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Global Oct 25, 2016

U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team tops Costa Rica in two friendlies

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BRADENTON, Fla. (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team hosted Costa Rica in their Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy home base for two international friendlies on Oct. 22 and 24. The U.S. delivered two convincing victories, winning both matchups 3-1 and 4-0, respectively.

The first match on Oct. 22 started off slow, with both opponents getting a feel for each other, until Bryan Reynolds Jr. took matters into his own hands and put the USA on the scoreboard in the 30th minute. Blaine Ferri kicked off the second half with a 47th minute goal assisted by Christopher Gloster to extend the U-17’s lead. Andres Gómez gave life to Costa Rica with a 52nd minute goal, but Josh Sargent found the back of the net and silenced all doubts in the 63rd minute to secure a 3-1 USA victory.

The U.S. came storming out of the gates in the second matchup on Oct. 24, with Blaine Ferri only needing two minutes to connect with Andrew Carleton for the first goal of the match. Josh Sargent added another tally for the U-17 MNT in the 34th minute assisted by Christopher Durkin, bringing the striker’s record to two goals and one assist in two matches vs. Costa Rica.

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The second half was a continuation of the USA show, with George Acosta pushing up the scoreline to 3-0 in the 65th minute and Ayo Akinola delivering the finishing blow in the 85th minute. Isaac Angking and Zyen Jones assisted the third and fourth goals, respectively, while goalkeeper Justin Garces recorded a shutout in the U-17 MNT’s dominant 4-0 victory against Costa Rica.

Next on the schedule for the U-17 MNT is a training camp in Kingston, Jamaica, where the team will face the Jamaica U-17 Men’s National Team on Nov. 2 and 6 in preparation for the 2016 Nike International Friendlies in December.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: Oct. 22, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy Stadium; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Weather: 65 degrees

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

USA – Bryan Reynolds Jr. (Joshua Sargent)                 30th minute
USA – Blaine Ferri (Christopher Gloster)                                   47
CRC – Andres Gómez                                                  52
USA – Joshua Sargent (Christopher Goslin)                 63

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces; 3-Christopher Gloster, 5-Arturo Vasquez (Capt.), 4-James Sands, 2-Sergino Dest (14-Jaylin Lindsey, 73); 6-Christopher Durkin, 8-Blaine Ferri (16-Isaac Angking, 83), 10-George Acosta (18-Christopher Goslin, 59); 7-Bryan Reynolds Jr. (23-Tonny Temple, 73), 9-Joshua Sargent (21-Zyen Jones, 83), 11-Andrew Carleton
Subs Not Used: 12-Alex Budnik, 13-Carlos Asensio, 15-Carlo Ritaccio, 17-Will Sands, 19-Alejandro Pereira, 20-Adrian Villegas, 22-Quantrell Jones, 24-Chandler Vaughn, 25-Akil Watts
Head Coach: John Hackworth

CRC: 18-Kevin Chamorro; 17-Walter Cortez, 4-Karin Arce, 5-Fernan Farreon, 13-Byron Suarez; 6-Felipe Flores (11-Jose Rodolfo, 46), 8-Christian Muñoz (Capt.) (14-Ronier Bustamante, 68), 16-Jurgen Seguiera, 7-Josue Abarca; 9-Mario Mora (15-Josue Serrano, 73), 10-Andres Gómez (19-Yecsi Jarquin, 78)
Subs Not Used: 1-Brandon Calvo, 2-Andres Hernandez, 3-Orlando Galo, 12-Esteban Mata, 20-Alexander Roman
Head Coach: Breansse Camacho

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 9 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7/ 4
Fouls: 8 / 8
Corner Kicks: 3 / 1
Offside: 9 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Kevin Chamorro (caution)                       29th minute
USA – Christopher Goslin (caution)                   72
USA – Andrew Carleton (caution)                       79

Officials:
Referee: Matthew Miscannon
Assistant Referee: Alexander Derostaing
Assistant Referee: Stephen Richardson Jr.
Fourth Official: Elvis Osmanovic

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: Oct. 24, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: IMG Academy Field 11; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 75 degrees

Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
USA                             2          2          4
CRC                             0          0          0

USA – Blaine Ferri (Andrew Carleton)               2nd minute
USA – Joshua Sargent (Christopher Durkin)     34
USA – George Acosta (Isaac Angking)              65
USA – Ayo Akinola (Zyen Jones)                          85

Lineups:
USA: 1-Justin Garces; 3-Christopher Gloster, 5-Arturo Vasquez (Capt.), 4-James Sands, 2-Sergino Dest (14-Jaylin Lindsey, 32); 6-Christopher Durkin, 8-Blaine Ferri (16-George Acosta, 62), 10-Isaac Angking; 7-Bryan Reynolds Jr. (21-Zyen Jones, 78), 9-Joshua Sargent (19-Ayo Akinola, 69), 11-Andrew Carleton (17-Will Sands, 78)
Subs Not Used: 12-Alex Budnik, 13-Carlos Asensio, 15-Chandler Vaughn, 18-Christopher Goslin, 20-Adrian Villegas, 22-Quantrell Jones, 23-Matthew Hundley, 24-Tristan Weber, 25-Jose Bencomo
Head Coach: John Hackworth

CRC: 1-Brandon Calvo, 17-Walter Cortez, 2-Andres Hernandez (3-Orlando Galo, 46), 4-Karin Arce, 5-Fernan Farreon; 8-Christian Muñoz (Capt.) (20-Alexander Roman, 46),14-Ronier Bustamante (9-Mario Mora, 46), 16-Jurgen Seguiera; 11-Jose Rodolfo, 10-Andres Gómez (7-Josue Abarca, 69) 12-Esteban Mata (19-Yecsi Jarquin, 46)
Subs Not Used: 6-Felipe Flores, 13-Byron Suarez, 18-Kevin Chamorro, 15-Josue Serrano
Head Coach: Breansse Camacho

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 10 / 3
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Fouls: 10 / 20
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Offside: 12 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Jurgen Seguiera (caution)            45th minute
CRC – Yecsi Jarquin (caution)                          54
USA – Christopher Gloster (caution)                 77
CRC – Alexander Roman (caution)                   90

Officials:
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Assistant Referee: Hassan Belmnahia
Assistant Referee: Frank Villaizan
Fourth Official: Stephan Richardson Jr.

Please note: Match was 90 minutes on natural grass.