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U.S. U-17 MNT Falls to Saint Louis FC U-18's in PK's After 1-1 Regulation Draw

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 8, 2016) – The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team tied 1-1 and ultimately fell 5-4 in sudden death penalty kicks against the Saint Louis FC Academy U-18’s in front of 3,241 fans at the Worldwide Technology Soccer Park. The St. Louis side was made up of top players from two U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois.

The U-17 MNT started the match strong with an early 13th minute goal by Tonny Temple, assisted by George Acosta. The U.S. maintained the lead throughout the first half, but STLFC’s Jack Lynn found the equalizer in the first minute of the second half. Neither team was able to break the tie, so the game ended in a 1-1 draw and went directly to penalty kicks, resulting in a 5-4 win for STLFC.

STLFC’s Aedan Stanley buried the first PK in the back of the net, while George Acosta missed the first one for the USA. U-19 MNT goalkeeper Alex Budnik then saved STLFC’s fifth penalty kick, leveling the score and adding another dose of drama to an already thrilling match. Facing sudden death, STLFC goalkeeper Seth Stiebel converted the sixth PK and immediately saved U-17’s Carlo Ritaccio’s attempt.

The U-17 MNT will now look ahead to hosting two international games vs. Costa Rica on Oct. 22 and 24 in Bradenton, Fla.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Saint Louis FC Academy
Date: Oct. 8, 2016
Competition: Showcase Game
Venue: Worldwide Technology Soccer Park; St. Louis, Mo.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 55 degrees
Attendance: 3,241

Scoring Summary:         1          2          F          PKS                             
USA                                1          0          1          4
SLSG                             0          1          1          5

USA – Tonny Temple (George Acosta)                     13th minute
STLFC – Jack Lynn                                                 46

PENALTIES

STLFC

5

USA

4

Aedan Stanley

Make

George Acosta

Miss

Jack Maher

Make

Blaine Ferri

Make

Jack Lynn

Make

Josh Sargent

Make

Jacob Phillips

Make

Arturo Vasquez

Make

Orlando Arreola

Saved

Tonny Temple

Make

Seth Stiebel

Make

Carlo Ritaccio

Saved

USA Goalkeeper: Alex Budnik
STLFC Goalkeeper: Seth Stiebel

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces (12-Alex Budnik, 46); 3-Tristan Weber, 5-Arturo Vasquez, 4-Carlo Ritaccio, 2-Akil Watts (14-Ethan Bartlow, 63); 6-Isaac Angking (13-John Murphy, 85), 8-Blaine Ferri, 10-George Acosta; 11-Matthew Hundley (16-Indiana Vassilev, 63), 9-Joshua Sargent (Capt.), 7-Tonny Temple
Subs Not Used: 15-Jose Rivas, 18-Wilmer Cabrera, 22-Quantrell Jones, 32-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen
Head Coach: John Hackworth

STLFC: 1-Seth Stiebel; 3-Evan DeGreef (12-Chase Niece, 46), 4-Aedan Stanley (Capt.), 5-Jack Maher, 2-Reed Hawkins (21-Will Showers, 71); 16-Orlando Arreola, 8-Armando Sanchez (18-Blake Little, 46), 10-Nick Faddis (20-Jack Lynn, 46); 9-Jacob Phillips, 11-Ben Brodie (17-Sheridan Smith, 61), 7-Matteo Kidd (22-Kyle Barks, 84)
Subs Not Used: 0-Gage Steiner, 15-Kyle Swanner, 19-Alex Welch
Head Coach: Tim Lees, Kevin Stoll

Stats Summary: USA / STLFC
Shots: 12 / 2
Shots on Goal: 10 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 7
Offsides: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
STLFC – Chase Niece (Caution)                             55th minute
STLFC – Matteo Kidd (Caution)                              81

Officials:
Referee: Dule Djurasevic
Assistant Referee: Christopher Slane
Assistant Referee: Matt Geringer
Fourth Official: Matthew Rodman

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on artificial turf. The match was decided by penalties.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Saint Louis FC Academy
Date: Oct. 8, 2016
Competition: Showcase Game
Venue: Worldwide Technology Soccer Park; St. Louis, Mo.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 55 degrees
Attendance: 3,241

Scoring Summary:         1          2          F          PKS                             
USA                              1          0          1          4
SLSG                           0          1          1          5

USA – Tonny Temple (George Acosta)                     13th minute
STLFC – Jack Lynn                                             46

