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2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying

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USA Olympic Bid Falls Short in 2-1 Playoff Loss to Colombia

FRISCO, Texas (March 29, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team fell short in its bid to reach the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after a 2-1 defeat to Colombia in the Olympic Qualifying Playoff – 2nd Leg before 7,998 fans at Toyota Stadium on Tuesday night.

A pair of goals from Colombia’s Roger Martinez either side a Deiver Machado own goal handed the South Americans an overall 3-2 aggregate win in the two-game playoff series. Colombia is awarded the last available berth to this summer’s Olympic Games.

After going behind in the first half, U.S. hopes were reignited midway through the second when Emerson Hyndman’s lofted ball was head backward by Machado into his goal, briefly tying the match a 1-1 in the 58th minute. Six minutes later, Martinez bagged the winner off a cross supplied by Machado.

The USA continued pushing for a second equalizer, but had its drive cut down when Luis Gil was sent off for what referee Ravshan Irmatov deemed a second bookable offense in the 77th minute. Defender Matt Miazga was later sent off for bringing down a Colombia attacker to deny a goal scoring opportunity when he was the last man back on defense for the U.S. in the waning moments of the game.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
COL – Roger Martinez (Andreas Roa), 30th minute: Colombia attacked down the right side through Helibelton Palacios, who swung in a low cross that the U.S. defense was unable to clear. The ball fell to Roa who drill it back across the face of goal and onto the foot of a crashing Martinez, who volleyed it into the back of the net from close range at the right post. USA 0, COL 1

USA – Deiver Machado (own goal), 58th minute: U.S. midfielder Emerson Hyndman clipped in a ball toward the Colombia box looking for the run of Jerome Kiesewetter. The ball held up in the stiff breeze and Colombia center back Deiver Machado’s attempt to head clear sailed backward toward his goal over the outstretched arms of net minder Cristian Bonila and into the back of the net. USA 1, COL 1

COL – Roger Martinez (Deiver Machado), 64th minute: Machado redeemed his earlier own goal by making an overlapping run down the left side of the field in order to swing in a cross that Martinez brought down near the penalty spot. Able to evade his marker with the trap, Martinez swiveled and fired a hard shot into the right side netting for the game winner. USA 1, COL 2 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Ethan Horvath, 6th minute –
Colombia’s Roger Martinez dispossessed U.S. defender Desevio Payne near midfield and raced toward the USA goal. Matt Miazga got across to force him wide, but Martinez was able to whip off a shot that U.S. goalkeeper Ethan Horvath did well to block by cutting down the angle and diving low to his left.

USA – Ethan Horvath, 18th minute – From a short corner, Colombia swung in a cross from the right side that Yerry Mina got a diving head to from just outside the six-yard box. His headed shot looked destined for the far side netting, but Horvath at full stretch made an athletic, diving save to keep the match scoreless early on.

- U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date:
March 29, 2016
Competition:
2016 Olympic Qualifying – Playoff 2nd Leg
Venue:
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Kickoff:
8:30 p.m. CT
Attendance:
7,998
Weather:
67, cloudy

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

COL – Roger Martinez (Andres Felipe Roa) 30th minute
USA – Own Goal (Deiver Machado) 58
COL – Roger Martinez (Deiver Machado) 64

Lineups:
USA:
1-Ethan Horvath; 2-Kellyn Acosta, 3-Matt Miazga, 4-Tim Parker, 15-Desevio Payne (10-Luis Gil, 67); 6-Will Trapp (capt.), 8-Emerson Hyndman, 11-Paul Arriola (17-Jerome Kiesewetter, 46), 13-Matt Polster; 9-Jordan Morris (19-Khiry Shelton, 62), 16-Mario Rodriguez
Subs not used: 12-Cody Cropper, 7-Dillon Serna, 18-Tyler Miller, 5-Walker Zimmerman,
12-Cody Cropper, 14-Fatai Alashe, 20-Eric Miller
Not available: Shane O’Neill, Brandon Vincent, 16-Julian Green
Head Coach: Andres Herzog

