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2016 Nike International Friendlies

Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Player, Coach and Referee Development Maximized at 2016 Winter Showcase

In conjunction with the Nike International Friendlies, the 2016 Development Academy Winter Showcase proved to be another landmark event in U.S. Soccer’s mission to develop world class players, coaches and referees. The combined event, which drew in over 20,500 spectators, 400 scouts and 40 U.S. Soccer technical staff members, allowed for the three major development areas to blend together in a single, concentrated, world-class environment.

With the Nike International Friendlies serving as a marquee international event alongside the Winter Showcase, attendees were able to witness two distinct initiatives of U.S. Soccer: the U- 15/16 and U-17/18 age groups of the Development Academy and the U-17 U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team. Visibility of the Youth National Team allowed visitors to further understand one of U.S. Soccer’s key efforts to supplement development and provide international opportunities so that elite players can progress to the next level. With the U-17 Men’s National Team sweeping the tournament with wins over Portugal (7-1), Turkey (5-1) and Brazil (3-0), spectators and Academy players realized the international standard while being exposed to a world class player development environment.

From a coach development standpoint, the Winter Showcase paired 106 coach instructors with the U.S. Soccer coaching education staff and technical advisors. Coach education programming during the event included an Academy Directors Course and a National Instructor Workshop. The Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendly games allowed for a one of a kind learning experience as instructors were able to teach and explain concepts using elite player examples in live settings.

Of the 565 referees who applied to officiate at the event, 171 applications were accepted. This pool represented 44 State Associations and each referee held a minimum Grade 7, with 14 holding a National Grade (4-3). The elite company of referees across the U.S. landscape were greeted by U.S. Soccer officials who were on hand to identify high-potential referees. Utilized as a referee education platform, the Winter Showcase brought in 27 U.S. Soccer referee mentors to spend time with each referee, giving them individual and crew evaluations, feedback and assessment after each game. The 27 mentors represented 18 State Associations and included National Coaches, FIFA referees, MLS referees, PRO staff and National Assignors. The elite level competition on the field allowed for each dedicated referee to continue their development in a high intensity environment.

On the field, the ideal world-class environment allowed for 436 players to be identified for National Team opportunities by U.S. Technical Advisors, Scouts, and Youth National Team Coaches. Off the field, the hyper-focused environment allowed for supplemental meetings, data collection and training opportunities to help players develop in the other aspects of the game. This commitment from U.S. Soccer gave players another unique opportunity to develop further in areas such as mental training and preparation.

“We are very pleased with the efforts and outcome of the Winter Showcase,” U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director Jared Micklos said. “The mission of the Development Academy is to develop world-class players. To develop into a world-class player, our athletes need to train and compete in positive learning environments that are conducive to their individual development pathway. This environment includes providing a first class facility with the highest quality coaches and referees possible so that each have their own development pathway to becoming world-class in their respective roles. The Winter Showcase ties our three major sporting initiatives together and maximizes the opportunity to develop world-class players, coaches and referees by providing a world-class event.”

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U-17 MNT ACADEMY Jan 9, 2017

USA Wins 2016 Nike International Friendlies with 3-0 Victory vs. Brazil

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2016) – Goals from Ayo Akinola, Josh Sargent and Timothy Weah led the U.S Under-17 Men’s National Team to a 3-0 victory against Brazil, clinching the 2016 Nike International Friendlies title on Sunday night at Premier Sports Campus. The championship marks the U-17 MNT’s third Nike International Friendlies title since 2010 and first since 2013. After Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 4, 2016

Penalty Kicks on Both Sides of Halftime Give Portugal 2-0 Win vs. Turkey

Portugal takes on Turkey to begin the final matchday of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies; Hosted by U.S. Soccer at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 4, 2015) – Though they were playing on for pride in their final match of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, Portugal and Turkey each brought their ‘A’ games to the Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 4, 2016

U.S. U-17 MNT to Wrap Up 2016 Nike International Friendlies with Brazil Clash | 5pm ET

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2016) – After defeating Portugal 7-1 and Turkey 5-1 in their first two meetings of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team looks to continue their streak of dominant performances when it takes on a strong Brazil team on Sunday. Both teams have yet to experience defeat in the round-robin tournament, but the USA maintain Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 4, 2016

Braces from Akinola and Carleton Give USA 5-1 Win vs. Turkey at Nike Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2016) – The first 23 minutes of Friday’s Nike International Friendlies nightcap belonged to the visiting Turkey U-17 team. The 67 minutes that followed, however, were dominated by a faster, more physical and more creative USA side in front of 3.933 fans at Premier Sports Complex.

