CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team took on Nike’s The Chance Team in a domestic friendly on Monday afternoon at The Home Depot Center. Behind a first half brace by Bubakary Sonko, who was assisted by Development Academy product Brian Iloski on both goals, The Chance took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The U-17’s got on the score sheet with an own goal in the 58th minute but The Chance responded with a Marco Di Lauro tally in the 65th minute for a 3-1 lead.
Rubio Rubin tallied a brace with goals in the 71st and 83rd minutes to tie the score at 3-3. However, Saifeddine Alami Bazza’s 89th-minute tally put The Chance up for good at 4-3.
Match: USA U-17 MNT vs. Nike’s The Chance Team
Date: Feb. 4, 2013 @ 3:00pm PST
Competition: Domestic Friendly
Venue: The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
Weather: 65 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 3 3
Nike 2 2 4
Nike-Bubakary Sonko (Brian Iloski) 4th minute
Nike-Bubakary Sonko (Brian Iloski) 34
Nike-Own Goal 58
Nike-Marco Di Lauro (Jose Figura) 65
USA-Rubio Rubin (Alan Winn) 71
USA-Rubio Rubin (Corey Baird) 83
Nike-Saifeddine Alami Bazza 89
USA: 1-Jeff Caldwell, 3- John Requejo Jr., 5- Justen Glad, 4- Erik Palmer-Brown, 2- Shaq Moore, 8- Chris Lema, 16-Ben Swanson (19-Junior Flores, 59), 10- Corey Baird, 11- Alan Winn (18- Wesley Wade, 87), 9- Ahinga Selemani (15- Bradford Jamieson, 68), 7- Rubio Rubin
Subs not used: 6- Angel Heredia, 12- Paul Christensen, 13- Caleb Smith, 14- Conor Donovan, 17- Nate Kohl,
Head Coach: Richie Williams
Nike’s The Chance Team: GK (not on roster), 17- Fernando Canales (3-Dimitris Komnos, 46), 5-Marco Di Lauro, 6- Dario Ven den Buijs, 2- Gonzalo Balbi (15- Petar Golubovic, 46), 18- Saifeddine Alami Bazza (14- Ryosuke Kinoshita, 46), 7-Teboho Charlie Tsotetsi, 10-Joel Bravo (12- Ismail, H’Maidat, 46), 11-Brian Iloski, 4-Kirill Laptev (8-Jose Figura, 46), 9- Bubakary Sonko
Subs not used:
Head Coach: Jimmy Gilligan