2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Quote Sheet
USA 0, JAM 1
March 11, 2015
U-17 MNT head coach RICHIE WILLIAMS
On the loss to Jamaica:
"We’re obviously very disappointed to lose the match in the way that we lost it, to lose any match. As we said, every team is competitive. With the amount of chances that we had, and didn’t score, and then to give up the one goal, we’re disappointed.”
On if the U.S. became unsettled after Jamaica scored:
"Yes, probably, because they figured they needed a goal. Maybe going forward too quickly and trying to get a goal right away when we had time left, so, possibly. We still had some chances and we just didn’t get it done.”
On the team not having the same possession as previous games, and if the physical nature of Jamaica affected the USA:
“I thought we had plenty of possession in the first half, and we had chances. That’s when you need to score, and we didn’t do that. In terms of the physicality, I think we were able to create opportunities and didn’t take the opportunities. The physicality part, if we take our chances early then we win the game.”
On how to regroup the team for the match on Sunday against a difficult opponent:
“They have another opportunity. With the format the way it is, we have a game on Sunday, and it’s for everything to go to the World Cup. So you better be motivated. We’ll regroup. We have three days until the game to get everyone back to full fitness. We’ll approach the game like we would any game and get out there and work to get the win.”
On the team starting the tournament strong but, coming up short the last two matches:
“I thought the game against Honduras was a positive result. Playing Honduras in Honduras and you’re able to get a draw, that’s very positive, and I thought we played well. And I thought we played well in the first half today against Jamaica. It’s just, again, you need to take your chances. You have to take responsibility in the final third and score, and we didn’t do that. For the large majority of the tournament we’ve played well. And today, no excuse, we just didn’t get the job done.”
On failing to get the direct berth to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup and now needing to win Sunday’s play-in match:
“Of course we wanted the first spot. That was our plan all along. And that was our approach, to win the group. Unfortunately that was not the case. Like I said, we have the opportunity due to the format of the tournament to have one more game and we’ll approach it in a way to go out and win the game.”
U.S. U-17 MNT defender MATTHEW OLOSUNDE
On what the team can take away from the match:
"One thing for sure we can take away is that the chances we get in a game, we can’t take them for granted. We need to capitalize on our opportunities.”
On having another chance to qualify for the World Cup on Sunday:
“We’re going to try to take these three days that we have to get mentally prepared and physically as well, to try to recover as much as possible and, come out flying for our next game.”
On what the players said to each other after the loss:
“Just to keep our heads up, don’t look down, and look towards our next game. We have to leave this game behind us.”
U.S. U-17 MNT defender TYLER ADAMS
On the team’s mindset after a disappointing result:
“We tell each other to keep our heads up. We’ve gone through mental conditioning and, that taught us a lot. We’ll take the experience but, we have to forget about the game and move on so we can focus on our next game.”
On how the team will prepare for whomever the opponent is on Sunday:
“The next three days are all about recovery. We have great trainers that will get everyone ready. We have to stay positive. We came to this tournament for one reason and that’s to make it to the World Cup, and we still have a chance to do that on Sunday.”
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (March 11, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will need to go through a playoff match to earn a berth to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup after Jamaica defeated the USA 1-0 at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.
Nicholas Nelson’s 57th-minute penalty kick was the difference maker in a tight match. Jamaica and the USA are level with 3-1-1 records and 10 points, but Jamaica takes the first-place lead based on the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Honduras (2-0-2, 8 points) and Guatemala (1-2-1, 4 points) play later Wednesday night to cap off Group A play. Honduras would move ahead of both Jamaica and the USA if it defeats Guatemala. The Group A and Group B winners of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship earn automatic berths to the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Two other CONCACAF teams will advance to the World Cup by virtue of playoff wins. The USA will play either at 4 or 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 15, based on the seeding of the second- and third-place teams for each group.
Earlier Wednesday, Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago played to a 2-2 draw in Group A action in a matchup of two teams that already had been eliminated from playoff contention. Cuba moved to 0-1-4 (4 points) and Trinidad & Tobago finished 1-4-0 (1 point).