With the American Outlaws chanting and the Blue Skye Pipes and Drums band constantly orchestrating the sound of bag pipes, it became very clear which team had home-field advantage.

After a fourth minute goal from Recep Gül handed the hosts their first deficit of the tournament, the USA was unable to match the tenacity and grit of Turkey in the first 20 minutes of the contest. But after a couple of body-sacrificing stops by USA goalkeeper Justin Garces and a clever assist by Josh Sargent to find Andrew Carleton in the 24th minute, the USA never looked back. Five additional goals later and the USA needs a draw or better in Sunday’s tournament finale against Brazil to claim the 2016 Nike International Friendlies title.

“That’s a really difficult Turkey team to play against,” U-17 MNT head coach John Hackworth said. “To go down a goal early in the game and not have it going our way was tough. Our resolve, problem-solving and finding a way to get back in the game was excellent. “We just kept pushing and pushing. I think we showed our quality there in the end and that was the difference.”

2016 Nike International Friendlies Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

2

2

0

0

6

12

2

+10

Brazil

2

1

0

1

4

7

5

+2

Portugal

2

0

1

1

1

4

10

-6

Turkey

2

0

2

0

0

3

9

-6

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Brazil, who overcame a two-goal deficit to earn a late 3-3 draw with Portugal on Friday, has been impressive throughout the tournament and will prove to be a great test for the U.S. defense. That game can be seen live on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and ussoccer.com on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt) and Facebook

Goal Scoring Rundown:

TUR - Recep Gül, 4th minute: Originating from a creative exchange from Atalay Babacan and Yunus Akgün, from 25 yards out, the attack appeared to be stifled bythe  USA, but a missed slide tackle by Blaine Ferri left the ball in a vulnerable spot, allowing a clean run-on opportunity for Recep Gül on the left side. Streaking down the left side, Gül took two touches with the ball to create enough space to rocket the loose ball into the top shelf, gliding the ball over a sliding James Sands of USA and past Justin Garces. USA 0, TUR 1

USA - Andrew Carleton, 24th minute: Coming off a Turkey turnover, the USA’s Ayo Akinola kept the ball inbounds along the left sideline and used his speed to create space and send a cross to Josh Sargent who lowered the crossing pass and stuck his right foot out to gift Andrew Carleton a chance from 12 yards out with nothing but the goalie in front of him. Carleton proceeded to side-foot the ball low and away, finding an open gap to the right of the goalkeeper to level the score. USA 1, TUR 1

USA - Andrew Carleton, 44th minute: A long throw in from the left from Christopher Gloster was flicked down by Akinola where it found the feet of Carleton. The Atlanta United FC Academy product turned on a dime and placed his opportunity to the right of goalkeeper Eren Bilen for his second of the night and fourth of the tournament. USA 2, TUR 1

USA - Ayo Akinola, 60th minute: A through ball played to the right side of the 18 from Carleton connected with Sargent, who one-touched a cross to the middle. From the opposite (left) side, Akinola found himself shoulder-to-shoulder with a Turkish defender and buried Sargent’s one-timer to hand the U.S. a two-goal lead. USA 3, TUR 1

USA - Ayo Akinola, 67th minute: With constant pressure from the USA forwards, a low-flying Turkish clearance was immediately intercepted by Sargent who jumped to settle the ball with his chest. Sargent then sent a sliding through ball to George Acosta, who delayed his one-on-one opportunity and played across for Akinola who finished his second of the night. USA 4, TUR 1

USA - Timothy Weah, 86th minute: A Turkey offside called high up towards the midfield line set up a free kick for the USA, who swung the ball behind the Turkish defense and just outside the right side of the penalty area. U.S. substitute Sergino Dest saw the opportunity for a chase and using his speed to get to the ball first, sent a hopeful cross to the middle. Turkey goalkeeper Eren Bilen was only able to skim his on the ball, allowing Timothy Weah to tap home the rebound from seven yards out. USA 5, TUR 1

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:

USA - Justin Garces, 16th minute: After a mis-timed clearance from Arturo Vasquez, Turkey attacker Yunus Akgün’s attempt was turned away when Garces sacrificed his body to make the save. Just seconds later, Garces recovered to punch out a dangerous looping cross.

