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 minutes later the U-17’s took the lead when Hugo Arrellano scored.
Russia came out with intensity in the second half with Lomovitskiy scoring a pair of goals within five minutes (63’ and 68’) to complete his hat trick and give his team a lead, which it would hold until the final whistle.
The U-17’s will be back in action tomorrow when they face off with Slovenia.
-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Aug. 18, 2015
Competition: Vaclav Jezek Tournament
Venue: Vysoke Myto; Czech Republic
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Weather: 61 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 0 2
RUS 1 3 4
RUS Alexandr Lomovitskiy (penalty) 13th minute
USA Joshua Perez (penalty) 17
USA Hugo Arellano 27
RUS Alexandr Lomovitskiy 63
RUS Alexandr Lomovitskiy 68
RUS Boris Tsygankov 82
USA: 1- Will Pulisic; 3- John Nelson, 5- Daniel Barbir, 4- Hugo Arellano (capt.), 2- Alexis Velela; 6- Tyler Adams, 8- Luca de la Torre, 10- Christian Pulisic; 11- Pierre Da Silva, 9- Brandon Vazquez (19- Joe Gallardo, 73), 7- Josh Perez (17- Haji Wright, 73)
Subs Not Used: 12- Kevin Silva, 13- Reginald Cannon, 14- Tanner Dieterich, 15- Auston Trusty, 16- Tommy McCabe, 18- Eric Calvillo, 20- Alejandro Zendejas
Head Coach: Richie Williams
RUS: 12- Alexandr Maksimenko; 18- Amir Garilov, 4- Nikita Kalugin (capt.), 14- Andrei Zakharov, 3- Konstantin Kotov (15- Semen Matviichuk, 45); 7- Alexandr Lomovitskiy, 8- Anatoly Anisimov, 10- Boris Tsygankov, 11- Dmitrii Pletnev (13- Egor Denisov, 45); 16- Artem Selyukov (17- Nikolay Prudnikov, 32) 6- Konstantin Kuchaev, 51)
Subs Not Used: 1- Denis Adamov, 2- Andrei Kudriavtcev, 5- Alexey Tataev, 9- Fedor Chalov
Head Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov
Stats Summary: USA / RUS
USA-John Nelson (Caution) 44
USA-Christian Pulisic (Caution) 59
RUS-Amir Garilov (Caution) 63
RUS-Boris Tsygankov (Caution) 64
RUS-Andrei Zakharov (Caution) 75
Referee: Blaschke Michal
Referee 2: Jacisko Jakub
Referee 3: Lukes Zdenek
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 Slovenia and will conclude group play on Aug. 21 against Slovakia. The opponent for a final placement game, which will be played on Saturday, Aug. 22, will be determined following the conclusion of group play.
The U.S. competed with its U-18 team in this tournament a year ago, and defeated Ukraine 1-0 to take the title.
The trip will serve as part of the U-17’s continued preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where the team has been grouped with Nigeria, Croatia and Chile. The USA kicks off with the first game of that tournament on Oct. 17.
Nineteen players on the roster have ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): William Pulisic (Richmond United; Mechanicsville, Va.), Kevin Silva (Players Development Academy; Bethlehem, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Danny Barbir (West Bromwich Albion; Allentown, Pa.), Tanner Dieterich (Real Salt Lake Academy; Nashville, Tenn.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union Academy; Media, Pa.), Alexis Velela (New York Cosmos; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappinger Falls, N.Y.), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Luca de la Torre (Fulham; San Diego, Calif.), Thomas McCabe (Players Development Academy; South Orange, N.J.), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; Hershey, Pa.), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas; El Paso, Texas)
FORWARDS (5): Pierre da Silva (Orlando City SC Academy; Port Chester, N.Y.), Joe Gallardo (C.F. Monterrey; San Diego, Calif.), Josh Perez (Unattached; La Habra, Calif.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)