U.S. Soccer

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship - Feb. 17-March 5 - Costa Rica

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5'11 170 Salt Lake City, Utah Real Salt Lake
M 5-9 146 Wappingers Falls, N.Y. New York Red Bulls
M 6-0 165 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 6'0 175 Bethesda, Md. Portland Timbers
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
D 6-1 155 Tucson, Ariz. Real Salt Lake
M 5-7 150 Santa Rosa, Calif. CF Monterrey
M 5-10 160 Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University
D 5-11 155 Casa Grande, Ariz. New Mexico
GK 6-4 180 Newport Beach, Calif. University of California
F 5-10 155 Paradise Valley, Ariz. Real Salt Lake
M 5-8 147 Plantation, Fla. New York City FC
GK 6-1 175 Alamo, Calif. Georgetown
D 6-4 184 Lee's Summit, Mo. Sporting Kansas City
D 6-1 170 Oviedo, Fla. Orlando City SC
F 5-9 150 Libertyville, Ill. UD Las Palmas
M 5-8 150 Park City, Utah Real Salt Lake
M 5-9 140 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
D 6-3 185 Media, Pa. Philadelphia Union
M 5-10 150 Alexandria, Va. Maryland

2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship - Feb. 17-March 5 - Costa Rica

Position:Midfielder

Height:5'11

Weight:170

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Salt Lake City, Utah

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:146

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Club:New York Red Bulls

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Frisco, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6'0

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Bethesda, Md.

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Defender

Height:5'9

Weight:154

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Surbiton, England

Club:Fulham FC (England)

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Tucson, Ariz.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Santa Rosa, Calif.

Club:CF Monterrey

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Bloomington, Ind.

Club:Indiana University

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Casa Grande, Ariz.

Club:New Mexico

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Newport Beach, Calif.

Club:University of California

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:155

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:147

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Plantation, Fla.

Club:New York City FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-1

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Alamo, Calif.

Club:Georgetown

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:184

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Lee's Summit, Mo.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:6-1

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Oviedo, Fla.

Club:Orlando City SC

Position:Forward

Height:5-9

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Libertyville, Ill.

Club:UD Las Palmas

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Park City, Utah

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Fulham FC (England)

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Media, Pa.

Club:Philadelphia Union

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Alexandria, Va.

Club:Maryland

U-20 MNT Edged 1-0 by Panama in 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Group B Opener

TIBÁS, Costa Rica (Feb. 18, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team pushed heavily for a second half equalizer before falling 1-0 to Panama by virtue of Leandro Ávila’s deflected effort in the 37th minute in its opening match of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.  

The first half largely lacked opportunities for both sides until Ávila collected the ball in the area, turned inside and saw his shot deflect off Marlon Fossey before floating inside the top right corner to give Los Canaleros a 1-0 half-time advantage.

Playing up a man after Panama’s Justin Simons was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Tyler Adams in the 18th minute, the U.S. pushed things early on in the second half when Jeremy Ebobisse’s header clanged off the crossbar in the 48th minute.

With Panama content to pack the area in defense of their 1-0 lead, the U-20 MNT found it hard to break through, but came close again when a Justen Glad laser was pushed out for a corner kick in the 82nd minute before Panama ‘keeper Charles Taylor smothered Ebobisse’s 88th minute effort on the goal line to preserve the 1-0 result.

The U-20 MNT plays its second group stage match against Haiti, on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose (5:30 p.m. ET; UDN, CONCACAF Facebook Page). Haiti defeated St. Kitts and Nevis 5-1 in Saturday’s first Group B match.
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Goal Scoring Rundown:
PAN – Leandro Ávila (Ronaldo Córdoba), 37th minute:
Going against the run of play, Panama got on the board towards the end of the first half when Ronaldo Córdoba swung a looping ball into the box for Leandro Ávila. The Panama forward took it down with his knee before cutting back inside and curling an effort that took a slight deflection off USA defender Marlon Fossey and into the top right corner.
USA 0, PAN 1 [WATCH] FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops
USA – Marlon Fossey, 15th minute:
The first clear-cut opportunity came on the quarter-hour mark when Leandro Ávila broke through down the right and sent a penetrating ball into the box for Ronaldo Córdoba only to have Marlon Fossey slide through to clear the ball out for a corner kick.