TUR - Eren Bilen, 23rd minute: A Josh Sargent dummy allowed a through ball to reach Jaylin Lindsey who put a solid cross on target for Ayo Akinola to take a targeted swipe at the ball, only to be denied by the right arm of a diving Eren Bilen.

TUR - Ozan Muhammed Kabak, 47th minute: With Josh Sargent slowing down on a break-away and winding up to swing, an oncoming Ozan Muhammed Kabak perfectly timed sliding challenge took away a clear-cut opportunity just after halftime.

- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Turkey
Date: Dec. 2, 2016
Competition: 2016 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus Stadium Field; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: 3,933
Weather: 60 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary:               1          2          F
USA                             2          3          5         
TUR                             1          0          1         

TUR - Recep Gül                                            4th minute
USA – Andrew Carleton (Josh Sargent)        24
USA – Andrew Carleton (Ayo Akinola)           44
USA – Ayo Akinola (Josh Sargent)                60
USA – Ayo Akinola (George Acosta)             67
USA – Timothy Weah                         86

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces; 2-Jaylin Lindsey (13-Sergino Dest, 71), 4-James Sands, 5-Arturo Vasquez, 3-Christopher Gloster (16-Rayshaun McGann, 71); 8-Blaine Ferri, 6-Christopher Durkin (18-Indiana Vassilev, 78), 10-George Acosta (20-Isaac Angking, 78); 7-Ayo Akinola, 9-Josh Sargent (capt.) (19-Timothy Weah, 71), 11-Andrew Carleton (17-Bryan Reynolds, Jr., 84)
Subs not used: 12-Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos, 14-Carlo Ritaccio, 15-Carlos Asensio
Head coach: John Hackworth

TUR: 12-Eren Bilen; 18-Ramazan Emirhan Civelek, 5-Ozan Muhammed Kabak, 9-Amed Öncel, 2-Bekir Melih Gökcimen; 6-Enes Islam Ilki (16-Sefa Akgün, 46), 8-Kerem Atakan Kesegin, 4-Abdussamed Karnuçu (3-Kudret Oben Saraçoğlu, 62, 15-Furkan Yildirim, 74), 7-Recep Gül (capt.) (13-Berkay Görmez, 31); 17-Yunus Akgün, 10-Atalay Babacan
Subs not used: 1-Ozan Can Oruç, 11-Mehmet Sait Üzümcü, 14-Hasan Ali Adıgüzel
Head coach: Mehmet Hacioglu

Stats Summary: USA / TUR
Shots: 15 / 7
Shots on Goal: 8 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 7
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Christopher Durkin (caution)                      42nd minute
TUR – Ozan Muhammed Kabak (caution)     56

Officials: 
Referee: Michael Radchuk (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Christopher Elliott (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jeffrey Skinker (USA)
4th Official: Farhad Dadkho (USA)

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U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2016

Brazil and Portugal Draw 3-3 in Wild Back-and-Forth Match at 2016 Nike Friendlies

Brazil tackles Portugal to begin the second matchday of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies;
Hosted by U.S. Soccer at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2016) -  A hat trick from Portugal’s Umaro Embalo wasn’t enough to stave off a second half onslaught from Brazil as Paulo Henrique, Vinicius Jr., and a stoppage time free kick from Alan Souza forced a 3-3 draw in Friday’s first match at the 2016 Nike International Friendlies.

Determined to bounce back from their 7-1 defeat to the United States on Wednesday, Portugal was charged from the first whistle.

A Seleção’s initial chance came in the eighth minute when Rafael Camacho intercepted a ball at midfield allowing a quick shot from distance from Bernardo Souza that saw Brazil goalkeeper Arthur Gazze parry to his left. Portugal winger Embalo pounced on the rebound, but Gazze was quick off his line to turn away the follow-up attempt.

