Bradley)            minute 41
USA – Eric Lichaj (Clint Dempsey)                     45+2 

Alineaciones:
USA: 24-Tim Howard; 15-Eric Lichaj, 21-Matt Hedges, 3-Omar González, 16-Justin Morrow; 25-Darlington Nagbe (7-Chris Pontius, 87), 26-Michael Bradley (capt.); 20-Paul Arriola (8-Jordan Morris, 66), 9-Gyasi Zardes (23-Kelly Acosta, 71); 28-Clint Dempsey, 27-Jozy Altidore
Suplentes No Utilizados: 18-Juan Agudelo, 5-Matt Besler, 10-Joe Corona, 29-Jesse González, 12-Bill Hamid, 13-Dax McCarty, 4-Matt Miazga, 2-Jorge Villafaña, 19-Graham Zusi
Director Técnico: Bruce Arena

SLV: 18-Derby Carrillo; 4-Henry Romero, 5-Iván Mancia, 21-Bryan Tamacas; 7-Darwin Cerén (capt)., 8-Denis Pineda (19-Edwin Sánchez, 78), 10-Gerson Mayen (16-Óscar Cerén, 57), 12-Narciso Orellana, 13-Alexander Larín; 9-Nelson Bonilla (20-Harold Alas, 83), 11-Rodolfo Zelaya
Suplentes No Utilizados: 1-Oscar Arroyo, 22-Benji Villalobos; 23-Ruben Marroquín, 2-Milton Molina, 15-Efraín Burgos, 3-Roberto Domínguez, 14-Andrés Flores, 17-Victor García, 6-Richard Menjivar
Director Técnico: Eduardo Lara 

Resumen estadístico: USA / SLV
Tiros: 14 / 8
Tiros al arco: 8 / 1
Atajadas: 1 / 6
Tiros de esquina: 5 / 1
Faltas: 19 / 26
Fueras de lugar: 1 / 2 

Resumen de penalidades:
SLV – Iván Mancia (amonestación)              minute 18
USA – Darlington Nagbe (amonestación)      21
SLV – Alexander Larín (amonestación)         59
SLV – Henry Romero (amonestación)           81 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Ainsley Rochard (TRI)
Cuarto Oficial: Fernando Guerrero (MEX) 

Jugador del Partido Budweiser: Omar González

 

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Defenders Gonzalez and Lichaj Score to Push USA to Gold Cup Semis with 2-0 Win vs. El Salvador

PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2017) – The U.S. Men’s National Team utilized two first-half goals from Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj to earn a 2-0 victory against El Salvador in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 31,615 at Lincoln Financial Field.

With the win, the U.S. MNT moves on to its 13th Gold Cup Semifinal where it will face Costa Rica on Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (10 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision and UDN).

The victory also extends the USA’s unbeaten run to 12 matches (7-0-5) since Bruce Arena returned as head coach, setting a team-record unbeaten streak at the start of a U.S. MNT coaching tenure.

After an early scare that saw Tim Howard come off his line to deny Rodolfo Zelaya’s breakaway in the third minute, the USA had a golden opportunity of its own four minutes later when Clint Dempsey’s effort inside the box was smothered by El Salvador goalkeeper Derby Carillo.

The U.S. looked to jump ahead 10 minutes later when Dempsey fed Gyasi Zardes inside the left side of the box and he buried his effort past Carrillo, but despite appearing even at the time Dempsey played the ball, Zardes was judged to be in an offside position.

After some nervy moments in which El Salvador heavily pressed the MNT back line, the U.S. found two goals before the break. The first came in the 41st minute when Michael Bradley’s driven free kick from the left picked out Omar Gonzalez, who nodded his effort past Carrillo’s outstretched arms to tally his second goal in as many matches.  

The advantage doubled in the second minute of first half stoppage time. A build-up through midfield led to Justin Morrow finding Dempsey, who took the ball on the turn before finding right back Eric Lichaj in full stride entering the area. Lichaj took one touch before burying his first international goal through Carrillo’s legs.

Spurred by the crowd, El Salvador stayed dangerous in the second half, but saw most of their attempts sent off frame of Tim Howard’s goal. Back the other way, Dempsey had another decent chance to increase the lead to three, but saw Carrillo make a diving stop on his 75th minute attempt.

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. MNT moves on to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals where it will meet Costa Rica on Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and the game can be see live on FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network.
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Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Omar Gonzalez (Michael Bradley), 41st minute:
After some frustrating moments in the first half, the U.S. finally broke the ice just before the break. A foul on the left hand side led to a Michael Bradley free kick, which saw the captain serve a blistering driven effort that Gonzalez met at the six-yard box. The tall center back got just enough of his head on the ball to pop it over El Salvador goalkeeper Derby Carrillo and give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. The goal was Gonzalez’s second of the tournament, while Bradley gathered his 22nd career assist, tying him with Cobi Jones for second on the U.S. MNT’s all-time assist list.  USA 1, SLV 0 [WATCH]

USA – Eric Lichaj (Clint Dempsey), 45+2 minute: The U.S. gathered a second goal from an unlikely source deep into first half stoppage time. A nice build up through midfield saw Justin Morrow play to Clint Dempsey, who took the ball on the turn before finding right back Eric Lichaj, inexplicably streaking into the box. The right back continued his run, taking a touch into the area before putting his effort through the legs of Carrillo for his first-career goal.
USA 2, SLV 0 [WATCH] FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Tim Howard, 3rd minute: The U.S. earned an early corner, but nearly found themselves down a goal when Paul Arriola’s follow-up attempt was blocked and squirted back out to midfield. There, Eric Lichaj attempted to play a ball back to Howard, but the pass was too soft and allowed Rodolfo Zelaya a clean lane toward goal. Howard was alert to the misplay and quickly came off his line to keep things level early.