In Group B, the field includes first-place Mexico (3-0-1, 10 points), second-place Canada (3-0-1, 10 points) and third-place Costa Rica (3-1-0, 9 points). All three teams have advanced to at least the playoff stage of the tournament and resume group play Thursday.
Goal Scoring Rundown:
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (penalty), 57th minute: Jamaica’s Donovan Dawkins crossed from the right side and USA center back Hugo Arellano was called for a handball in the box as the ball struck his left arm. Arellano, with his second yellow card in the tournament, is suspended for the USA’s final match. Donovan Dawkins took the subsequent penalty kick, slotting a right-footed, rolling shot toward the right of the frame. USA goalkeeper Will Pulisic had anticipated the shot going the opposite direction. USA 0, JAM 1 (FINAL)
Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
JAM – Jahmali White, 4th minute: Shortly after a Jamaica set piece chance, the USA went on the attack when Christian Pulisic provided an outlet pass to Josh Perez on the right. Perez crossed perfectly with his left foot to lead Alejandro Zendejas. White came off of his line to make a save with his legs.
JAM – Jahmali White, 7th minute: Midfielder Eric Calvillo made a surprising run onto the ball from about 40 yards out and struck it well with a shot headed toward the left of the frame. White did enough to get a glove on the ball as the shot also ricocheted off of the left post.
JAM – Ajeanie Talbott, 25th minute: Christian Pulisic’s through ball opened a strong scoring opportunity for Alejandro Zendejas behind the Jamaica defense. As Zendejas aggressively rushed toward the six-yard box with a shot from the right side, Talbott’s help defense bailed his team out as he deflected it away at the last second.
USA – Will Pulisic, 33rd minute: Shortly after Jamaica goalkeeper Jahmali White’s long boot toward the right side, Deshane Beckford ripped a shot from the far right of the box toward the far left post. Pulisic stretched to his right for a big save in the game’s best scoring chance to that point.
JAM – Jahmali White, 42nd minute: The goalkeeping continued to be the focal point in the first half when Jamaica’s defense made an errant outlet pass. USA forward Josh Perez stepped up well for the interception and dribbled up the right side. He cut the corner to the end line, where he dished to Alejandro Zendejas. Zendejas shot left-footed, aiming for the left of the frame, and White parried the ball enough to send the shot wide left for a U.S. corner kick.
JAM – Ajeanie Talbott, 52nd minute: For the second time in the match, Talbott’s recovery defense proved vital. The USA’s Haji Wright started an attack, dishing to Christian Pulisic in the middle who then led Alejandro Zendejas with a well-placed pass straight up the field. Zendejas headed in toward the left of the box and Talbott slid in to tackle the ball away for a USA throw-in.
Next on the Schedule:
The U-17 MNT will prepare for a playoff match at either 4 or 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 15, at Estadio Francisco Morazán in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
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- The U-17 MNT is 6-2-1 in international play this year.
- The USA moved to 3-2-1 all-time against Jamaica in this tournament’s history.
- Head coach Richie Williams’ starting lineup included a 4-3-3 formation, anchored by goalkeeper Will Pulisic and a defensive line of Matthew Olosunde at right back, Tyler Adams at left back and center backs Hugo Arellano and Alexis Velela. Pulisic and Olosunde have started in every qualifying match, while Arellano earned his fourth tournament start and Adams his second. Arellano wore the captain’s armband.
- The midfield trio featured Luca de la Torre, Eric Calvillo and the return of Christian Pulisic in an attacking role. Pulisic was injured during the USA’s win against Guatemala on March 5 and was an available bench option against Honduras but did not see the pitch.
- Up front, Alejandro Zendejas played in the middle, Haji Wright on the left and Josh Perez on the right. All three players earned their fourth starts in five qualifying games.
- In a three-minute span, the USA made its first two subs midway through the second half, both focused on the attack when the team was down a goal. In the 69th minute, the USA made its first sub as Joe Gallardo replaced Wright. Then in the 72nd minute, McKinze Gaines entered for Perez.
- The U.S. made its final sub in the 76th minute with Brandon Vazquez joining the attack to replace Velela.
