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Late Goal Sees U.S. U-17's Fall 3-2 To England

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida – The United States Under-17 Men’s National Team got second half goals from Chris Goslin and Andrew Carleton, but a late strike from Jadon Sancho saw the side fall 3-2 to the England Under-17 Men’s National Team to open up the 2015 Nike International Friendlies Wednesday at Premier Sports Campus.

England would find the first big chance of the game in the eighth minute as Nya Kirby collected the ball on the right side of the area, before unleashing a swerving blast that ringed off the top left corner of the goal.

The U.S. nearly bagged the first goal of the match in the 16th minute. Seeing England ‘keeper Thomas McGill well off his line, right back Bryan Perez cut inside and looped a hopeful ball toward the back post, but it didn’t dip quite enough, instead landing on the top-side netting.

England took back control of the match and hit the woodwork for the second time in the 20th minute. Following a dangerous England scramble in the box, the ball fell for Jadon Sancho on the left, who curled his effort off Alex Budnik’s cross bar.

Five minutes later, the visitors would find the game’s first goal. After a nice buildup in midfield, Sancho played Ryan Sessegnon into space on the left. Sessegnon powered to the end line before hitting a low cross for Daniel Loader who one-timed past Budnik in the 25th minute.

The U.S. stabilized things toward the end of halftime and came close again just before the break. George Acosta played a shorted corner to Andrew Carleton on the left, before Carleton returned the pass. Acosta drove toward goal and unleashed a low blast that England ‘keeper Thomas McGill kept out at the near post.

The U.S. would come out with renewed purpose early in the second half. In the 43rd minute, Chris Goslin’s long ball over the top was settled by Sargent who played halftime substitute Ayo Akinola through alone. Akinola drove toward goal but saw his low blast put out with a diving stop by McGill.

Following a series of corner kicks two minutes later, Andrew Carleton took a crack from distance before Sargent followed up with a closer shot, only to see McGill come off his line to make the save. The ball would pop out of the box where Chris Durkin collected before earning a free kick 25 yards from goal after a foul from Nya Kirby.

The U.S. would equalize on the ensuing effort as Chris Goslin’s right-footed blast froze McGill and tucked inside the upper left corner in the 46th minute.

With all to play for the U.S. continued to push forward in search of the go-ahead goal and it didn’t take long. Earning a corner kick in the 50th minute, Perez played short for Carleton on the left, who collected before being hauled down in the area, forcing referee Guido Gonzales, Jr. to point to the spot. Carleton decided to finish what he started, sending McGill left as his effort went right to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute.

England would work their way back, gaining a penalty kick of their own as Loader broke into the area before being upended at the top of the box by Perez as Gonzalez, Jr. again pointed to the spot.  This time, Sancho stepped up and wrong footed Budnik, pulling the game level at 2-2 in the 64th minute.

Just as the match looked destined to end in a draw, England would grab the game-winner in the dying moments. Marc Guehi’s dipping cross from the right picked out Sancho who flicked his effort past Budnik for his second goal of the game.

With the result, England (1-0-0; 3 pts.) sit atop the table with The Netherlands (1-0-0; 3 pts.) while the U.S. and Brazil sit 0-1-0 after their first matches of the tournament. The 2015 Nike International Friendlies continue on Friday, Dec. 4 as England faces Brazil at 3 p.m. ET followed by the U.S. against The Netherlands at 6 p.m. ET. Both matches will be shown live at youtube.com/ussoccer.

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

Match: United States U-17 Men’s National Team vs England Under-17 Men’s National Team
Date: December 2, 2015
Competition: 2015 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Weather: 79 degrees; mostly sunny

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                                0         2          2
ENG                                1          2          3

ENG -    Daniel Loader ( Ryan Sessegnon)          25th minute                
USA -    Chris Goslin                                                46
USA -   Andrew Carleton (penalty kick)               51
ENG -    Jadon Sancho (penalty kick)                   64                
ENG -   Jadon Sancho (Marc Guehi)                      80+3         

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alex Budnik, 2-Bryan Perez, 3-Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, 4-Jaylin Lindsey, 5-Ray McGann (capt.) (17-Ayo Akinola; 41), 6-Chris Durkin, 7-Timothy Weah (19-Tonny Temple, 61); 8-Chris Goslin (20-James Sands, 75); 9-Joshua Sargent, 10-George Acosta (13-Adrian Villegas, 61); 11-Andrew Carleton,
Subs not used: 12-Justin Garces, 13-Adrian Villegas, 14-Arturo Wasquez, 15-Jake Arteaga, 16-Blaine Ferri, 18-Chandler Vaughn
Head coach: John Hackworth

