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Gold! at Aussie Youth Olympic Festival

Posted on 21 January 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team took gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival with a dominating 5-0 victory against the hosts. Combined with a 1-1 draw against Chile in their tournament opener and an astounding 14-0 win over China U-17s, the U.S. won the four-team round robin tournament. Needing a win to take the gold, the Americans responded to the pressure early, with three first half goals paving the way. In the 20th minute, Will Bates won the ball from a defender and finished the play with a shot that sailed high into the net. Dillon Powers received the ball with his back to goal 13 minutes later, and laid the ball off for Miles Byass. Byass hit a one-timer to the right of Australian goalkeeper Lucas Andreucci to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. Bates scored his second of the day minutes before halftime, this time pouncing on a poor clearance from the Australia defense and hit a volley that sailed into the net, giving the U.S. a 3-0 halftime lead. Six minutes after the break, an individual effort from Jose Altamirano led to the Americans’ fourth goal. He dribbled around the last Australian defender and struck the ball high into the net from just inside the penalty area. Hasani Sinclair rounded out the scoring by converting an 87th minute penalty kick. Zac MacMath was called upon to make just two saves to earn the shutout. U.S. head coach Mike Matkovich is 2-0-1 in his international coaching career, winning the championship of his first international tournament.

U-18 MNT Results
Jan. 15 Chile 1-1 T U.S. goal scorer: Okugo
Jan. 16 China PR 14-0 W U.S. goal scorers :Jahn (5), Altamirano (2), Sinclair (2), Bates, Okugo, Powers, Woodberry, Sarkodie
Jan. 18 Australia 5-0 W U.S. goal scorers: Bates (2), Byass, Altamirano, Sinclair

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Matkovic calls 72 to ‘mega camp’

Posted on 23 December 2008 by ASN Staff

Recently appointed Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Mike Matkovic will hold his first training camp, a 72-player mega camp at The Home Depot Center, from Dec. 28-Jan. 4. Matkovic and an expanded staff will train and evaluate the 72 players by dividing them into four groups.

The split squads will train together and play intrasquad scrimmages throughout the week (see schedule). A total of 56 players represent clubs from U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy. Each player at the camp was born in 1991, making them eligible for both the U-18 MNT and both the 2009 and 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cups. The U-18 program was created to aid in the transition for younger players between the Under-17 Men’s National Team and the Under-20 side.