- Arellano, who was called for the handball in the box that led to Jamaica’s lone goal, picked up his second yellow card in the tournament and is suspended for Sunday’s playoff match.
- The USA was shut out for the second time this year and the first time at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The only other occasion was a 2-0 loss to Panama on Feb. 4 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
-U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Jamaica U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: March 11, 2015
Competition: 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship; Group A
Venue: Estadio Francisco Morazan
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. Local)
Weather: 84 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
JAM 0 1 1
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (Penalty kick) 57th minute
USA: 1-Will Pulisic, 2-Matthew Olosunde , 4-Alexis Velela (19-Brandon Vazquez, 76), 5-Hugo Arellano (capt.), 18-Tyler Adams; 6-Eric Calvillo, 10-Christian Pulisic, 8-Luca de la Torre; (13-McKinze Gaines, 72), 20-Alejandro Zendejas, 11-Josh Perez 7-Haji Wright (9-Joe Gallardo, 69)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Kevin Silva, 3-John Nelson, 14-Tanner Dieterich, 15- Danny Barbir, 16-Tommy McCabe, 17-Pierre Da Silva
Head coach: Richie Williams
JAM: 13-Jahmali Waite, 2-Javian Brown, 5-Jahwani Hinds (capt.), 17-Ajeanie Talbott , 6-Fabian Grant, 11-Zaire Bartley, 15-Deshane Beckford (19-Nathaniel Adamolekun, 46), 16-Jahlanie Hammond (14-Hakim Williams, 76), 9-Nicholas Nelson, 8-Tajea Brown (4-Shandel Senior, 83), 3-Donovan Dawkins
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Akeem Chambers, 7-Peter Vassell, 10-Alex Marshall, 12-Antoniel Mullings, 18-Chris-Andrew Dixon, 20-Demar James
Head coach: Andrew Edwards
Stats Summary: USA / JAM
Shots: 13 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 4
Fouls: 7 / 14
Offside: 3 / 0
JAM – Fabian Grant (caution) 44th minute
USA – Hugo Arellano (caution) 56th
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (caution) 86th
Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Mora (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Paredes (MEX)
Fourth Official: Cesar Ramos (MEX)
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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (11 de marzo, 2015) – La Selección Masculina Sub-17 de Estados Unidos cayó contra Jamaica 1-0 con un gol desafortunado de penal de Nicholas Nelson en el segundo tiempo.
El penal de Nicholas Nelson en el minuto 57 fue la diferencia para Jamaica. EE.UU. y Jamaica tienen el mismo registro de 3-1-1 y 10 puntos, pero Jamaica avanza al primer lugar por el momento debido al resultado frente a frente.
Honduras (2-0-2, 8 puntos) juega contra Guatemala (1-2-1, 4 puntos) más tarde el miércoles por la noche para cerrar el Grupo A. Honduras podría sobrepasar a Jamaica y Estados Unidos si derrota a Guatemala. Los ganadores de los Grupos A y B avanzan a la final del Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF y clasifican directamente a la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA.
Estados Unidos se prepara para un partido a las 4 o 7 p.m. ET el domingo, 15 de marzo, en el Estadio Francisco Morazán en vivo por FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Go y Univisión Deportes.
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Resumen de Goles:
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (penal), minuto 57: En el minuto 55, Jamaica mandó un balón al área chica del lado derecho y Hugo Arellano intento sacar la pelota con el pecho, pero rebotó en su brazo. El árbitro apuntó al punto penal antes de anotar el nombre de Arellano en su libro. Nicholas Nelson tomó el penal con seguridad, enviando el balón al lado izquierdo de Pulisic, quien se lanzó a su derecha. USA 0, JAM 1
Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:
JAM – Jahmali Waite, minuto 4: Matthew Olosunde se abalanzó sobre un servicio de Josh Pérez y avanzó rápidamente a la portería, sólo contra el portero de Jamaica, pero Jahmali Waite mantuvo la calma y bloqueó el intento con su pecho.
