U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team ties Honduras, beats Costa Rica in the Copa Saprissa Internacional
The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team tied Honduras 1-1 in the second game of the Copa Saprissa. Corey Baird scored the lone U.S. goal in the 28th minute.
In their third match of the tournament, the U-17’s defeated Costa Rica 3-2. Rubio Rubin opened the scoring in the 18th minute and John Requejo, Jr., tallied the team’s second goal in the 32nd minute.
Costa Rica pulled one back just before halftime in the 35th minute before Rolando Muñoz scored the third and final goal for the U.S. in the 57th minute. Costa Rica scored again in the 62nd minute but couldn’t find the equalizer.
All matches at the tournament are 70 minutes long. The U.S. will next face Chorrillo FC on June 26, and before closing out the tournament against Mexico on June 27.
Match: USA U-17 MNT vs. Honduras
Competition: Copa Saprissa Internacional
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Date: June 24, 2012
Weather: 75 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
Honduras 1 0 1
HON – Albert Elis 18th minute
USA – Corey Baird (Ahinga Selemani) 28
USA: 1-Paul Christensen, 3-John Requejo Jr., 4-Tyler Turner, 5-Kevin Politz, 2-Shaq Moore, 6-Cameron Lindley, 8-Angel Heredia, 10-Junior Flores, 11-Rubio Rubin, 9-Ahinga Selemani (19-Wesley Wade, 61), 7-Corey Baird (21-Bradford Jamieson, 53)
Subs not used: 12-Evan Louro, 13-Adonis Amaya, 15-Jorge Miranda, 18-Rolando Munoz, 20-Chris Lema
Head Coach: Richie Williams
HON: 1-Cristian Hernández, 4-Luis Santos, 3-Jose Murrillo, 5-Avol Hernandez, 2-Kevin Alvarez (13-Humberto Padilla, 69), 11-Rembina Flores, 7-Isaac Borjas (16-Erick Callegos, 67), 8-Christopher Alegria, 10-Braynn Velasquez (14-Bonny Velasquez, 55), 9-Albert Elis (17-Jorge Bodden, 62), 6-Devron Qarcin (15-Hector Ruiz, 49)
Subs not used: Edin Hernandez, 18-Neftaly Sandoval
Head Coach: Jose Valladares
HON – Albert Elis (caution) 45th minute
USA – Tyler Turner (sent off) 58
HON – Hector Ruiz (caution) 65