ENG: 1-Thomas McGill, 2-Marc Guehi, 3-Ryan Sessegnon, 4-Tashan Oakley Booth (14-Oliver Skipp, 72); 5-Jonathan Panzo, 6-Colin Rosler, 8-Nya Kirby (20-Ian Carlo Poveda, 60); 9-Daniel Loader, 10-Angel Gomes (capt.), 11-Jadon Sancho, 15-Timothy Eyoma
Subs not used: 7-Emile Smith Rowe, 12-Steven Sessegnon, 13-Curtis Anderson, 16-Zech Medley, 17-Phil Foden, 18-George McEachran, 19-Austin Samuels
Head coach: Dan Micciche

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 11 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 2
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 9
Fouls: 11 / 8
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
ENG -   Timothy Eyoma (caution)           70th minute
USA -   Chris Durkin (caution)                 69

Referee:                        Guido Gonzales Jr. (USA)
Asst. Referee 1:           Logan Brown (USA)
Asst. Referee 2:           Francisco Bermudez (USA)
4th Official:                   Matthew Kreitzer (USA)

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YNT U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2015

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team 00' vs. England U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: Dec. 2, 2015
Competition: 2015 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Weather: 79 degrees; Mostly sunny

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                              
USA                                0         2          2
ENG                                1          2          3

ENG - Daniel Loader ( Ryan Sessegnon)          25th minute                 
USA - Chris Goslin                                            46
USA - Andrew Carleton (penalty kick)             51
ENG - Jadon Sancho (penalty kick)                   64                 
ENG - Jadon Sancho (Marc Guehi)                   80+3         

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Alex Budnik; 2-Bryan Perez, 3-Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, 4-Jaylin Lindsey, 5-Ray McGann (capt.) (17-Ayo Akinola; 41); 6-Chris Durkin, 7-Timothy Weah (19-Tonny Temple, 61), 8-Chris Goslin (20-James Sands, 75), 9-Joshua Sargent; 10-George Acosta (13-Adrian Villegas, 61), 11-Andrew Carleton, 
Subs not used: 12-Justin Garces, 14-Arturo Wasquez, 15-Jake Arteaga, 16-Blaine Ferri, 18-Chandler Vaughn
Head coach: John Hackworth

ENG: 1-Thomas McGill; 2-Marc Guehi, 3-Ryan Sessegnon, 4-Tashan Oakley-Booth (14-Oliver Skipp, 72), 5-Jonathan Panzo; 6-Colin Rosler, 8-Nya Kirby (20-Ian Carlo Poveda, 60), 9-Daniel Loader, 10-Angel Gomes (capt.); 11-Jadon Sancho, 15-Timothy Eyoma
Subs not used: 7-Emile Smith Rowe, 12-Steven Sessegnon, 13-Curtis Anderson, 16-Zech Medley, 17-Phil Foden, 18-George McEachran, 19-Austin Samuels
Head coach: Dan Micciche

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 11 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 2
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 9
Fouls: 11 / 8
Offside: 1 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
ENG -   Timothy Eyoma (caution)           70th minute
USA -   Chris Durkin (caution)                 69

Officials:
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr. (USA)
Asst. Referee 1: Logan Brown (USA)
Asst. Referee 2: Francisco Bermudez (USA)
4th Official: Matthew Kreitzer (USA)

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Netherlands Opens 2015 Nike Friendlies with 3-0 Win vs. Brazil

Brazil battles the Netherlands in the opening match of the 2015 Nike International Friendlies. Hosted by U.S. Soccer at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida – In the opening game of the 2015 Nike International Friendlies, the Netherlands Under-17 Men’s National Team used a hat trick from Daishawn Redan to defeat the Brazil Under-17 Men’s Na Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2015

Late Goal Sees U.S. U-17's Fall 3-2 To England

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida – The United States Under-17 Men’s National Team got second half goals from Chris Goslin and Andrew Carleton, but a late strike from Jadon Sancho saw the side fall 3-2 to the England Under-17 Men’s National Team to open up the 2015 Nike International Friendlies Wednesday at Premier Sports Campus. England would find the first big chance of the game in the e Read more
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2015 Nike International Friendlies and DA Showcase Preview

The 2015 Development Academy Winter Showcase returns to the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., this week. Coinciding with the 2015 Nike International Friendlies, the showcase event begins Wednesday, Dec. 2 as the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team face England at 6 p.m. ET (live on ussoccer.com). The Winter Showcase has become an annual staple in the Academy calendar over the years a Read more
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US Kicks Off 2015 Nike International Friendlies Tuesday Against England

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team 00’ begins the new cycle that will culminate with the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India when it hosts the Nike International Friendlies this week at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Coinciding with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Winter Showcase, the U.S. U-15 BNT kicks off the round-robin tournament Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET against England (live on ussoccer.com).