Emboldened from the earlier opportunity, Embalo would break the ice for Portugal four minutes later. After building up down the right, captain Mamadou Kone lobbed a forward ball for the Benfica attacker, who took it in stride before unleashing a lethal, right-footed blast past Gazze.

Ever active, Embalo continued to provide danger in the 24th minute when he worked down the right side before turning in a low cross that saw Brazil center back Mattheus Stockl redirect on goal, only to be bailed out by Gazze who fell backward to save off the line. 

Portugal continued to find success up the right flank just before halftime when Romario Baro chipped into space for Embalo. Taking the ball in stride, Embalo muscled off his marker before sending a right-footed effort inside the lower, left post to take Portugal into the locker room up 2-0.

Brazil came out raring to go in the second half, coming close with two chances in the 54th minute. The first occurred on a well-worked combination, as Vinicius Jr. laid off for Paulo Henrique, who returned the pass before the active attacker pulled his shot just wide of the left post.

Seconds later, a cross from Wesley Andrade picked out Vinicius Jr. unmarked at the left post, but the Brazil forward’s header glanced wide of the bar.

Vinicius Jr. finally broke through in the 57th minute when he made a penetrating run into the box on the left before playing a ball across the area where Paulo Henrique one-timed over the line, beating the late dive of Portugal ‘keeper Joao Monteiro.

Brazil nearly pulled things level four minutes later. Following a corner kick that trailed through the box, Vinicius Jr. collected at the top of the penalty area where he hit a curling effort that clanged off the top right corner of the bar.

Portugal restored their two-goal lead in the 82nd minute when Leandro Campos nodded a long ball over the top from Kone into the path of Embalo. The attacker took the ball down well and earned his hat trick by firing a low blast that snuck inside the left post.

Backs to the wall, Brazil responded with some magic of their own to earn a point. In the 82nd minute, Vinicius Jr. received a ball out of midfield and drove down the left side before a beautiful left-footed effort left Monteiro flat-footed as it crept inside the opposite post.

Earning a free kick outside the area, Brazil equalized just before full-time when Alan Souza bent a beautiful take inside the top left post, forcing Portugal to share the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

With the result, Brazil temporarily sits atop the table with four points from two matches heading into their tournament finale against the USA on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. Portugal has one point from two matches and will end the 2016 Nike International Friendlies against Turkey at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Both matches can be seen live on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook Page, YouTube channel and ussoccer.com.

- 2016 Nike International Friendlies Match Report -

Match: Brazil U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Portugal U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: Dec. 2, 2016
Competition: 2016 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus Stadium Field; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: N/A
Weather: 79 degrees; clear skies

Scoring Summary:               1          2          F
BRA                                       0          3          3         
POR                                       2          1          3         

PORUmaro Embalo (Mamadou Kone)                   12th minute
PORUmaro Embalo (Romario Baro)                      45
BRAPaul Henrique (Vinicius Jr.)                            57
PORUmaro Embalo (Mamadou Kone)                   82
BRA – Vinicius Jr. (Matheus Stockl)                          85
BRA – Alan Souza                                                      90+2

Lineups:
BRA: 12-Arthur Gazze; 15-Kevin Kelsey (6-Kazu, 46), 4-Matheus Stockl, 3-Vitor Eduardo, 2-Wesley Andrade (13-Lucas Rosa, 86); 16-Luan Pereira (9-Lincoln Correa, 46), 5-Gustavo Henrique (10-Alan Souza, 46), 17-Rodrigo Nestor, 7-Paul Henrique (18-Helio Junio, 67); 8-Vitinho (19-Denilson Rodrigues, 86), 11-Vinicius Jr. (Capt.)
Subs not used: 1-Gabriel Brazão, 14-Geovani Marinho, 20-Savio Santos
Head coach: Carlos Amadeu

