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U-17 MNT Splits Two-Game Set with Panama

BRADENTON, Florida (Feb. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team faced Panama’s U-17s and split the two-game set over a three-day stretch at IMG Academy.

The USA defeated Panama 2-0 on Monday, Feb. 2, with Christian Pulisic scoring a 42nd-minute penalty kick goal. Josh Perez padded the lead with a tally off of a Joe Gallardo assist in the 83rd minute.

In the rematch on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the USA and Panama were scoreless through nearly the entire match. However, Panama’s Jose Rodriguez scored in the 89th minute and Cesar Blackman added a goal in the third minute of stoppage time to grab the 2-0 victory.

The U-17 MNT is gearing up for the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The USA opens Group A play against Cuba on Friday, Feb. 27, at San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Four teams from the tournament will directly qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 2, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 65 degrees

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

USA – Christian Pulisic (penalty)     42th minute
USA – Josh Perez (Joe Gallardo)      83

Lineups:
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 3-John Nelson, 5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 4-Alexis Velela, 2-Matt Olosunde; 6-Eric Calvillo (Tommy McCabe, 77), 8-Tyler Adams, 10-Christian Pulisic; 11-Josh Perez, 9-Alex Zendejas (Joe Gallardo, 70), 7-Haji Wright (McKinze Gaines, 86)
Subs Not Used: 12-Kevin Silva, 13-Logan Panchot, 14-Tanner Dieterich, 18-Pierre Da Silva
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN: 12-Samuel Baptista; 16-Andres Andrade, 10-Cesar Blackman, 7-Emanual Chanis, 13-John Bustos; 11-Carlos Kirton, 3-Luis Arias, 5-Damaso Santis (22-Jhimar Macias, 83); 8-Chamell Asprilla, 19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 18-Jose Rodriguez
Subs Not Used: 1-Marcos Melendez, 2-Leandro Avila, 4-Giandemir Jaen, 6-Carrasquilla Aldalberto, 9-Randolph Ramos, 14-Jorge Gutierres, 15-George Picart, 17-Karim Nelson, 20-Oliver Beckles

Officials:
Referee: Hassan Belmnahia
Assistant Referee: Miguel Martes
Assistant Referee: Jennesa Gunn
Fourth official: Merrit Guthrie

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 4, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 70 degrees

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

PAN – Jose Rodriquez        89th minute
PAN – Cesar Blackman      93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Kevin Silva; 3-Luka Prpa, 4-Tanner Dieterich, 5-Nikkye De Point, 2-Logan Panchot; 6-Tommy McCabe (capt.), 8-George Braima, 10-Keegan Kelly (15-Haji Wright, 59); 11-Pierre Da Silva, 9-Joe Gallardo (Elvir Ibisevic, 68), 7-McKinze Gaines
Subs not used: 12-Eric Lopez,13-Giuseppe Barone, 16-Eric Calvillo, 17-Matthew Constant, 18-Lucas del Rosario, 19-Elijah Rice, 20-Eric Matzelevich
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN:
1-Marcos Melendez; 14-Jorge Gutierres, 10-Cesar Blackman (capt.), 7-Emanuel Chanis, 9-Randolph Ramos (18-Jose Rodriguez, 46); 17-Kevin Nelson, 4-Giandemir Jean, 15-George Picart (11-Carlos Kirton, 46), 2-Leandro Avila; 22-Jhimar Macias (5-Damaso Santis, 46), 20-Oliver Beckles (19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 69)
Subs not used: 3-Luis Arias, 6-Adalberto Carrasquilla, 8-Chamell Asprilla, 12-Samuel Baptista, 13-John Bustos, 16-Andreas Andrade
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Cubilla

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Nikkyi De Point (caution)      33rd minute
PAN – Damaso Santis (caution)        58
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution)            64
PAN – Cesar Blackman (caution)      66
PAN – Carlos Kirton (caution)          72
PAN – Kevin Nelson (caution)          88
PAN – Emanuel Chanis (caution)      89

Officials:
Head referee: Esteban Rosano
Assistant referee: Abdel Kuttaineh
Assistant referee: Charles Hufham
Fourth official: Hassan Belmnahia

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team (98-99) vs. Panama
Date: Feb. 4, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 70 degrees

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

PAN – Jose Rodriquez              89th minute
PAN – Cesar Blackman            93

Lineups:
USA: 1-Kevin Silva; 3-Luka Prpa, 4-Tanner Dieterich, 5-Nikkye De Point, 2-Logan Panchot; 6-Tommy McCabe (capt.), 8-George Braima, 10-Keegan Kelly (15-Haji Wright, 59); 11-Pierre Da Silva, 9-Joe Gallardo (Elvir Ibisevic, 68), 7-McKinze Gaines
Subs not used: 12-Eric Lopez,13-Giuseppe Barone, 16-Eric Calvillo, 17-Matthew Constant, 18-Lucas del Rosario, 19-Elijah Rice, 20-Eric Matzelevich
Head Coach: Richie Williams

PAN: 1-Marcos Melendez; 14-Jorge Gutierres, 10-Cesar Blackman (capt.), 7-Emanuel Chanis, 9-Randolph Ramos (18-Jose Rodriguez, 46); 17-Kevin Nelson, 4-Giandemir Jean, 15-George Picart (11-Carlos Kirton, 46), 2-Leandro Avila; 22-Jhimar Macias (5-Damaso Santis, 46), 20-Oliver Beckles (19-Ronaldo Cordoba, 69)
Subs not used: 3-Luis Arias, 6-Adalberto Carrasquilla, 8-Chamell Asprilla, 12-Samuel Baptista, 13-John Bustos, 16-Andreas Andrade
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Cubilla

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Nikkyi De Point (caution)    33rd minute
PAN – Damaso Santis (caution)      58
USA – Joe Gallardo (caution)          64
PAN – Cesar Blackman (caution)    66
PAN – Carlos Kirton (caution)        72
PAN – Kevin Nelson (caution)        88
PAN – Emanuel Chanis (caution)    89

Officials:
Head referee: Esteban Rosano
Assistant referee: Abdel Kuttaineh
Assistant referee: Charles Hufham
Fourth official: Hassan Belmnahia

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