JAM – Jahmali Waite, minuto 7: EE.UU. recuperó la pelota con un rifle de larga distancia de Eric Calvillo que forzó al portero de Jamaica Jahmali Waite a lanzarse a su derecha para hacer la atajada. El balón cayó rodando frente a la portería completamente abierta pero el intento de Haji Wright pegó en la parte exterior de la red.
USA – William Pulisic, minuto 33: William Pulisic fue llamado a la acción. El No. 15 de Jamaica por la banda derecha soltó un tiro fuerte y preciso de larga distancia, pero Pulisic reaccionó bien y se lanzó a su derecha para hacer la atajada.
JAM – Jahmali Waite, minuto 42: El portero de Jamaica tuvo que estirarse a su máxima capacidad luego de que Josh Pérez correteara un balón rápidamente por la banda derecha. Pérez pasó el balón para Alejandro Zendejas a su izquierda y el mediocampista jaló el gatillo con un disparo potente. El marcador se mantuvo 0-0 con un clavado preciso de Waite.
JAM – Jahmali Waite, minuto 74: McKenzie Gaines mantuvo posesión del balón por la banda derecha y con velocidad perdió a su marca. El recién ingresado al juego dejó ir un tiro fuerte al primer poste pero Waite atajó con los pies.
- La Selección Sub-17 tiene un registro de 6-2-1 en el 2015.
- Estados Unidos ahora tiene un registro de 3-2-1 contra Jamaica en este torneo.
- Arellano, quien fue amonestado por la mano que resultó en el penal de Jamaica, recibió su segunda tarjeta amarilla del torneo y está suspendido para el partido del domingo.
- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina Sub-17 de Estados Unidos -
Encuentro: Selección Masculina Sub-17 de Estados Unidos vs. Jamaica
Fecha: 11 de marzo, 2015
Torneo: Campeonato Sub-17 de CONCACAF 2015; Grupo A
Sede: Estadio Francisco Morazán; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Inicio: 7 p.m. ET
Asistencia: por determinarse
Clima: 84 grades; parcialmente nublado
Resumen de anotaciones: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
JAM 0 1 1
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (penal) minuto 57
USA: 1-Will Pulisic; 2-Matthew Olosunde, 4-Alexis Velela (19-Brandon Vazquez, 76), 5-Hugo Arellano, 18- Tyler Adams; 6-Eric Calvillo, 10-Christian Pulisic, 8-Luca de la Torre; 11-Josh Perez (13-McKinze Gaines, 72), 20-Alejandro Zendejas, 7-Haji Wright (9-Joe Gallardo, 69)
Suplentes no utilizados: 3-John Nelson, 12-Kevin Silva, 14-Tanner Dieterich, 15-Daniel Barbir, 16-Thomas McCabe, 17-Pierre Da Silva
Director Técnico: Richie Williams
JAM: 13-Jahmali Waite; 17-Ajeanie Talbott, 5-Jahwani Hinds (capt.), 6-Fabian Grant, 2-Javian Brown; 15-Deshane Beckford, 16-Jahlanie Hammond (14-Hakim Williams, 78), 8-Tajea Brown (4-Shandel Senior, 83); 3-Donovan Dawkins, 11-Zaire Bartley, 9-Nicholas Nelson
Suplentes no utilizados: 1-Akeem Chambers, 7-Peter Vassell, 10-Alex Marshall, 12-Antoniel Mullings, 18-Chris-Andrew Dixon, 19-Nathaniel Adamolekun, 20-Demar James
Director Técnico: Andrew Edwards
Resumen estadístico: USA / JAM
Tiros: 13 / 10
Tiros a Gol: 3 / 3
Atajadas: 2 / 3
Tiros de Esquina: 7 / 4
Faltas: 7 / 14
Fuera de Lugar: 3 / 0
Resumen de penalidades:
JAM – Fabian Grant (amonestación) minuto 44
USA – Hugo Arellano (amonestación) 56
JAM – Nicholas Nelson (amonestación) 86
Árbitro: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Juan Mora (CRC)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Miguel Paredes (MEX)
Cuarto Oficial: César Ramos (MEX)
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