U.S. Soccer

U-20 MNT Falls 5-3 to the Netherlands in High Intensity Match

ALTRINCHAM, U.K. (Oct. 7, 2016) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team fell 5-3 to a tough Netherlands team in their second match of the Four Nations Tournament, but not without putting up a fight. Out of the USA’s starting XI, nine players were born in 1997 and two were born in 1998, while the Netherlands’ team featured nine players born in 1996.

The USA’s Jeremy Ebobisse got the U-20’s on the scoresheet early with a ninth minute header after a perfectly placed free kick from Gedion Zelalem. The Netherlands replied with two goals from Dennis van der Heijden in the 37th and 44th minutes. Ebobisse took matters into his own hands once again, this time finding Gedion Zelalem’s cross and executing a brilliant diving header to bring the score to an even 2-2 in the second minute of first half stoppage time before heading to the locker room.

The second half picked up right where the first left off, with Ebobisse controlling a pass from Victor Mansaray and volleying it into the net to secure a hat trick in the 58th minute. The USA had the reigns of the match with a 3-2 lead until the 79th minute, when the Netherlands’ Kenneth Paal found the back of the net to tie the game. Van Der Heijden then tallied two more goals in the 84th and 90+4 minutes, bringing the final score to 5-3 in favor of the Netherlands.

Up next, the U-20 MNT will face hosts England on Oct. 10 in their third and final matchup of the Four Nations Tournament. 

 

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. The Netherlands
Date: Oct. 7, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Moss Lane, Altrincham, United Kingdom
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. local)
Attendance: Closed Door
Weather: 54 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:    1      2      F
USA                                    2      1      3
NED                                    2      3      5

USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                                     9th minute
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Ilias Alhaft)                                 37
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Gervane Kastaneer)               44
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                   45+2
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Victor Mansaray)                                    58
NED – Kenneth Paal (Patrick Joosten)                                            79
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Abdelhak Nouri)                      84
NED – Dennis van der Heijden                                                             90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 17-Toni Suddoth (16-Hugo Arellano, 45), 13-Miles Robinson, 14-Tommy Redding (capt.), 3-Marcello Borges (2-Marlon Fossey, 45); 6-Weston McKinnie, 8-Derrick Jones, 10-Gedion Zelalem; 7-Brooks Lennon (20-Luca De La Torre, 69), 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 69), 19-Victor Mansaray (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 69)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 21-Danny Acosta, 24-Auston Trusty
Head coach: Tab Ramos

NED: 16-Rody de Boer; 12-Kevin Diks, 14-Julian Leliveld, 13-Damian van Bruggen (capt.) (4-Justin Hoogma, 76), 15-Calvin Verdonk; 22-Pelle van Amersfoort, 18-Guss Til (6-Pablo Rosario, 66), 17-Ilias Alhaft (10-Abdelhak Nouri, 76), 21-Kenneth Paal; 19-Gervane Kastaneer (11-Patrick Joosten, 69), 20-Dennis van der Heijden
Subs Not Used: 1-Joel Drommel, 2-Denzel Dumfries, 3-Hidde ter Avest, 5-Damil Dankerlui, 7-Juninho Bacuna, 8-Frenkie de Jong, 9-Sam Lammers
Head coach: Dwight Lodeweges

Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 8 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 10
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 4
Fouls: 12 / 9
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Marcello Borges (caution)                                     25th minute
USA – Weston McKinnie (caution)                                 51

Officials:
Referee: Ben Toner (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Bob Roberts (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Hodskinson (England)
Fourth Official: Simon Mather (England)

Man of the Match: Jeremy Ebobisse

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. The Netherlands
Date: Oct. 7, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Moss Lane, Altrincham, United Kingdom
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. local)
Attendance: Closed Door
Weather: 54 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:    1      2      F
USA                                    2      1      3
NED                                    2      3      5

USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                                     9th minute
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Ilias Alhaft)                                 37
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Gervane Kastaneer)               44
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                   45+2
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Victor Mansaray)                                    58
NED – Kenneth Paal (Patrick Joosten)                                            79
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Abdelhak Nouri)                      84
NED – Dennis van der Heijden                                                             90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 17-Toni Suddoth (16-Hugo Arellano, 45), 13-Miles Robinson, 14-Tommy Redding (capt.), 3-Marcello Borges (2-Marlon Fossey, 45); 6-Weston McKinnie, 8-Derrick Jones, 10-Gedion Zelalem; 7-Brooks Lennon (20-Luca De La Torre, 69), 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 69), 19-Victor Mansaray (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 69)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 21-Danny Acosta, 24-Auston Trusty
Head coach: Tab Ramos

NED: 16-Rody de Boer; 12-Kevin Diks, 14-Julian Leliveld, 13-Damian van Bruggen (capt.) (4-Justin Hoogma, 76), 15-Calvin Verdonk; 22-Pelle van Amersfoort, 18-Guss Til (6-Pablo Rosario, 66), 17-Ilias Alhaft (10-Abdelhak Nouri, 76), 21-Kenneth Paal; 19-Gervane Kastaneer (11-Patrick Joosten, 69), 20-Dennis van der Heijden
Subs Not Used: 1-Joel Drommel, 2-Denzel Dumfries, 3-Hidde ter Avest, 5-Damil Dankerlui, 7-Juninho Bacuna, 8-Frenkie de Jong, 9-Sam Lammers
Head coach: Dwight Lodeweges

Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 8 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 10
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 4
Fouls: 12 / 9
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Marcello Borges (caution)                                     25th minute
USA – Weston McKinnie (caution)                                 51

Officials:
Referee: Ben Toner (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Bob Roberts (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Hodskinson (England)
Fourth Official: Simon Mather (England)

Man of the Match: Jeremy Ebobisse

U-20 MNT Falls 5-3 to the Netherlands in High Intensity Match

ALTRINCHAM, U.K. (Oct. 7, 2016) – The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team fell 5-3 to a tough Netherlands team in their second match of the Four Nations Tournament, but not without putting up a fight. Out of the USA’s starting XI, nine players were born in 1997 and two were born in 1998, while the Netherlands’ team featured nine players born in 1996.

The USA’s Jeremy Ebobisse got the U-20’s on the scoresheet early with a ninth minute header after a perfectly placed free kick from Gedion Zelalem. The Netherlands replied with two goals from Dennis van der Heijden in the 37th and 44th minutes. Ebobisse took matters into his own hands once again, this time finding Gedion Zelalem’s cross and executing a brilliant diving header to bring the score to an even 2-2 in the second minute of first half stoppage time before heading to the locker room.

The second half picked up right where the first left off, with Ebobisse controlling a pass from Victor Mansaray and volleying it into the net to secure a hat trick in the 58th minute. The USA had the reigns of the match with a 3-2 lead until the 79th minute, when the Netherlands’ Kenneth Paal found the back of the net to tie the game. Van Der Heijden then tallied two more goals in the 84th and 90+4 minutes, bringing the final score to 5-3 in favor of the Netherlands.

Up next, the U-20 MNT will face hosts England on Oct. 10 in their third and final matchup of the Four Nations Tournament. 

 

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. The Netherlands
Date: Oct. 7, 2016
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Moss Lane, Altrincham, United Kingdom
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET (3 p.m. local)
Attendance: Closed Door
Weather: 54 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:    1      2      F
USA                                    2      1      3
NED                                    2      3      5

USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                                     9th minute
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Ilias Alhaft)                                 37
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Gervane Kastaneer)               44
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Gedion Zelalem)                   45+2
USA – Jeremy Ebobisse (Victor Mansaray)                                    58
NED – Kenneth Paal (Patrick Joosten)                                            79
NED – Dennis van der Heijden (Abdelhak Nouri)                      84
NED – Dennis van der Heijden                                                             90+4

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jonathan Klinsmann; 17-Toni Suddoth (16-Hugo Arellano, 45), 13-Miles Robinson, 14-Tommy Redding (capt.), 3-Marcello Borges (2-Marlon Fossey, 45); 6-Weston McKinnie, 8-Derrick Jones, 10-Gedion Zelalem; 7-Brooks Lennon (20-Luca De La Torre, 69), 18-Jeremy Ebobisse (9-Emmanuel Sabbi, 69), 19-Victor Mansaray (11-Sebastian Saucedo, 69)
Subs Not Used: 4-Jonathan Suarez, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 12-Justin Vom Steeg, 15-Isaiah Young, 21-Danny Acosta, 24-Auston Trusty
Head coach: Tab Ramos