U.S. U-15 BNT 00’ Notes

  • The U-15 BNT 00’ is 3-4-3 over 10 international matches in 2015.
  • Fifteen players on the Nike International Friendlies roster took part in the U-15’s run to the Tournament de Nazioni championship in Vipolze, Slovenia this past April and May.
  • The U-15 BNT 00’ opens the Nike International Friendlies against familiar foe England. The two sides played to a 2-2 draw on Aug. 16 and 3-3 draw on Aug. 19 in a pair of matches played in Burton-upon-Trent, England.
  • Defenders Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, Christopher Durkin and midfielders George Acosta and Adrian Villegas have appeared in all 10 matches for the U-15 BNT this year.
  • Andrew Carleton leads the U-15 BNT in scoring with six goals in 2015. He’s followed closely by Toronto FC Academy product Ayomide Akinola with five and Weston FC’s George Acosta with three.
  • Acosta and Timothy Weah hold the joint team lead for assists with four each in 2015.
  • Timothy Weah is the son of former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah.
  • The U.S. U-15 BNT will be coached by John Hackworth.

2015 Nike International Friendlies Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Netherlands vs. Brazil, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA vs. England, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Friday, Dec. 4
Brazil vs. England, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA s. Netherlands, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Sunday, Dec. 6
England vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA vs. Brazil, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster for 2015 Nike International Friendlies:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy, Glendora, Calif.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Bryan Perez (LA Premier FC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (4): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.) 

2015 U-15 BNT 00’ Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Venue

Goal Scorers

April 25, 2015

vs. Costa Rica

4-1 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Carleton (2), del Rosario (2)

April 26, 2015

vs. Croatia

6-2 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Akinola (4), Carleton (2)

April 27, 2015

vs. Slovenia

2-3 L

Vipolze, Slovenia

Goslin, Acosta

April 29, 2015

vs. Italy

0-0 D (5-4 PK)

Vipolze, Slovenia

-

May 1, 2015

vs. Austria

3-2 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Carleton (2), Weah

June 8, 2015

vs. Uruguay

0-1 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

-

June 10, 2015

vs. Argentina

1-2 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Licor

June 12, 2015

vs. Paraguay

1-3 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Acosta

Aug. 16, 2015

vs. England

2-2 D

Burton-upon-Trent, England

Villegas, Acosta

Aug. 19, 2015

vs. England

3-3 D

Burton-upon-Trent, England

Sargent, Durkin, Akinola

2015 U.S. U-15 BNT 00’ Statistics
Through Aug. 19, 2015

Player

Position

GP

GS

G

A

YC

RC

Hometown

Club

Acosta, George

MF

10

5

3

4

1

0

Hollywood, Fla.

Weston FC

Durkin, Christopher

DF

10

8

1

0

1

0

Glen Allen, Va.

D.C. United

Villegas, Adrian

MF

10

5

1

3

0

0

Hood River, Ore.

Portland Timbers

Cornfield-Saunders, Kelee

DF

10

9

0

1

1

0

San Marcos, Calif.

LA Galaxy

Carleton, Andrew

MF

8

5

6

0

0

0

Powder Springs, Ga.

Georgia United

Perez, Bryan

DF

8

5

0

0

1

0

Los Angeles, Calif.

LA Premier FC

Akinola, Ayomide

FW

7

4

5

3

1

0

Brampton, Ont.

Toronto FC

Goslin, Christopher

MF

7

4

1

0

0

0

Locust Grove, Ga.

FC Golden United

Arteaga, Jake

DF

7

4

0

0

0

0

Glendora, Calif.

LA Galaxy

Lindsey, Jaylin

DF

7

6

0

0

0

0

Charlotte, N.C.

Sporting Kansas City

Weah, Timothy

FW

6

3

1

4

0

0

Rosedale, N.Y.

Paris Saint-Germain

Ferri, Blaine

MF

6

4

0

0

0

0

Southlake, Texas

Solar Chelsea FC

Vaughn, Chandler

DF

6

5

0

0

0

0

Woodbridge, Va.

D.C. United

Budnik, Alexander

GK

4

4

0

0

0

0

Arlington Heights, Ill.

