U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team advances to Copa México de Naciones semifinals with 1-0 win over Costa Rica
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Joe Gallardo Jr. scored the lone goal of the game as the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team’ defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Copa Mexico de Naciones in Mexico City, Mexico.
Gallardo scored in the 43rd minute, getting free and slamming home a header into the upper right corner of the Costa Rica goal. Costa Rica had gone down to 10 men just two minutes earlier when Anderson Naranjo was sent off. Gallardo has scored five goals so far in the tournament.
The U.S. will face Uruguay at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 16, in the tournament semifinals. Argentina and Paraguay face off in the other semifinal match at 12 p.m. CT. All matches in the tournament are 70 minutes long.
U.S. U-17 Boys’ National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Costa Rica U-15 BNT
Date: Aug. 14, 2013
Competition: Copa Mexico de Naciones
Venue: CECAP #1; Mexico City, Mexico
Kickoff: 10 a.m. CT
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny
** Games are only 70 minutes long**
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
CRC 0 0 0
USA – Joe Gallardo Jr. 43rd minute
USA: 1-Kevin Silva, 3-Edwin Lara, 15-Hugo Arellano, 5-Alexis Velela, 14-Tyler Adams, 7-Eric Calvillo, 16-Logan Panchot (6-Haji Wright, 44) (2-Matthew Olosunde, 72), 8-Alejandro Zendejas, 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Josh Perez, 9-Joe Gallardo Jr.
Subs not used: 12-Abraham Romero, 13-John Nelson, 17-Kevin Coleman, 18-Christian Albelo, 19-David Loera, 20-Nicholas Taitague
Not Available : 4-Daniel Barbir
Head Coach: Richie Williams
CRC: 3-Anderson Naranjo, 4-Luis Hernandez, 7-Gerald Contreras (6-Adrian Cheves, 44), 8- Sergio Nuñez (20-Luis Juarez, 60), 10-Jonathan Martinez, 11-Shawn Manley (5-Jose Gomez, 56), 12-Ian Smith, 13-Pablo Carmona (14-Daniel Arias, 60), 17-Brandon Salazas, 18- Leiner Araya, 19-Sergio Ramirez (15-Joseph Guido, 56)
Subs not used: 1-Allan Carillo, 2-Yael Lopez, 9-Lennon Matarrita, 16-Greivin Marchena
Head Coach: Edson Zuñiga Soto
CRC – Anderson Naranjo (caution) 7th minute
CRC – Sergio Nuñez (caution) 34
USA – Kevin Silva (caution) 36
CRC – Anderson Naranjo (caution) 40
CRC – Anderson Naranjo (sent off) 40
CRC – Jose Gomez (caution) 58