POR: 1-Joao Monteiro; 5-Joao Pedro Monteiro Oliveira, 4-Tiago Djalo, 3-Goncalo Loureiro, 2-Mamadou Kone (Capt.); 10-Bernardo Sousa (20-Andre Almeida, 67), 6-Afonso Sousa (16-Henrique Jocu, 67), 8-Romario Baro; 11-Rafael Camacho (18-Pedro Neto, 58), 9-Tiago Rodrigues (19-Leandro Campos, 58), 7-Umaro Embalo (15-Tiago Dantas, 90)
Subs not used: 12-Joao Goncalo; 13-Joao Ferreira, 14-Baba Fernandes, 17-Rodrigo Conceicao
Head coach: Jose Guillherme

Stats Summary: BRA / POR
Shots: 12 / 11
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 9 / 21
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
BRA – Kazu (caution)                                                 52nd minute
POR – Romario Baro (caution)                                   76
POR – Henrique Jocu (caution)                                  80
POR – Joao Pedro Monteiro Oliveira (caution)          90+4

Officials: 
Referee: Joseph Dickerson (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Adrienne McDonald (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jeremy Weed (USA)
4th Official: Victor Rivas (USA)     

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U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2016

U-17 MNT Faces Turkey On Day Two of 2016 Nike Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2016) – Coming off a dominant 7-1 victory over Portugal on Wednesday, the United States U-17 Men’s National Team looks for its second win at the 2016 Nike International Friendlies when they take on Turkey on Friday night at Premier Sports Campus. In the tournament's opening game, Turkey played Brazil close before falling 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The USA currently stands atop the round-robin tournament standings with three points, edging Brazil on goal difference.

Friday’s Nike International Friendlies schedule begins with Brazil taking on Portugal at 3:30 p.m., followed by the U-17 MNT against Turkey at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can follow all the action LIVE on ussoccer.com, as well as U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

2016 Nike International Friendlies Tournament Standings & Schedule

2016 Nike International Friendlies Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

1

1

0

0

3

7

1

+6

Brazil

1

1

0

0

3

4

2

+2

Turkey

1

0

1

0

0

2

4

-2

Portugal

1

0

1

0

0

1

7

-6

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Brazil 4, Turkey 2
USA 7, Portugal

Friday, Dec. 2
Portugal vs. Brazil – 3:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Turkey – 7 p.m. ET

Sunday, Dec. 4
Turkey vs. Portugal – 1:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil – 5 p.m. ET

U.S. U-17 MNT Notes

  • The U-17 MNT is 17-4-6 over 27 international matches in 2016.
  • The last time the two sides met came on Turkish soil, where the USA fell 3-1 in the 2016 Aegean Cup championship game on January 23 inside Mumin Ozkasap Stadium in Izmir, Turkey. The lone USA goal was scored by Adrian Villegas in the 76th minute. Malik Karaahmet (19’), Enes Islam Ilkin (24’) and Recep Gul (50’) each recorded a goal for Turkey during the 80-minute contest.
  • In Turkey’s 4-2 loss to Brazil on Wednesday, Atalay Babacan provided the assist on Abdussamed Karnuçu’s 54th minute goal before converting a penalty kick in the 72nd minute.
  • USA captain Josh Sargent is coming off one of his best performances of the year, recording a hat trick in what proved to be a physically dominant performance against Portugal.
  • Six of seven goals in the USA’s 7-1 win vs. Portugal were score by players that hail from U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs.
  • The U-17 MNT has only lost four out of 27 international matches played this year, with the losses coming vs. Romania, Turkey, Mexico and Panama.
  • 14 players on the USA Nike International Friendlies roster are currently enrolled in U.S. Soccer’s 2016 Fall Residency program.
  • Toronto FC Academy product Ayomide Akinola leads the U-17 MNT in scoring with 16 goals in 2016. He is followed by St. Louis Scott Gallagher’s Josh Sargent with twelve and Weston FC’s George Acosta with 10.
  • Timothy Weah is the son of former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah.
  • The U.S. U-17 MNT will be coached by John Hackworth.