COL: 1-Cristian Bonila; 13-Helibelton Palacios, 3-Yerry Mina, 4-Deiver Machado, 5-Davinson Sanchez, 9-Harold Preciado (16-Cristian Borja, 46); 14-Wilmar Barrios, 6-Jose Leudo, 18-Andres Felipe Roa (8-Yony Gonzalez, 90+1), 10-Juan Fernando Quintero (capt.) (11-Jarlan Barrera, 85); 17-Roger Martinez, 19-Guillermo Celis
Subs not used: 12-Luis Hurtado, 15-Juan Pablo Nieto, 20-Alvaro Montero, 7-Andres Renteria, 2-Jherson Vergara
Head coach: Carlos Restrepo

Stats Summary: USA / COL
Shots: 5 / 11
Shots on goal: 0 / 6
Saves: 4 / 0
Corner Kicks: 1 / 4
Fouls: 14 / 19
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
USA - Mario Rodriguez (caution)      21st minute
COL - Deiver Machado (caution)       22
COL – Guillermo Celis (caution)       45
USA – Tim Parker (caution)             52
USA – Matt Polster (caution)           58
USA – Luis Gil (caution)                  72
USA – Luis Gil (sent off)                  77
COL – Cristian Bonila (caution)        82
COL - Jarlan Barrera (caution)          88
COL - Wilmar Barrios (caution)        88
USA – Matt Miazga (sent off)          90

Officials:
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB)
Assistant Referee 1: Abduxamidullo Rasulov (UZB)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakhongir Saidov
Fourth Official: Ilgiz Tantashev (UZB)

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
U-23 MNT vs Canada 2-0 W Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah 4,760 Pelosi, Kiesewetter
U-23 MNT vs Honduras 0-2 L Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah 2,633 --
U-23 MNT vs Panama 4-0 W Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. 3,313 Escobar(og), Kiesewetter, Morris, Gil
U-23 MNT vs Cuba 6-1 W Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. 3,755 Carter-Vickers, Miazga, Kiesewetter(2), Hyndman, Hernandez
U-23 MNT vs Canada 3-1 W Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. 3,827 Morris(2), Gil

2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 6-0 175 Northville, Mich. San Jose Earthquakes
M 6-0 160 Arlington, Va. Chesterfield (England)
D 6-0 190 Westcliff-on-Sea, England Tottenham Hotspur (England)
M 5-9 155 Garden Grove, Calif. Querétaro (Mexico)
F 5-10 150 El Paso, Texas C.D. Juarez (Mexico)
GK 6-5 210 Cleveland, Ohio Leeds United (England)
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway)
M 5-9 155 Dallas, Texas Fulham (England)
F 6-0 165 Berlin, Germany VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 5-9 165 Edmund, Okla. Real Salt Lake
M 6-2 165 Concord, Mass. Unnattached
D 6-0 170 Sunnyvale, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
D 6-0 170 Milwaukee, Wisc. Chicago Fire
M 5-7 145 Brighton, Colo. Colorado Rapids
GK 6-3 190 Downingtown, Pa. SC Freiburg (Germany)
F 5-11 160 Washington, D.C. Sion (Switzerland)
M 5-8 150 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew SC
M 5-11 154 Bethesda, Md. Rangers (Scotland)

2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying

Fatai Alashe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Gboly Ariyibi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Arlington, Va.

Club:
Chesterfield (England)

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Westcliff-on-Sea, England

Club:
Tottenham Hotspur (England)

Luis Gil

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Garden Grove, Calif.

Club:
Querétaro (Mexico)

Alonso Hernandez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

Club:
C.D. Juarez (Mexico)

Charlie Horton

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-5

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

Club:
Leeds United (England)

Ethan Horvath

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Molde FK (Norway)

Emerson Hyndman

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
Fulham (England)

Jerome Kiesewetter

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, Germany

Club:
VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

Matt Miazga

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Clifton, N.J.

Club:
Chelsea FC

Jordan Morris

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Boyd Okwuonu

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Edmund, Okla.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Will Packwood

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Concord, Mass.

