LE POIRE SUR VIE, France (March 24, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team equaled England with a 2-2 draw thanks to two goals by forward George Acosta.
In the first half, the U.S. fell behind 2-0 by the 37th minute. But Acosta scored just a minute before halftime, to narrow the score before halftime.
Acosta came through again just minutes before the final whistle, equalizing off a penalty kick drawn by Nicolas Morillo in the 76th minute.
The U.S. will take on Russia at Bretignolles Sur Mer, France on March 26 at 12 p.m. ET to finish the group stage of the tournament.
- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -
Match: United States U-17 Men’s National Team vs. England
Date: March 24, 2016
Competition: 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu
Venue: Le Poire Sur Vie, France
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Weather: 45 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
ENG 2 0 2
ENG - Morgan Gibbs White 33rd minute
ENG - Kane Wilson 37
USA - George Acosta (Blaine Ferri) 39
USA - George Acosta (Penalty Kick) 76
USA: 12-Justin Garces; 13-Arturo Vasquez (18-Niccolo Lemoine, 72), 4-Chris Durkin (capt.), 15-Jake Arteaga (14-Kelee Cornfield Saunders, 69), 3-Rayshaun McGann; 6-James Sands (8-Christopher Goslin, 41), 10-Blaine Ferri (2-Jean Julien Foe Nuphaus, 41), 20-George Acosta; 17-Timothy Weah (7-Ayomide Akinola, 41), 9-Josh Sargent, 11-Andrew Carleton (19-Nicolas Garcia Morillo, 41)
Subs Not Used: 1-Alex Budnik, 16-Adrian Villegas, 5-Tyler Shaver
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris
ENG: 13-Harrison Male; 2-Marcel Lavinier, 12-Kane Wilson,16-Robert Strachan, 3-Zechariah Medley; 4-Matthew O'Riley, 7-George McEachran (capt.), 10-Phillip Foden; 19-Rhian Brewster (9-Daniel Loader, 69), 17-Reo Griffiths (14-Oliver Skipp, 55), 18-Morgan Gibbs White
Subs Not Used: 1-Alexander Cull, 6-Jonathan Panzo,11-Ian Poveda Ocampo, 15-Jadon Sancho, 20-Angel Gomes
Head Coach: Dan Micciche
USA - James Sands (caution) 36th minute
ENG - George McEachran (caution) 44
USA - Jake Arteaga (caution) 65
USA - Christopher Goslin (caution) 70
USA - Arturo Vasquez (caution) 72
Referee: Philippe Vinche
Assistant Referee: Damien Boudaud
Assistant Referee: Sullivan Landrain
4th official: Olivier Perraccdeau
Player of the match: George Acosta
*Match was 80 minutes and played on natural grass.