U.S. U-17 MNT Roster for 2016 Nike International Friendlies:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Penn.), Justin Garces (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United FC; Roswell, Ga.), Sergino Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Carlos Ritaccio (BW Gotschee; Westbury, N.Y.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence, R.I.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Tex.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (5): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Bryan Reynolds Jr. (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Tex.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.) Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)

2016 U-17 MNT Results

Record 17-4-7 (28 matches, 27 international)

Date

Opponent

Result

Venue

Goal Scorers

Jan. 18, 2016

vs. Romania

0-1 L

Kusadasi, Turkey

--

Jan. 19, 2016

vs. Greece

2-1 W

Adnan Menderes, Turkey

Carleton, Temple

Jan. 21, 2016

vs. Belgium

2-0 W

Adnan Menderes, Turkey

Carleton, Sargent

Jan. 23, 2016

vs. Turkey

1-3 L

Mumin Ozkasap, Turkey

Villegas

March 22, 2016

vs. Brazil

1-1 D

Poire-Sur-Vie, France

Akinola

March 24, 2016

vs. England

2-2 D

Poire-Sur-Vie, France

Acosta(2)

March 26, 2016

vs. Russia

4-0 W

Bretignolles-Sur-Mer, France

Acosta(2), Akinola(2)

March 28, 2016

vs. France

3-2 W

Montaigu, France

Weah, Acosta(2)

April 15, 2016

vs. Canada

3-1 W

Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Acosta, Goslin, Carleton

April 17, 2016

vs. Canada

3-1 W

Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Carleton, Akinola(2)

May 15, 2016

vs. Tanzania

1-1 D

Goa, India

Akinola

May 19, 2016

vs. India

4-0 W

Goa, India

W. Sands(2), Vaughn, Negrete

May 21, 2016

vs. South Korea

0-0 D

Goa, India

--

May 23, 2016

vs. Malaysia

2-1 W

Goa, India

Sargent(2)

May 25, 2016

vs. South Korea

1-1 D (0-1 aet)

Goa, India

Carleton

Aug. 25, 2016

vs. Portugal

3-3 D

Mexico City, Mexico

Carleton(2), Akinola

Aug. 26, 2016

vs. Qatar

2-1 W

Mexico City, Mexico

Jones, Akinola

Aug. 28, 2016

vs. Mexico

3-6 L

Mexico City, Mexico

Akinola, Vasquez, Acosta

Sept. 15, 2016

vs. Guatemala

8-0 W

Bradenton, Fla.

Sands, Akinola(2), Sargent(2), Jones, Angking(2)

Sept. 17, 2016

vs. Guatemala

9-0 W

Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Akinola(2), Sargent(2), Jones(3), Durkin, Gloster

Sept. 27, 2016

vs. Panama

3-1 W

Panama City, Panama

Akinola, Acosta, Carleton

Oct. 1, 2016

vs. Panama

0-2 L

Panama City, Panama

--

Oct. 8, 2016

vs. Saint Louis FC

1-1 D

St. Louis, Mo.

Temple

Oct. 22, 2016

vs. Costa Rica

3-1 W

Bradenton, Fla.

Reynolds, Ferri, Sargent

Oct. 24, 2016

vs. Costa Rica

4-0 W

Bradenton, Fla.

Ferri, Sargent, Acosta, Akinola

Nov. 2, 2016

vs. Jamaica

3-0 W

Kingston, Jamaica

Akinola, Sargent, Temple

Nov. 6, 2016

vs. Jamaica

4-0 W

Kingston, Jamaica

Acosta, Carleton(2), Reynolds

Nov. 30, 2016

vs. Portugal

7-1 W

Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Sargent (3), Carleton (2), Akinola, McGann



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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
3-0 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 4,072 Akinola, Sargent, Weah
5-1 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 3,933 Carleton(2), Akinola(2), Weah
7-1 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Carleton(2), Sargent(3), Akinola, McGann