PENALTIES

STLFC

5

USA

4

Aedan Stanley

Make

George Acosta

Miss

Jack Maher

Make

Blaine Ferri

Make

Jack Lynn

Make

Josh Sargent

Make

Jacob Phillips

Make

Arturo Vasquez

Make

Orlando Arreola

Saved

Tonny Temple

Make

Seth Stiebel

Make

Carlo Ritaccio

Saved

USA Goalkeeper: Alex Budnik
STLFC Goalkeeper: Seth Stiebel

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces (12-Alex Budnik, 46); 3-Tristan Weber, 5-Arturo Vasquez, 4-Carlo Ritaccio, 2-Akil Watts (14-Ethan Bartlow, 63); 6-Isaac Angking (13-John Murphy, 85), 8-Blaine Ferri, 10-George Acosta; 11-Matthew Hundley (16-Indiana Vassilev, 63), 9-Joshua Sargent (Capt.), 7-Tonny Temple
Subs Not Used: 15-Jose Rivas, 18-Wilmer Cabrera, 22-Quantrell Jones, 32-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen
Head Coach: John Hackworth

STLFC: 1-Seth Stiebel; 3-Evan DeGreef (12-Chase Niece, 46), 4-Aedan Stanley (Capt.), 5-Jack Maher, 2-Reed Hawkins (21-Will Showers, 71); 16-Orlando Arreola, 8-Armando Sanchez (18-Blake Little, 46), 10-Nick Faddis (20-Jack Lynn, 46); 9-Jacob Phillips, 11-Ben Brodie (17-Sheridan Smith, 61), 7-Matteo Kidd (22-Kyle Barks, 84)
Subs Not Used: 0-Gage Steiner, 15-Kyle Swanner, 19-Alex Welch
Head Coach: Tim Lees, Kevin Stoll

Stats Summary: USA / STLFC
Shots: 12 / 2
Shots on Goal: 10 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 7
Offsides: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
STLFC – Chase Niece (Caution)                             55th minute
STLFC – Matteo Kidd (Caution)                              81

Officials:
Referee: Dule Djurasevic
Assistant Referee: Christopher Slane
Assistant Referee: Matt Geringer
Fourth Official: Matthew Rodman

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on artificial turf. The match was decided by penalties.

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U.S. U-17 MNT Falls to Saint Louis FC U-18's in PK's After 1-1 Regulation Draw

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 8, 2016) – The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team tied 1-1 and ultimately fell 5-4 in sudden death penalty kicks against the Saint Louis FC Academy U-18’s in front of 3,241 fans at the Worldwide Technology Soccer Park. The St. Louis side was made up of top players from two U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois.

The U-17 MNT started the match strong with an early 13th minute goal by Tonny Temple, assisted by George Acosta. The U.S. maintained the lead throughout the first half, but STLFC’s Jack Lynn found the equalizer in the first minute of the second half. Neither team was able to break the tie, so the game ended in a 1-1 draw and went directly to penalty kicks, resulting in a 5-4 win for STLFC.

STLFC’s Aedan Stanley buried the first PK in the back of the net, while George Acosta missed the first one for the USA. U-19 MNT goalkeeper Alex Budnik then saved STLFC’s fifth penalty kick, leveling the score and adding another dose of drama to an already thrilling match. Facing sudden death, STLFC goalkeeper Seth Stiebel converted the sixth PK and immediately saved U-17’s Carlo Ritaccio’s attempt.

The U-17 MNT will now look ahead to hosting two international games vs. Costa Rica on Oct. 22 and 24 in Bradenton, Fla.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Saint Louis FC Academy
Date: Oct. 8, 2016
Competition: Showcase Game
Venue: Worldwide Technology Soccer Park; St. Louis, Mo.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Weather: 55 degrees
Attendance: 3,241

Scoring Summary:         1          2          F          PKS                             
USA                                1          0          1          4
SLSG                             0          1          1          5

USA – Tonny Temple (George Acosta)                     13th minute
STLFC – Jack Lynn                                                 46

PENALTIES

STLFC

5

USA

4

Aedan Stanley

Make

George Acosta

Miss

Jack Maher

Make

Blaine Ferri

Make

Jack Lynn

Make

Josh Sargent

Make

Jacob Phillips

Make

Arturo Vasquez

Make

Orlando Arreola

Saved

Tonny Temple

Make

Seth Stiebel

Make

Carlo Ritaccio

Saved

USA Goalkeeper: Alex Budnik
STLFC Goalkeeper: Seth Stiebel

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces (12-Alex Budnik, 46); 3-Tristan Weber, 5-Arturo Vasquez, 4-Carlo Ritaccio, 2-Akil Watts (14-Ethan Bartlow, 63); 6-Isaac Angking (13-John Murphy, 85), 8-Blaine Ferri, 10-George Acosta; 11-Matthew Hundley (16-Indiana Vassilev, 63), 9-Joshua Sargent (Capt.), 7-Tonny Temple
Subs Not Used: 15-Jose Rivas, 18-Wilmer Cabrera, 22-Quantrell Jones, 32-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen
Head Coach: John Hackworth