SLV – Derby Carrillo and Henry Romero, 7th minute: The USA nearly pulled ahead just moments later when Michael Bradley’s corner kick from the left picked out Matt Hedges at the back post. The center back nodded back across goal for Omar Gonzalez, whose mishit shot fell to Clint Dempsey at the right post. Dempsey’s effort was pounced on by El Salvador goalkeeper Carrillo, before Hedges follow Romero cleared the danger as Hedges lurked on the doorstep.

SLV – Derby Carrillo, 16th minute: Darlington Nagbe played a ball forward for Jozy Altidore, who posted up on Henry Romero to enter the area before firing a low blast that Carrillo that measured well, sprawling out to his left to keep things level.

SLV – Derby Carrillo, 75th minute: After a nice build-up through midfield, Jordan Morris laid off for Dempsey just outside of the area. The veteran forward quickly turned and sent a hopeful shot that saw Carillo once again sprawl out to his left with a diving save.

NOTES:

  • The U.S. MNT extended its unbeaten run to 12 matches (7-0-5) since Bruce Arena returned as head coach, setting a new undefeated record at the beginning of a U.S. MNT head coaching tenure.
  • The previous mark was held by Bob Bradley, who guided the U.S. to an 11-match unbeaten run (10-0-1) to start his tenure in 2007.
  • Omar Gonzalez’s 41st minute goal broke the ice and came two years and one day after his first, which also occurred in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals -- a 6-0 win vs. Cuba on July 18, 2015.
  • The goal was Gonzalez’s second of the tournament and takes his career total to three, all of which have come in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Eric Lichaj’s strike in first-half stoppage time was his first career international goal.
  • Michael Bradley’s assist on Gonzalez’s header was his 22nd in a U.S. shirt, tying him with Cobi Jones for second on the U.S. MNT’s all-time assist list.
  • Clint Dempsey also climbed up the assist list. His pass to Lichaj was the 19th helper of his career, tying him with Claudio Reyna for fourth on the U.S. MNT’s all-time list.
  • Gonzalez and Lichaj’s goals mark the first time two U.S. defenders have scored in the same match since Michael Orozco and Steve Birnbaum tallied in a 3-2 friendly win vs. Iceland on Jan. 31, 2016.
  • For the second-straight match, Bruce Arena made 11 changes to the team that started against Nicaragua on Saturday.
  • Five of the team’s six roster additions started the match: Altidore, Bradley, Dempsey, Howard and Nagbe.
  • Nagbe celebrated his 27th birthday by making his Gold Cup debut for the USA. Wednesday. It was also substitute defender Matt Miazga’s 22nd birthday.
  • Seven players made their first appearance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Round: Kellyn Acosta, Paul Arriola, Darlington Nagbe, Matt Hedges, Jordan Morris, Justin Morrow and Chris Pontius.
  • Arena has utilized 27 of the 29 players that have been called in for the tournament. Only Sean Johnson (Group Stage goalkeeper) and Jesse Gonzalez have not appeared for the USA at the Gold Cup. 
  • Earning his 135th career appearance, Dempsey moved past Jeff Agoos and into sole possession of third on the USA’s all-time caps list, sitting behind only Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157).
  • Captain Michael Bradley made his 134th appearance, moving him into a tie with Agoos for fourth on the all-time list.
  • Tim Howard earned his 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup appearance and first since June 25, 2011 vs. Mexico. The veteran goalkeeper made 1 save to keep his U.S. MNT record 59th career win as well as his 40th career clean sheet.
  • Howard stays a perfect 6-0-0 all-time vs. El Salvador and now has four career shutouts against Los Cuscatlecos.
  • Having partnered in last Wednesday’s 3-2 win vs. Martinique, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Hedges paired in central defense for the second time.
  • The USA is 17-1-5 all-time vs. El Salvador and 14-0-2 on U.S. soil.
  • The U.S. holds a 6-0-0 edge in Gold Cup play, outscoring Los Cuscatlecos 19-1.
  • The USA has more wins in the CONCACAF Gold Cup than any other nation, going 54-8-9 all-time.
  • The U.S. has gone 22-7-5 during the tournament’s Knockout Round.
  • With a 16-1-4 record in the Gold Cup, Arena is also the winningest head coach all-time in the competition.
  • The U.S. manager is 6-1-3 in the Knockout Round and 14-0-4 overall vs. CONCACAF opposition in the tournament. 
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