NED: 16-Rody de Boer; 12-Kevin Diks, 14-Julian Leliveld, 13-Damian van Bruggen (capt.) (4-Justin Hoogma, 76), 15-Calvin Verdonk; 22-Pelle van Amersfoort, 18-Guss Til (6-Pablo Rosario, 66), 17-Ilias Alhaft (10-Abdelhak Nouri, 76), 21-Kenneth Paal; 19-Gervane Kastaneer (11-Patrick Joosten, 69), 20-Dennis van der Heijden
Subs Not Used: 1-Joel Drommel, 2-Denzel Dumfries, 3-Hidde ter Avest, 5-Damil Dankerlui, 7-Juninho Bacuna, 8-Frenkie de Jong, 9-Sam Lammers
Head coach: Dwight Lodeweges

Stats Summary: USA / NED
Shots: 8 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 10
Saves: 5 / 1
Corner Kicks: 6 / 4
Fouls: 12 / 9
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Marcello Borges (caution)                                     25th minute
USA – Weston McKinnie (caution)                                 51

Officials:
Referee: Ben Toner (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Bob Roberts (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Hodskinson (England)
Fourth Official: Simon Mather (England)

Man of the Match: Jeremy Ebobisse

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Ramos Names 22-Player U-20 MNT Roster for 2016 Four Nations Tournament

CHICAGO (Sept. 30, 2016) - U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 22-player roster for the upcoming 2016 U-20 Men’s Four Nations Tournament set to take place from Oct. 2-11 in Manchester, England.

The USA will first face Germany on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. ET, then the Netherlands on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. ET, and finally the host country England on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

The tournament will serve as further preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place in South Korea next May. Germany and England have already punched their ticket to the World Cup, so the USA will come in to these matches ready to face a potential opponent, were they to qualify for the tournament next year. The Qualifying tournament takes place next Feb. 17-March 5 in Costa Rica.

This will be the third tournament of 2016 for Ramos and the U-20’s as they recently competed in the 2016 Dallas Cup back in March and won the U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational in July.

Ramos is pulling out all the stops for the Four Nations tournament, calling up 17 professional players for the 22-player roster. Out of these 22 players, 11 compete abroad, four play with MLS clubs, three compete in the USL, three play at the collegiate level, and one plays with a Development Academy club.

“It’s an opportunity to see some of these players play together,” Ramos said. “Some of them have never played together before, and obviously having the opportunity to play Germany, England and Holland is huge. These are the type of games that when players make plays and do well you have to take that into account because it has a lot of value.”

This tournament will mark the return of Gedion Zelalem and Cameron Carter-Vickers to the U.S. U-20 squad for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, while Derrick Jones and Toni Suddoth receive their first U-20 MNT call-up.

2016 U-20 MNT Four Nations Tournament

Date

Match

Time (All times in ET)

Location

Oct. 5

USA vs. Germany

10 a.m.

Leigh Sports Stadium; Leigh, UK

Oct. 5

England vs. Netherlands

2 p.m.

Boundry Park; Oldham, Lancashire

Oct. 7

USA vs. Netherlands

10 a.m.

Moss Lane; Altrincham, Manchester

Oct. 7

England vs. Germany

2 p.m.

John Smith’s Stadium; Huddersfield, UK

Oct. 10

USA vs. England

2 p.m.

Spotland Stadium; Rochdale, UK

Oct. 10

Germany vs. Netherlands

2 p.m.

Leigh Sports Stadium; Leigh, UK


2016 U-20 MNT Four Nations Tournament Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Fortuna Dusseldorf; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Marlon Fossey (Fulham; Surbiton, England), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.), Toni Suddoth (VfB Stuttgart), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel FC; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Luca De La Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Bethlehem Steel FC), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool., Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Weston McKinnie (Shalke 04; Little Elm, Texas), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro; Orange County, Calif.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal; Bethesda, Md.)      
FORWARDS (5): Jeremy Ebobisse (Charleston Battery; Bethesda, Md.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Park City, Utah), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)

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