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2015 Václav Ježek Tournament

Pardubice, Czech Republic
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U-17 MNT Closes Out Vaclav Jezek Tournament with 2-1 Win Against Ukraine

HLINSKO; Czech Republic (Aug. 22, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team closed out its run in the Vaclav Jezek tournament with a win against Ukraine.

Ukraine found the net first, but the U.S. came from behind with a pair of second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Joe Gallardo.

The U-17’s now return to the USA where they will continue preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The USA opens group play against Nigeria on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. ET in Santiago, followed by Croatia on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. ET in Vina Del Mar and Chile on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET in Vina Del Mar.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team United vs. Ukraine
Date: Aug. 22, 2015
Competition: 22nd International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek
Venue: Hlinsko; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. local
Weather: 65 degrees

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                                                         
USA                            0          2          2        
UKR                            1          0          1         

UKR-Akhmed Alibekov (Penalty)                 42 minute
USA-Christian Pulisic (Josh Perez)                63
USA-Joe Gallardo (Christian Pulisic)             81                       

Lineups:
USA: 12-Kevin Silva; 2-Alexis Velela (3-John Nelson, 59), 5-Daniel Barbir, 14-Tanner Dieterich, 13-Reginald Cannon; 16-Tommy McCabe, 6-Tyler Adams (8-Luca de la Torre, 59), 18-Eric Calvillo (capt.)(10-Christian Pulisic, 59); 7-Josh Perez (20-Alejandro Zendejas, 75), 17-Haji Wright, 19-Joe Gallardo
Subs Not Used: 1-Will Pulisic, 4-Hugo Arellano, 9-Brandon Vazquez, 11-Pierre Da Silva, 15-Auston Trusty
Head Coach: Richie Williams  

UKR: 23-Yaroslav Herasymenko (1-Vadym Shevchuk, 46); 2-Dmytro Bondar, 3-Mykyta Velychenko, 15-Stanislav Hudz 4-Yevhen Korochov (10-Roman Vantukh, 34); 6-Vladyslav Dubinchak (14-Ivan Antoniuk, 71), 9-Akhmed Alibekov (capt.), 7-Ivan Kaliuzhnyi; 11-Nazariy Rusyn, 8-Artem Kozak, 16-Yurii Zavinskyi
Subs Not Used: 5-Ruslan Marushka, 13-Mykola Shaparenko
Head Coach: Volodymyr Tsytkin

Misconduct Summary:
UKR-Vladyslav Dubinchak (Caution)             58th minute
UKR-Dmytro Bondar (Caution)                      87
USA-Alejandro Zendejas (Caution)                87
USA-Haji Wright (Caution)                             91       

Officials:
Referee: Kotyza Vaclav
Referee 2: David Benes
Referee 3: Jaroslav Bednar

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U-17 MNT Aug 22, 2015

U-17 MNT Concludes Vaclav Jezek Tournament Group Play with 1-1 Draw Against Slovakia

SVITAVY, Czech Republic (Aug. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team wrapped up group play at the Vaclav Jezek Tournament with a 1-1 draw against Slovakia. Slovakia got off to the better start, going on the attack early and converting for the game’s opening goal in the 30th minute. The U.S. response was strong, as the team fortified its defensive efforts and countered Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 21, 2015

U-17 MNT Continues Vaclav Jezek Tournament with 1-1 Draw Against Slovenia

SVITAVY, Czech Republic (Aug. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team bounced back in the Vaclav Jezek Tournament with a 1-1 draw against Slovenia. Alejandro Zendejas scored the opening goal of the game. Haji Wright was the architect and he bent in a perfect cross that Zendejas jumped to head home in the 17ht minute. The U.S. maintained the lead for much of the match, but Slo Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 19, 2015

U-17 MNT Drops Vaclav Jezek Tournament Opener 4-2 to Russia

VYSOKE MYTO, Czech Republic (Aug. 18, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team dropped its Vaclav Jezek Tournament opener to Russia, 4-2, surrendering a trio of second half goals. It was Russia that drew first blood, with Alexandr Lomovitskiy burying a penalty in the 13th minute. The U.S. was quick to respond, leveling when Joshua Perez scored a penalty of his own in the 17th. Ten Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 18, 2015