Sockers FC

McGann, Rayshaun

DF

3

3

0

0

0

0

Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Philadelphia Union

Sargent, Joshua

FW

2

1

1

0

0

0

O'Fallen, Mo.

Scott Gallagher Missouri

Sands, James

MF

1

1

0

1

0

0

Rye, N.Y.

New York Soccer Club

Dos Santos, Carlos

GK

1

1

0

0

0

0

Philadelphia, Pa.

Philadelphia Union

Garces, Justin

GK

0

0

0

0

0

0

Miami, Fla.

Kendall FC

Temple, Tonny

FW

0

0

0

0

0

0

Millville, Pa.

IMG Academy

Vasquez, Arturo

MF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mira Loma, Calif.

FC Golden State

Goalkeeper Statistics

Goalkeeper

GP

GS

GF

GA

SO

W

L

D

YC

RC

Budnik, Alexander

4

4

9

7

0

1

2

1

0

0

Dos Santos, Carlos

1

1

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

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U-17 MNT Dec 1, 2015

Hackworth Brings 20-Player Roster to 2015 Nike International Friendlies

CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2015) – U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team 00’ head coach John Hackworth named a 20-player roster that will compete at the 12th annual Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from Dec. 2-7.

U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team 00’ Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy, Glendora, Calif.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Bryan Perez (LA Premier FC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (4): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)

The tournament, which will return to Premier Sports Complex and run concurrently with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase, features two games on each of three match days. Beginning on Dec. 2, the U.S. faces England, then plays the Netherlands on Dec. 4 and finishes the competition against Brazil on Dec. 6. All of the USA’s games, which are scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. ET, will serve as the feature match of the evening, following the opening international match at 3 p.m. ET. All Nike Friendlies matches will be broadcast live on ussoccer.com.

2015 Nike International Friendlies Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 2
Netherlands vs. Brazil, 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. England, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Friday, Dec. 4
Brazil vs. England, 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. Netherlands, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Sunday, Dec. 6
England vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Fifteen players on the Nike International Friendlies roster took part in the U-15’s run to the Tournament de Nazioni championship in Vipolze, Slovenia this past April and May.

The USA and Brazil have battled for the tournament title each of the past two years, with the U.S. earning a dramatic 4-1 victory over the Brazilians in 2013, but falling a year later in the teams’ final match of the competition.

U.S. Soccer’s Nike Friendlies were established in 2001 to provide top-level competition for the U.S. U-17 MNT and is one of the premier annual events on the youth soccer calendar. 

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U-17 MNT Dec 1, 2015

Schedule Set for 2015 Nike International Friendlies and Development Academy Winter Showcase

CHICAGO (Nov. 24, 2015) – The 2015 Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase will take place at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from Dec. 2-7.

During the competition, the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team (’00) will take on teams from Brazil, England and the Netherlands. The U-15 BNT and its opponents consist of players born in the year 2000 or after, who will aim to represent their countries at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. Led by head coach John Hackworth, the USA’s roster for the tournament will be released in the coming days. 

The tournament will feature three doubleheaders, with the USA playing in the later game of each match day. The U.S. is set to play England on Dec. 2, the Netherlands on Dec. 4 and will round out the competition against Brazil on Dec. 6.

All matches will be streamed on ussoccer.com and U.S. Soccer’s YouTube page with Mike Pepper again providing commentary for a third year running. The first game of each match day will kick-off at 3 p.m. ET with the USA game following at 6 p.m. ET.

The Academy Winter Showcase will again simultaneously take place alongside the Nike Friendlies. The U-17/18 teams of BW Gottschee and Chargers Soccer Club will compete on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. ET, and the Philadelphia Union U-15/16 will play against LA Galaxy U-15/16 on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. ET.

The Nike Friendlies began in 2001 to provide top-level competition for men’s Youth National Teams, and has become a premier annual event for youth soccer. In 2008, U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy joined for the Winter Showcase, allowing the U.S. Scouting Network to evaluate players from across the country at different age levels.

2015 Nike International Friendlies and DA Winter Showcase Viewing Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Netherlands vs. Brazil, 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. England, 6 p.m. ET

Thursday, Dec. 3
BW Gottschee U-17/18 vs. Chargers Soccer Club U-17/18, 3 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec. 4
Brazil vs. England, 3 p.m. ET
USA s. Netherlands, 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 5
Philadelphia Union U-15/16 vs. LA Galaxy U-15/16, 3 p.m. ET

Sunday, Dec. 6
England vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m. ET
USA vs. Brazil, 6 p.m. ET

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U-17 MNT Nov 24, 2015
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