USA – Tommy Redding, 25th minute: As the U.S. worked to move the ball forward, pressure from Andrés Andrade forced a turnover at the back, allowing the San Francisco FC winger a free run up the left where he centered looking for Córdoba, only to have the cross well-read by Tommy Redding who calmly cleared to safety.

PAN – Crossbar, 48th minute: Looking for the equalizer right out of halftime, Marlon Fossey quickly threw the ball in for Eric Palmer-Brown who laid off for Brooks Lennon just outside the box. Lennon then swung a cross to the six-yard box where Jeremy Ebobisse’s header beat Charles Taylor, but careened off the cross bar before being cleared.

PAN – Charles Taylor, 80th minute: Continuing to press for the equalizer, the U.S. had a sustained period of possession and moved the ball around just outside the penalty area before Justen Glad unleashed a low rocket from 22 yards that saw Taylor dive to palm it out for a corner kick.

PAN – Charles Taylor, 87th minute: Still full of steam, Fossey paraded up the right side, sending a long cross for Sebastian Saucedo at the back post where the Real Salt Lake midfielder centered for Jeremy Ebobisse whose first-time shot was smothered on the goal line by Taylor.

NOTES:

  • With the result, Tab Ramos moves to 8-3-1 all-time in CONCACAF U-20 Championship play
  • The USA U-20s moves to 3-2-0 all-time vs. Panama in U-20 World Cup Qualifying
  • Panama played a man down after midfielder Justin Simons was shown a straight red card in the 18th minute for a late challenge on USA midfielder Tyler Adams.

- U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 18, 2017
Competition: 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship – Group B
Venue: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa; Tibas, Costa Rica
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: TBA
Weather: 77 degrees; partly cloudy

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

PAN – Leandro Ávila (Ronaldo Córdoba)                    37th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 2-Marlon Fossey, 4-Tommy Redding (7-Eryk Williamson, 69), 6-Justen Glad, 3-Danny Acosta; 17-Brooks Lennon, 5-Erik Palmer-Brown (Capt.), 10-Luca De La Torre (19-Coy Craft, 69), 11-Sebastian Saucedo; 9-Jeremy Ebobisse, 8-Tyler Adams (18-Emmanuel Sabbi, 31)
Subs not used: 12-JT Marcinkowski, 13-Auston Trusty, 14-Aaron Herrera, 15-Jonathan Gonzalez, 16-Jeremiah Gutjahr, 20-Jonathan Lewis
Head coach: Tab Ramos

PAN: 12-Charles Taylor; 20-Josue Vergara (13-Jorge Gutiérrez, 90+3), 6-Javier Rivera (Capt.), 2-Jiovany Ramos, 3-Andrés Andrade; 11-Justin Simons, 5-Ricardo Ávila, 14-José Tejada, 17-Leandro Ávila (18-Isidoro Hinestroza, 79); 8-Cristian Martínez (16-Yair Jaen, 72), 9-Ronaldo Córdoba
Subs not used: 1-Aldo Ciel, 7-Chamell Asprilla, 10-Andrés Peñalba, 19-Oliver Beckles
Head coach: Nelson Gallego

Stats Summary: USA / PAN
Shots: 9 / 10
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 22 / 16
Offside: 2 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
PAN – Justin Simons (sent off)                         18th minute
USA – Luca de la Torre (caution)                    41
PAN – Cristian Martínez (caution)                45+1
USA – Sebastian Saucedo (caution)              74

Officials:
Referee: Armando Castro (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Melvin Cruz (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Geovany Garcia (SLV)
4th Official: Melvin Matamoros (HON)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Justen Glad

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