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U-17 MNT Collects Two 3-1 Friendly Victories Against Canada

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 18, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated Canada 3-1 in two friendlies at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In the first match, the U.S. started its trio of goals in the 23rd minute with George Acosta tallying. U.S. midfielder Chris Goslin jumped on the board in the 49th minute thanks to an assist by Acosta. In the 60th minute, Andrew Carleton finished the scoring run for the USA.

As the clock ran down, it looked as if the USA would blank Canada, but the northern neighbor was able to narrow the score line with a goal from Jonathan David with just a minute left in the match, ending the game 3-1.

The second match ended with the same victors and the same score. However, Canada struck first when Terique Mohammed put a ball past U.S. goalkeeper Alex Budnik in the 21st minute. Carleton was quick to equalize for the U.S. off a penalty kick to send the match into halftime tied at 1-1.

The USA took the lead when Carleton assisted Ayomide Akinola in the 75th minute. Akinola put the game to rest seconds before the final whistle, finishing his brace with the help of Josh Sargent.

The U-17s will now look ahead toward a four-team tournament in Gao, India between May 11-27.

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Canada
Date: April 15, 2016        
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Lockhart Stadium; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F                                                             
USA                                       1              2              3
CAN                                       0              1              1             

USA - George Acosta                                                      23rd minute
USA - Chris Goslin (George Acosta)                          49
USA - Andrew Carleton                                                 60
CAN - Jonathan David                                                    79

Lineups:                                                                                                              
USA: 1-Justin Garces; 3-Christopher Gloster, 5-James Sands, 4-Christopher Durkin (capt.),2-Jean-Julian Foe Nuphaus; 6-Christopher Goslin, 8-Blaine Ferri (17-Isaac Angking, 58), 10-George Acosta; 11-Andrew Carleton (16-Niccolo Lemoine, 64), 9-Joshua Sargent (14-Zyen Jones, 64), 7-Ayomide Akinola
Subs not used: 12-Alexander Budnik, 13-Chandler Vaughn, 18-Arturo Vasquez
Head coach: John Hackworth

CAN: 1-Gianluca Catalano; 3-Gabriel Escobar, 5-Antonio Rocco Romeo, 4-Julian Dunn-Johnson (capt.), 2-Afram Gorgees; 11-Olakunle Dada-Luke (13-Terique Mohammed, 67), 6-Michael Baldisimo, 8-Josh Moreira (17-Steffen Yeates, 67), 10-Ben Paton (16-Benson Fazili, 53), 7-Jean-Arnaud Tano (15-Leekwon Kinghorn, 53); 12-Jonathan David
Subs not used: 9-Devon O’Hea, 14-Yohan LeBourhis, 18-Trevor Schneider, 20-Luca Petrasso, 21-Jordan Faria
Head coach: Paul Stalteri

Misconduct Summary:
NA

Officials:
Referee: Trent Vanhaitsma        
Assistant Referee: Kevin Klinger
Assistant Referee: Hayden Oscanoa
4th Official: Anya Voigt

* Match was 80 minutes on natural grass.

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Canada
Date: April 17, 2016        
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Lockhart Stadium; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F                                                             
USA                                       1              2              3
CAN                                       1              0              1             

CAN - Terique Mohammed                                         21st minute
USA - Andrew Carleton (penalty kick)                     37
USA - Ayomide Akinola (Andrew Carleton)          75
USA - Ayomide Akinola (Joshua Sargent)              90

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alexander Budnik; 13-Chandler Vaughn, 5-James Sands, 4-Christopher Durkin (capt.), 18-Arturo Vasquez (2-Jean-Julian Foe Nuphaus, 73); 6-Christopher Goslin, 8-Blaine Ferri (3-Christopher Gloster, 79), 17-Isaac Angking (14-Zyen Jones, 73); 11-Andrew Carleton (15-Akil Watts, 90), 9-Joshua Sargent, 7-Ayomide Akinola
Subs not used: 1-Justin Garces, 10-George Acosta; 16-Niccolo Lemoine,19-Patrick Ajdukiewicz, 22-Quantrell Jones
Head coach: John Hackworth

CAN: 1-Trevor Schneider; 3-Gabriel Escobar (capt.) (13-Afram Gorgees, 42), 5-Antonio Rocco Romeo, 4-Julian Dunn-Johnson, 2-Josh Moreira; 11-Terique Mohammed (15-Leekwon Kinghorn, 78), 8-Ben Paton (17-Steffen Yeates, 84), 6-Benson Fazili, 10-Michael Baldisimo (20-Luca Petrasso 84), 7-Jordan Faria (16-Olakunle Dada-Luke, 46); 9-Devon O’Hea (12-Jonathan David, 63)
Subs not used: 14-Yohan LeBourhis, 18-Gianluca Catalano, 21-Jean-Arnaud Tano
Head coach: Paul Stalteri

