2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament
VAL DE MARNE, France (Nov. 1, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team finished third out of four teams in the Val-de-Marne Tournament, after falling 3-0 to Russia and 2-0 to France.
The U-16s were coming off a strong 2-1 victory vs. England in their first matchup, but Russia proved to be a tough opponent to face in the U-16 BNT’s second fixture of the tournament. They found the back of the net early, taking a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute of the game. The USA was able to keep Russia’s attack at bay, but were not able to finish in the final third. Maksim Kutovoi’s second half brace in the 57th and 68th minutes sealed a 3-0 victory for Russia.
The U.S. then faced host France in their third and final match of the tournament. The entirety of the match was hard-fought, but France was able to get past U-16 BNT goalkeeper Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen in the 34th minute and once again in the 58th. The USA finished the tournament with a 1-2-0 overall record.
Next on the schedule for the BNT is the IMG Cup, set to take place from Dec. 11-19 in Bradenton, Fla.Read more
VAL DE MARNE, France (Oct. 26, 2016) – The U-16 Boys’ National Team rallied their way to a 2-1 comeback victory against England in their first match of the Val-de-Marne Tournament in France.
Both teams had opportunities in the first half of the game, but neither was able to capitalize in the final third. The stalemate continued throughout the half and the players headed back to the locker room level at 0-0.
The second half got underway and England was able to get on the board with a 58th minute penalty kick converted by Edmond Maghoma. However, they returned the favor just three minutes later, conceding a penalty kick to the USA. Ulysses Llanez had no trouble finding the back of the net, tying the game 1-1 in the 61st minute.
Llanez, not satisfied with a draw, took the reins of the match and produced a beautiful finish to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead, and ultimately the victory, in the second minute of second half stoppage time. This win brings the U-16 BNT’s record vs. England to 1-1-1 in 2016, having logged a 1-1 draw and a 4-2 loss against the England U-16’s in two friendlies back in February.
The U-16’s comeback win and Llanez’s brilliant performance earned him Man of the Match, along with a trophy presented by the mayor of Villejuif, France.
Next on the schedule for the U-16 BNT is a matchup against Russia on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. ET.
-U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team vs. England
Date: Oct. 25, 2016
Competition: 2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament
Venue: Stade Louis Dolly; Villejuif, France
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
ENG 0 1 1
ENG – Edmond Maghoma (penalty kick) 58th minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez (penalty kick) 61
USA – Ulysses Llanez 80 +2
USA: 22-Michael Collodi; 2-John Hilton, 4-Eduardo Blancas, 5-Leonardo Sepulveda, 3-Alexsi Morel (16-Ian Hoffman, 58); 8-Indiana Vassilev, 20-Luis Arriaga (10-Marcelo Palomino, 41), 6-Cameron Duke; 7-Jose Rivas, 17-Konrad de la Fuente, 11-Ulysses Llanez
Subs not used: 1-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen, 9-Stefan Stojanovic, 13-Julian Hinojosa, 14-Nico Benalcazar, 15-Azriel Gonzalez, 18-Eben Noverr, 19-Jackson Conway
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris
ENG: 1-Luca Ashby-Hammond; 3-Jordan Aina, 12-Remarl Williams, 6-Clinton Mola, 7-Arvin Appiah, 10-Edmond Maghoma, 4-Ben Cottrell (8-Elijah Dixon-Bonner, 62), 16-Alfie Matthews (2-Bali Mumba, 60), 11-Curtis Jones, 18-Rayhaan Tulloch, 9-Paul Glatzel
Subs not used: 5-Zico Asare, 13-Harry Seaden, 14-Leighton Clarkson, 15-Brennan Johnson, 17-Reece Devine
Head Coach: Dan Micciche
Stats Summary: USA / England
Shots: 8 / 4
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 1 / 3
Fouls: 7 / 2
Offside: 4 / 9
USA – Jose Rivas (caution) 40th minute
ENG – Jordan Aina (caution) 53
USA – Ian Hoffmann (caution) 65
Notes: Game was played with two 40 minute halves.Read more
2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament
|Luis Arriaga||F||5-6||115||Santa Rosa, California||Santa Rosa|
|Nico Benalcazar||D||5-10||155||Wilton, Conn.||New York City FC|
|Eduardo Blancas||D||5-10||135||Napa, Calif.||Real Salt Lake|
|Michael Collodi||GK||5-5||125||Frisco, Texas||FC Dallas Academy|
|Jackson Conway||D||5-9||165||Atlanta, Georgia||GA United|
|Konrad de la Fuente||F||5-7||130||Barcelona, Spain||Barcelona (Spain)|
|Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen||GK||6-1||160||Southwest Ranches, Fla.||Weston FC|
|Cameron Duke||D||5-3||100||Olathe, Kansas||Sporting Kansas City|
|Johan Gomez||F||5-8||130||Keller, Texas||FC Dallas|
|Azriel Gonzalez||M||5-8||140||Renton, Wash.||Seattle Sounders FC|
|John Hilton||D||5-3||125||Long Beach, California||Unattached|
|Julian Hinojosa||D||5-3||100||Garland, Texas||FC Dallas|
|Ian Hoffmann||D||5-7||125||Karlsruher, Germany||Karlsruher SC|
|Ulysses Llanez||F||5-3||110||Lynwood, California||Chivas USA|
|Alex Mendez||M||5-8||131||Los Angeles, Calif.||LA Premier|
|Alexsi Morel||D||5-7||136||Huntington Station, N.Y.||New York City FC|
|Eben Noverr||D||6-2||172||Highland Ranch, Colo.||Colorado Rapids|
|Marcelo Palomino||M||5-5||130||Houston, Texas||Houston Dynamo|
|Jose Rivas||F||5-4||120||Weston, Florida||Weston FC|
|Leonardo Sepulveda||D||5-11||119||Corona, Calif.||LA Galaxy|
|Stefan Stojanovic||F||5-6||135||Chicago, Illinois||Sockers FC|
|Indiana Vassilev||M||5-9||155||Savannah, Ga.||IMG Academy|
2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament
|Oct. 25||USA vs. England||2-1 W||Val de Marne, France
||USA vs. Russia||3-0 L||Val de Marne, France
||USA vs. France||2-0 L||Val de Marne, France
2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament Statistics
2016 Val-de-Marne Tournament Goalkeeping Statistics
Updated through Nov. 1, 2016