2016 Nike Friendlies - Bradenton, Fla. - Nov. 30-Dec. 4

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-7 131 Miami, Fla. North Carolina FC
F 5-9 182 Brampton, Ontario Toronto FC
M Providence, R.I. New England Revolution
D 5-7 Rosewell, Georgia Georgia United
F 5-8 145 Powder Springs, Ga. Atlanta United FC
D 5-7 136 Almere-Stad, Netherlands Ajax (Netherlands)
GK 6-3 170 Philadelphia, Penn. S.L. Benfica
D 5-11 170 Glen Allen, Va. D.C. United
M 5-8 171 Southlake, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
GK 6-1 162 Miami, Fla. Atlanta United FC
D 5-9 155 Montclair, N.J. New York Red Bulls
D 5-9 156 Charlotte, N.C. Sporting Kansas City
D 5-10 143 Palm Beach, Fla. Philadelphia Union
F 6-2 165 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
M Westbury, N.Y. BW Gottschee
D 5-11 162 Rye, N.Y. New York City FC
F 5-11 174 O'Fallen, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher
M Mira Loma, Calif. FC Golden State
M 5-9 159 Savannah, Ga. Unattached
F 6-0 145 Rosedale, N.Y. Paris Saint-Germain

2016 Nike Friendlies - Bradenton, Fla. - Nov. 30-Dec. 4

George Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Club:
North Carolina FC

Ayo Akinola

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
182

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario

Club:
Toronto FC

Isaac Angking

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Providence, R.I.

Club:
New England Revolution

Carlos Asensio

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rosewell, Georgia

Club:
Georgia United

Andrew Carleton

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Sergino Dest

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
136

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Almere-Stad, Netherlands

Club:
Ajax (Netherlands)

Carlos Dos Santos

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Penn.

Club:
S.L. Benfica

Christopher Durkin

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Glen Allen, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Blaine Ferri

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
171

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Southlake, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea SC

Justin Garces

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Chris Gloster

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Jaylin Lindsey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
156

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Rayshaun McGann

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Bryan Reynolds

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Matteo Ritaccio

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Westbury, N.Y.

Club:
BW Gottschee

James Sands

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rye, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Josh Sargent

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
174

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
O'Fallen, Mo.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher

Arturo Vasquez

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mira Loma, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
Unattached

Timothy Weah

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rosedale, N.Y.

Club:
Paris Saint-Germain


Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 3
3
0 0 15
2
+13 9
 Brazil 3
1 1
1
7
8
-1
4
 Portugal 3
1
1 1
6
10
-4 4
Turkey 3
0 3
0 3 11
-8 0

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Nov. 30 Brazil vs. Turkey 4-2 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Nov. 30 USA vs. Portugal 7-1
Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 2 Portugal vs. Brazil 3-3 Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 2 USA vs. Turkey 5-1
Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 4 Turkey vs. Portugal 0-2
Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Dec. 4 USA vs. Brazil 3-0
Premier Sports Complex; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Updated through Dec. 4, 2016

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2016 Nike International Friendlies Stats

Record: 3-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Acosta, George
M
3 3 230 0 2 2 1/0
Akinola, Ayo F
3 3 246 4 3 11 0/0
Angking, Isaac M
3 0 40 0 0 0 0/0
Asensio, Carlos D
1 0 8 0 0 0 0/0
Carleton, Andrew F
3 3 218 4 1 9 2/0
Dest, Sergino D
3 0 32 0 0 0 0/0
Dos Santos, Carlos GK
0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Durkin, Chris M
3 3 249 0 1 1 2/0
Ferri, Blaine M
3 3 254 0 1 1 0/0
Garces, Justin GK
3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Gloster, Chris D
3 3 250 0 0 0 0/0
Lindsey, Jaylin D
3 3 250 0 0 0 1/0
McGann, Rayshaun D
3 0 77 1 0 2 1/0
Reynolds, Bryan F
3 0 34 0 2 2 0/0
Ritaccio, Carlo M
1 0 4 0 0 0 0/0
Sands, James M
3 3 221 0 0 0 0/0
Sargent, Josh F
3 3 242 4 2 10 1/0
Vasquez, Arturo M
3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Vassilev, Indiana M
1 0 13 0 0 0 0/0
Weah, Timothy
F
3 0 65 2 0 2 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
3 3 270 15 12 40 8/0
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 2 1 5 1/0

2016 Nike International Friendlies Stats

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Dos Santos, Carlos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Garces, Justin 3 3 270 15 2 0 1.00 3-0-0
Totals 3 3
270 15 2
0 1.00 3-0-0
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 2 15 0 5.00 0-2-0

Updated through Dec. 6, 2016

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