Club:
Unnattached

Marc Pelosi

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Polster

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wisc.

Club:
Chicago Fire

Dillon Serna

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Brighton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Zack Steffen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Downingtown, Pa.

Club:
SC Freiburg (Germany)

Maki Tall

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

Club:
Sion (Switzerland)

Wil Trapp

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Gahanna, Ohio

Club:
Columbus Crew SC

Gedion Zelalem

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

Club:
Rangers (Scotland)

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 3 3 0 0 13 2 11 9
Canada 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
Cuba 3 0 1 2 4 9 -5 2
Panama 3 0 2 1 2 8 -6 1

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Mexico 3 3 0 0 7 1 6 9
Honduras 3 3 0 0 4 2 2 6
Haiti 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 1
Costa Rica
3 0 2 1 1 7 -6 1

Group A

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Oct. 1 Panama vs. Cuba 1-1 Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 1 United States vs. Canada 3-1 Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 3 Canada vs. Panama 3-1 Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 3 Cuba vs. United States 1-6 Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 6 Canada vs. Cuba 2-2 Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Oct. 6 United States vs. Panama
4-0 Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

Group B 

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Oct. 2 Honduras vs. Haiti 1-0 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Oct. 2 Mexico vs. Costa Rica 4-0 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Oct. 4 Costa Rica vs. Honduras 0-2 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Oct. 4 Haiti vs. Mexico
0-1 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Oct. 7 Costa Rica vs. Haiti
1-1 Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Oct. 7 Mexico vs. Honduras 2-1 Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

Semifinals

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Oct. 10 United States vs. Honduras 0-2 Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Oct. 10 Mexico vs. Canada 2-0 Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Oct. 13 United States vs. Canada 2-0 Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Final

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
Oct. 13 Mexico vs. Honduras 2-0
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Format:
The tournament will feature eight nations divided into two groups of four, with the top two finishers in each group after round-robin play advancing to the semifinals. The countries that advance to the final will earn an automatic berth to the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, while the third place finisher will advance to a playoff against Colombia for one additional spot.

Automatic Qualifiers: United States (qualifying tournament host), Canada, Mexico
Caribbean Qualifiers: Two (2)
Central American Qualifiers: Three (3)


U.S. U-23 Men's National Team - 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Stats

Record: 4-1-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Alashe, Fatai

M 3 2 203 0 0 0 0/0

Ariyibi, Gboly

M 3 1 166 0 1 1 0/0

Carter-Vickers, Cameron

D 5 5 450 1 0 2 0/0

Gil, Luis

M 5 3 290 2 2 6 0/0

Hernandez, Alonso

F 4 2 200 1 0 2 0/0

Horton, Charlie

GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

Horvath, Ethan

GK 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0

Hyndman, Emerson

M 4 3 252 1 0 2 0/0

Kiesewetter, Jerome

F 5 4 366 4 2 8 0/0

Miazga, Matt

D 4 4 360 1 0 2 0/0

Morris, Jordan

F 5 4 387 3 2 8 0/0
Okwuonu, Boyd D 5 3 230 0 0 0 1/0

Packwood, Will

D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Pelosi, Marc

M 3 2 214 0 2 1 1/0

Polster, Matt

M 5 5 342 0 1 1 2/0

Serna, Dillon

D 4 4 342 0 0 0 0/0

Steffen, Zack

GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Tall, Maki

F 2 1 83 0 0 0 0/0

Trapp, Wil

M 4 4 360 0 1 1 1/0

Zelalem, Gedion

M 2 2 101 0 0 0 0/0

Own Goal



0

Totals


5 5 450 17 10 44 5/0

Opponent Totals

5 5 450 4 3 11 7/1

2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Goalkeeping Stats

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Horton, Charlie

0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0

Horvath, Ethan

3 3 270 6 2 2 0.67 2-1-0
Steffen, Zack 2 2 180 9 2 0 1.00 2-0-0

Totals

5

5 450 15 4 2 0.80 4-1-0

Opponent Totals

5

5 450 4 15 1 3.00 1-4-0

Updated through Oct. 14, 2015

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