L’ALFÁS DEL PI, Spain (Sept. 30, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team earned its second consecutive win at the 2012 AGS Cup in Spain with a 2-0 victory against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
The U.S., which beat Morocco 2-1 in the opening match of the tournament on Saturday, converted two second-half penalty kicks in the win. Forward Mukwelle Akale put the USA in front 1-0 in the 44th minute and defender Shaquell Moore doubled the lead 16 minutes later with another spot kick in the 60th minute.
All matches at in the competition are 80 minutes in length.
The U-17 MNT continues tournament play on Tuesday, Oct. 2 against Azerbaijan at 12:30 p.m. ET.
-U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Game Report-
Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. United Arab Emirates Under-17 Men
Competition: AGS Cup 2012
Location: L’Alfàs Del Pi, Spain
Date: Sept. 30, 2012
Weather: 65 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
UAE 0 0 0
USA – Mukwelle Akale (penalty) 44th minute
USA – Shaq Moore (penalty) 60
USA: 12-Paul Christensen; 3-John Requejo, Jr., 2-Shaq Moore, 14-Conor Donovan, 13-Elijah Martin; 16-Ben Swanson, 6-Rolando Muñoz, 20-Christopher Lema (10-Junior Flores, 78), 18-Corey Baird (11-Rubio Rubin, 56); 17-Wesley Wade (9-Ahinga Selemani, 74), 19-Mukwelle Akale (7-Alan Winn, 61)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Jeff Caldwell, 4-Jorge Miranda, 5-Tyler Turner, 8-Angel Heredia, 15-Bryce Cregan
Head Coach: Richie Williams
UAE: 1-Ghait Hussain Abdulla Slaman; 5-Ahmed Rashid Sultan Alkhabail (6-Hamad Mohamed Habib Ghulam Hussain, 64), 4-Sultan Firuz Khaif, 18-Sulaiman Rashed Ahmad Rashed Ali, 2-Omar Jumah Mohammed Alboat ; 16-Mohammed Abulrahman Ahmed Lashkari Eid (10-Bilal Khalid Mohammed Darwish Mohammed, 50), 19-Karam Ali Ghuloum Ali (3-Ahmed Salman Abdulla Salman, 70), 15-Almesmari Humaid Abdulla Ali Salmain, 11-Alharasi Khaled Khalfan Zayed Barout (20-Alzaabi Mayed Obaid Suhail Sabt, 40); 9-Alakberi Mohamed Salman Abdulla Salman, 12-AlshamsAbdulla Mohd Kazin Mohd (Alhasahmi Khalid Mohamed Ahmed Hussain, 40)
Substitutions Not Used: 7- Sultan Saeed Suwaide Saeed, 13- Ahmad Essa Juma Mohd, 14- Almansoori Mohamed Khaled Mohaamed, 17- Alshams Mohamed Hasan Khalifa Mohamed, 21- Khamis Khalid Kamis Bakhit, 22- Almesmari Saeed Khamesi Saeed, 24- Alhasahmi Khalid Mohamed Ahmed Hussain
UAE – Alakberi Mohamed Salman Abdulla Salman (caution) 27th minute