Williams Names Roster for U-17 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 13, 2015) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster that will head to Pardubice, Czech Republic, for the 2015 U-17 International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek, which runs from Aug. 14-22. The U-17’s begin play on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when they face Russia. The team will play again the following day on Aug. 19 against Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 13, 2015

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Pulisic, Gallardo
1-1 D Zivanice; Czech Republic Trusty
1-1 D Svitavy; Czech Republic Zendejas
2-4 L Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic Perez, Arellano

2015 U-17 MNT Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-9 150 Wappingers Falls, N.Y. New York Red Bulls
D 6-0 162 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-3 175 Allentown, Pa. West Bromwich Albion (England)
M 5-7 138 Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-9 145 Port Chester, N.Y. Orlando City SC Academy
M 5-9 140 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
D 6-1 164 Nashville, Tenn. Real Salt Lake Academy
F 5-8 140 San Diego, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
M 5-10 161 South Orange, N.J. Players Development Academy
D 5-9 153 Medina, Ohio Internationals
D 6-1 158 Trenton, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
F 5-5 138 La Habra, Calif. Unattached
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
GK 5-11 170 Mechanicsville, Va. Richmond United
GK 6-1 181 Bethlehem, Pa. Players Development Academy
D 6-2 171 Media, Pa. Bethlehem Steel
F 6-3 175 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5-8 155 San Diego, Calif. New York Cosmos
F 6-2 160 Los Angeles, Calif. New York Cosmos
M 5-5 142 El Paso, Texas FC Dallas

2015 U-17 MNT Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament

Tyler Adams

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Daniel Barbir

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

Club:
West Bromwich Albion (England)

Eric Calvillo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Pierre Da Silva

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

Club:
Orlando City SC Academy

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Tanner Dieterich

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
164

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

Club:
Real Salt Lake Academy

Joe Gallardo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Thomas McCabe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
161

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
South Orange, N.J.

Club:
Players Development Academy

John Nelson

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
153

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Medina, Ohio

Club:
Internationals

Matthew Olosunde

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Trenton, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Josh Perez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
La Habra, Calif.

Club:
Unattached

Christian Pulisic

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hershey, Pa.

Club:
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

William Pulisic

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Mechanicsville, Va.

Club:
Richmond United

Kevin Silva

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
181

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bethlehem, Pa.

Club:
Players Development Academy

Auston Trusty

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
171

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Media, Pa.

Club:
Bethlehem Steel

Brandon Vazquez

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Alexis Velela

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Haji Wright

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Alejandro Zendejas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
142

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2015 Vaclav Jezek Tournament Stats

Record: 2-1-2 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Tyler Adams D 3 3 238 0 0 0 0/0
Hugo Arellano D 3 2 225 1 0 2 1/0
Daniel Barbir D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Eric Calvillo M 3 2 193 0 0 0 0/0
Reginald Cannon D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Pierre da Silva F 2 2 160 0 0 0 0/0
Luca de la Torre M 4 2 257 0 0 0 0/0
Tanner Dieterich D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Joe Gallardo F 3 2 169 1 0 0 0/0
Thomas McCabe M 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
John Nelson D 4 3 257 0 0 0 1/0
Matthew Olosunde D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Josh Perez F 4 2 195 1 1 3 0/0
Christian Pulisic M 4 3 257 1 1 3 1/0
Will Pulisic GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Kevin Silva GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0
Auston Trusty D 2 2 180 1 0 2 0/0
Brandon Vazquez F 2 2 133 0 0 0 0/0
Alexis Velela D 3 3 193 0 0 0 0/0
Haji Wright F 4 2 227 0 1 1 1/0
Alejandro Zendejas M 3 2 196 1 0 2 1/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
4 4 360 6 3 15 6/0
Opponent Totals
4 4 360 7 0 14 6/0

2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Will Pulisic 2 2 180 3 5 0 2.50 0-1-1
Kevin Silva 2 2 180 3 2 0 1.00 1-0-1
Totals 4 4 360 6 7 0 1.75 1-1-2
Opponent Totals 4 4 360 7 6 0 1.50 1-1-2

Updated through Aug. 22, 2015

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