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 9
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Free Kicks: 11 / 8

Misconduct Summary:
NA         

Officials:
Referee: Christina Unkel
Assistant Referee: Andres Pfefferkorn
Assistant Referee: Winston O’Connor
4th Official: Marcos Deoliveira

* Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Canada
Date: April 17, 2016        
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Lockhart Stadium; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F                                                             
USA                                       1              2              3
CAN                                       1              0              1             

CAN - Terique Mohammed                                         21st minute
USA - Andrew Carleton (penalty kick)                     37
USA - Ayomide Akinola (Andrew Carleton)          75
USA - Ayomide Akinola (Joshua Sargent)              90

Lineups:
USA: 12-Alexander Budnik; 13-Chandler Vaughn, 5-James Sands, 4-Christopher Durkin (capt.), 18-Arturo Vasquez (2-Jean-Julian Foe Nuphaus, 73); 6-Christopher Goslin, 8-Blaine Ferri (3-Christopher Gloster, 79), 17-Isaac Angking (14-Zyen Jones, 73); 11-Andrew Carleton (15-Akil Watts, 90), 9-Joshua Sargent, 7-Ayomide Akinola
Subs not used: 1-Justin Garces, 10-George Acosta; 16-Niccolo Lemoine,19-Patrick Ajdukiewicz, 22-Quantrell Jones
Head coach: John Hackworth

CAN: 1-Trevor Schneider; 3-Gabriel Escobar (capt.) (13-Afram Gorgees, 42), 5-Antonio Rocco Romeo, 4-Julian Dunn-Johnson, 2-Josh Moreira; 11-Terique Mohammed (15-Leekwon Kinghorn, 78), 8-Ben Paton (17-Steffen Yeates, 84), 6-Benson Fazili, 10-Michael Baldisimo (20-Luca Petrasso 84), 7-Jordan Faria (16-Olakunle Dada-Luke, 46); 9-Devon O’Hea (12-Jonathan David, 63)
Subs not used: 14-Yohan LeBourhis, 18-Gianluca Catalano, 21-Jean-Arnaud Tano
Head coach: Paul Stalteri

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 9
Corner Kicks: 5 / 6
Free Kicks: 11 / 8

Misconduct Summary:
NA         

Officials:
Referee: Christina Unkel
Assistant Referee: Andres Pfefferkorn
Assistant Referee: Winston O’Connor
4th Official: Marcos Deoliveira

* Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.

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It was an action-packed weekend of games in the third round of 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup local amateur qualifying despite two games being postponed due to weather and another that didn’t get all the way to the end because the lights went out. There were several big upsets on Saturday and Sunday, none more surprising than Christos FC’s loss on the road in Virginia. Join ussoccer.com for a look back at all the action as local qualifiers continue on their path toward the 2019 Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. 

Safira FC Takes Next Step in Northeast
Safira FC, the reigning Massachusetts State Amateur champion, needed a stoppage-time goal from Matthew Vidal to equalize matters 2-2 before young goalkeeper Patrick made four saves in a shootout to preserve a 7-6 victory over 2017 Open Cup participants GPS Omens – themselves three-time consecutive winners of the top division of the Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) – at Rotch Field in the heart of Boston.


(Safira - from near Boston - are chasing a place in their first Open Cup proper - photo by Chris Aduama)

West Chester United Predators Soccer Club of Pennsylvania got two first-half goals – the first from Matt Greer – and a third in the second 45 to take down three-time Open Cup champions N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms of the famed Cosmopolitan League, 3-0, at Belson Stadium on the campus of Queens, N.Y.’s St. John’s University.

Elton Joe and Daniel Anikrah scored first-half goals for Maryland’s (and its Maryland Major Soccer League) World Class Premier Elite FC, who went on the road to score a 3-1 victory against Rochester Lancers 2 at Roberts Wesleyan College in a driving snowstorm.


(This is Open Cup - Rochester Lancers (2) & World Class Premier Elite in the snow in NY)

Christos Upset, Soccer Soldiers Fight in FLA
Tireless veteran midfielder Daniel Baxter scored in the first half but it wasn’t enough as 2017 U.S. Open Cup darlings Christos FC – who two years ago reached all the way to the tournament’s Fourth Round – allowed a second-half goal in a 2-1 loss to Virginia United at Howtson Homestead Soccer Complex in Manassas (Va.). The loss is the first time in three years that the side from Baltimore County, for years the top amateur side in the mid-Atlantic, will miss out on the Open Cup proper.  

William Stamatis had two goals and Valentin Sabella added two assists as Florida Soccer Soldiers scored three goals on each side of halftime in a 6-0 victory over Hurricane FC at Delray Beach (Fla.)’s Seacrest Soccer Complex.