STLFC: 1-Seth Stiebel; 3-Evan DeGreef (12-Chase Niece, 46), 4-Aedan Stanley (Capt.), 5-Jack Maher, 2-Reed Hawkins (21-Will Showers, 71); 16-Orlando Arreola, 8-Armando Sanchez (18-Blake Little, 46), 10-Nick Faddis (20-Jack Lynn, 46); 9-Jacob Phillips, 11-Ben Brodie (17-Sheridan Smith, 61), 7-Matteo Kidd (22-Kyle Barks, 84)
Subs Not Used: 0-Gage Steiner, 15-Kyle Swanner, 19-Alex Welch
Head Coach: Tim Lees, Kevin Stoll

Stats Summary: USA / STLFC
Shots: 12 / 2
Shots on Goal: 10 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 7
Offsides: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
STLFC – Chase Niece (Caution)                             55th minute
STLFC – Matteo Kidd (Caution)                              81

Officials:
Referee: Dule Djurasevic
Assistant Referee: Christopher Slane
Assistant Referee: Matt Geringer
Fourth Official: Matthew Rodman

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on artificial turf. The match was decided by penalties.

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The Best of Both Worlds for U-17 MNT's Josh Sargent

Every so often it happens that a player gets the opportunity to play in front of his home crowd. That’s the case for U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team player Joshua Sargent – except that for him it’s even sweeter – who will soon play with the U-17 National Team in his hometown against his boyhood club.

The U-17’s are set to face the Saint Louis FC U-18 Academy on October 8 in St. Louis. The STLFC U-18 team is made up of top players selected from two U.S. Soccer Development Academy programs: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois. A product of SLSG Missouri, Sargent began his academy play at the U-14 age group and has come up through the ranks of the club.

“It’s going to be really special for me” said Sargent. “I’m already happy just thinking about it and I know it’s going to be a great atmosphere. I’m excited to see everybody back home.”

When asked about Sargent’s development both on and off the field, SLSG Missouri Technical Director Kevin Kalish said, “Josh demonstrates holistically what we look for in a St. Louis Scott Gallagher player. Not only is he an extraordinary talent, but more importantly, he is a fantastic teammate and person that represents the values of the club. Josh has a very bright future in the game. His work rate and dedication to be a professional player is as good as it gets. We are excited for Josh's return to St. Louis and we are thrilled to welcome him back home at the club”.

Sargent has spent time with both the U-14 and U-15 National Teams, and started the Residency Program with the U.S. U-17’s in Bradenton, Fla. this past January. While being called up for the U-17 MNT is incredibly special to him, he knows he couldn’t have done it without a solid support structure back home.

“It has been great these past few years. Playing in the Development Academy has really improved my game and the coaches know what they’re talking about” says the O’Fallon, Mo. native. “The coaches are great guys. They’ve not only taught me how to be a better soccer player but how to become a better person overall. They’re the type of people that will take care of you, mentor you, and show you what to do and how to do it.”

Sargent also credits the Development Academy with much of his success as a player. He thrives off the faster pace and higher technical level of the Academy, and the competitiveness of the program has been a determining factor in his preparation to perform at a National Team level.

When it comes to his journey and his goals, Sargent admits to big dreams for the future. However, he also understands the opportunity he’s been given and how fortunate he is to have such a platform.

“My advice is to always keep working hard. There’s going to be obstacles in the way but you can’t get down on yourself. You have to keep pushing. You can only go up from here.”

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U-17 MNT Head Coach John Hackworth Names 20-Player Roster for Domestic Training Camp in St. Louis

CHICAGO (Oct. 5, 2016) - U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth named a 20-player roster for the team’s upcoming domestic training camp set to take place from Oct. 6-9 in St. Louis, Mo.

The U-17 MNT will face the Saint Louis FC U-18 Academy team at 7:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 8 at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park. The STLFC U-18 team will be made up of top players selected from two U.S. Soccer Development Academy member clubs: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri and St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois.

Of the 20 U-17 MNT players called up, 18 currently play for Development Academy clubs and 19 have Development Academy ties. Furthermore, 16 out of the 20 players are part of U.S. Soccer’s 2016 Fall Residency Program in Bradenton, FL. The USA roster will feature Josh Sargent, who will be playing against his current club team, SLSG Missouri.

This camp comes on the heels of the U-17’s training camp in Panama that wrapped up on Oct. 2, where the team registered a win and a loss against Panama and a tie against Mexican side Chorillo FC.

After St. Louis, the U-17 MNT will host Costa Rica twice on Oct. 22 and 24 in Bradenton, FL.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.), Quantrell Jones (Baltimore Celtic; Baltimore, Md.)                                                                                         

DEFENDERS (5): Ethan Bartlow (Crossfire Premier; Woodinville, Wash.), Carlo Ritaccio (BW Gottschee; Westbury, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Akil Watts (IMG Academy; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Tristan Weber (Unattached; San Clemente, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence R.I.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea FC; Southlake, Texas), John Murphy (Players Development Academy; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)                                                                                               

FORWARDS (6):  Wilmer Cabrera (IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.), Matt Hundley (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.), Niccolo Lemoine (IMG Academy; Livermore, Calif.), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Joshua Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.)             
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