(Michigan's Livonia FC's 2019 Open Cup run came to an end this weekend)

Soda City Sorinex was able to get out to an early lead on a goal from Driss Bareket but gave up a penalty less than 10 minutes later that knotted the score a 1-1. William Eyang then added the go-ahead goal at the stroke of halftime as America SC squeezed through with a 2-1 victory at West Orange High School in Winter Garden (Fla.).

FC Maritsa Outlast Livonia City in Central Region
Following 120 scoreless minutes in near freezing temperatures in Eastern Michigan, FC Maritsa St. Louis went round-for-round with Livonia City FC before holding on to win 6-5 at Schoolcraft College.  

Down in North Texas, NTX Rayados – hunting an eighth straight trip to the U.S. Open Cup will have to wait to play Motagua of New Orleans until a later date as tournament officials postponed the match to allow Motagua equal preparation time after their second round qualifier against Austin’s Celtic Cowboys was twice postponed due to poor weather in Texas.  


(St Louis has loads of Open Cup history - FC Maritsa is the city's present)

Farther south in El Paso, Southwest FC got a goal and an assist from David Lopez to topple San Juan FC 3-0 at Pebble Hills High School, while up in the Rockies, FC Denver’s home game against GAM United FC was postponed due to freezing rain and pitch conditions. Hearty as they are in Colorado, there was simply no way to proceed with this one.

Winds FC Gets Two in Overtime to Move On Out West
Santa Ana Winds FC went a goal and a man down early (due to a red card) but they rallied to equalize before scoring twice in the first period of overtime to beat Buena Park FC at the sprawling Lake Forest (Calif.) Sports Complex.

“It was a very good game for us,” said Javier Corona of the winning Winds. “It took us a little time to get into the rhythm of the game, but we always kept our confidence and believed in ourselves.”


(IPS Marathon Taverna were cruising early in their third-rounder, but had to sweat it out in the end)

IPS Marathon Taverna went up 3-0 on second half goals from Eric Hernandez and Alcides Thomas before holding on to defeat JASA RWC, 3-2, at Portland (Ore.)’s Buckman Field. 

In Ventura, Calif., Cal FC and California United FC 2 played to a 2-2 draw before the lights went out at Cal Lutheran University’s Rolland Stadium in the 89th minute of the second half. Irvin Parra scored both early goals for Cal FC, but Chris Klute got one back for Cal United FC 2 before Christian Gordillo equalized late in the first half. Officials will determine a new time and date to resume play.

Oakland Stompers were set to host to Academica SC at Raimondi Park but the game was postponed because of air quality issues stemming from the wild fires in Northern California.

Third Qualifying Round

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

GPS Omens (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.)

2-2 (6-7 PKs)

Rotch Field; Boston, Mass.

Nov. 17

New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

0-3

Belson Stadium, St. John's University; Jamaica, N.Y.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18

Rochester Lancers 2 (N.Y.) vs. World Class Premier Elite FC (Md.)

1-3

Roberts Wesleyan Turf Field; Rochester, N.Y.

Nov. 18

Virginia United (Va.) vs. Christos FC (Md.)

2-1

Howison Homestead Soccer Complex - Field 1; Manassas, Va.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

America Soccer Club (Fla.) vs. Soda City FC Sorinex (S.C.)

2-1

West Orange High School; Winter Garden, Fla.

Nov. 18

Hurricane FC (Fla.) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.)

0-6

Seacrest Soccer Complex - Field 1; Delray Beach, Fla.

Central Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Livonia City FC (Mich.) vs. FC Maritsa (Mo.)

0-0 (5-6 PKs)

Schoolcraft College Sports Complex - Outside Turf Field; Livonia, Mich.

TBD

Motagua New Orleans (La.) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

TBD

Pan American Stadium; New Orleans, La

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Southwest FC (Texas) vs. San Juan FC (Utah)

3-0

Pebble Hills High School; El Paso, Texas

TBD

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Gam United Football Club (Colo.)

postponed

Northfield High Shcool; Denver, Colo.

Southern California Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Buena Park FC (Calif.)

3-2

Lake Forest Sports Park - Field A; Lake Forest, Calif.

Nov. 18

Cal FC (Calif.) vs. California United FC II (Calif.) (match to resume at later date)

2-2

Cal Lutheran University - Rolland Stadium; Thousand Oaks, Calif.

West Region

 

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

TBD

Oakland Stompers (Calif.) vs. Academica SC (Calif.)

postponed

Raimondi Park; Oakland, Calif.

Nov. 18

IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) vs. JASA RWC (Calif.)

3-2

Buckman Field Park; Portland, Ore.

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