U-18 MNT Mega-Camp Roster

GOALKEEPERS (6): Rafael Diaz (Rockaway, N.J; PDA), Michael D’Arrigo (Tucscon, Ariz.; Tuscon Rush), Alex Long (Cary, N.C.; CASL), Justin Luthy (Dublin, Ohio; Premier Soccer Academy), Zac MacMath (St. Petersburg, Fla.; Maryland), Cody Mizell (Woodstock, Ga.; GSA Phoenix)
DEFENDERS (19): Gale Agbossoumonde (Syracuse, N.Y.; IMG Academy), Chad Barson (Lewis Center, Ohio; Columbus Crew Juniors), Ian Christianson (Belvedere, Ill.; Chicago Fire), Paolo DelPiccolo (Lakewood, Colo.; Colorado Rush), Will Donovan (Jamaica Plains, Mass.; FC Greater Boston), Jesus Gonzales (Chino Hills, Calif.; FC Barcelona), Alex Herrerra (Arlington, Va.; D.C. United), Sacir Hot (Fairlawn, N.J.; New York Red Bulls), Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.; Seacoast United), Nick Millington (Raleigh, N.C.; Wake Forest), Cesar Morales (St. Charles, Ill.; Sockers FC), Trey Perry (Ocoee, Fla.; South Florida), CJ Phelps (Boynton Beach, Fla.; Schulz Academy), Andrew Quintana (Miami, Fla.; Miami FC), Jossimar Sanchez (Patterson, N.J.; PDA), Zarek Valentin (Lancaster, Pa.; PA Classics), Korey Veeder (St. Petersburg, Fla.; Clearwater Chargers), London Woodberry (McKinney, Texas; FC Dallas Juniors)
MIDFIELDERS (32): Latif Alashe (Northville, Mich.; Vardar), Jose Altamirano (San Diego, Calif.; Del Mar Sharks), Eder Arreola (Chino Hills, Calif.; UCLA), Antonio Benitez (Azusa, Calif.; LAFC), Miles Byass (San Bernardino, Calif.; Arsenal), Scott Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.; New England Revolution Academy), Alejandro Cobarubias (Cudahy, Calif.; LA Galaxy), Pablo Cruz (Azusa, Calif.; LAFC), Kadeem Dacres (Rosedale, N.Y; Met Oval), Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.; UCSB), Michael Hoyos, Paul Islas (Fresno, Calif.; Cal Odyssey), Will Mayhew (Concord, N.C.; North Meck), Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, N.Y.; FC Westchester), Dylan Mencia (Honedale, Pa.; New York Red Bulls Academy), Chris Ortega (Chula Vista, Calif.; Arsenal), Patrick Otte (Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Middlesborough Academy), Steve Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.; Seacoast United), Harrison Petts (Zionsville, Ind.; Carmel United), Travis Pittman (Manassas, Va.; D.C. United), Scott Prozeller (Sudbury, Mass.; FC Greater Boston), Giovanni Rollie (Los Angeles, Calif.; LAFC), Michael Roman (Oxnard, Calif.; Real So Cal), Carl Rumph (South Hampton, N.Y.; Met Oval), Nicholas Ryan (San Jose, Calif.; Central Valley United), Anthony Salciccia (San Jose, Calif.; De Anza Force), Sito Sasieta (Overland, Mo.; Scott Gallagher), Wesley Sever (Belleair, Fla.; Clearwater Chargers), Alex Tuch (Tampa, Fla.; Clearwater Chargers), Justin Watson (Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Bridge FA), Cameron Wilder (Kennesaw, Ga.; Concorde Fire)
FORWARDS (15): Ade Akinsanya (Sacramento, Calif.; San Juan Lightning), Will Bates (Chester, Va.; Richmond Strikers), Ryan Bauer (O’Fallen, Mo.; Scott Gallagher), Orr Baroush (Reseda, Calif.; Chivas USA Academy), Marquis Brooks (Chula Vista, Calif.; LA Galaxy Academy), Zack Foxhoven (Littleton, Colo.; Colorado Rush), Chris Hegngi (Silver Spring, Md.; D.C. United), Adam Jahn (El Macero, Calif.; San Juan Lightning), Zach Kupfer (North Bellmore, N.Y.; Albertson), Andrew Lubahn (Erie, Pa.; Premier Soccer Academy), Josue Madueno (Castroville, Calif.; Santa Cruz Breakers), Martin Ontiveros (Austin, Texas; Lonestar), Hasani Sinclair (Coral Springs, Fla.; Schulz Academy)

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Wrap up South America tour with loss to Estudiantes

Posted on 12 August 2008 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team wrapped up their tour of South America on Wednesday, Aug. 6, with a 3-0 loss to the Argentinean club Estudiantes ’89 team. The U.S. U-18 Men kicked off the tour by participating in the City of Trinidad Under-20 International Tournament in which they finished in third place after starting off with a 1-0 loss to Venezuela on July 31. The squad defeated Paraguay, 1-0, on Aug. 2 before falling, 3-1, to Uruguay one day later.

U.S. U-18 MNT Schedule / Results

Date Opponent Result U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
July 31 Venezuela 0-1 L —
Aug. 2 Paraguay 1-0 W Anthony Arena
Aug. 3 Uruguay 1-3 L Latif Alashe
Aug. 6 Estudiantes 0-3 L —

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Wrapping up South America tour

Posted on 05 August 2008 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team will wrap up their tour of South America on Wednesday, Aug. 6, when they face a youth team from Argentinean club Estudiantes. The U.S. U-18 men kicked off the tour by participating in the City of Trinidad Under-20 International Tournament. The team finished in third place after starting off with a 1-0 loss to Venezuela on July 31. The squad defeated Paraguay, 1-0, on Aug. 2 before falling, 3-1, to Uruguay one day later.

U.S. U-18 MNT Schedule / Results

Date Opponent Result U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
July 31 Venezuela 0-1 L —
Aug. 2 Paraguay 1-0 W Anthony Arena
Aug. 3 Uruguay 1-3 L Latif Alashe
Aug. 6 Estudiantes —

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Sarachan names roster for South America trip

Posted on 29 July 2008 by ASN Staff

The U-18 Men’s National Team is heading to South America for two friendlies each against Uruguay and Paraguay. Head Coach Dave Sarachan has named 18 players to the roster for the trip, and the team will take the field on July 31 and August 2 against Uruguay, before heading to Paraguay for games on August 4 and August 6.

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team

Training Camp, Uruguay and Paraguay, July 27 – Aug. 8, 2008

Date Opponent Location
July 31 & Aug. 2 Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
Aug. 4 & 6 Paraguay Asunción, Paraguay

U.S. Under-18 MNT Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Abdul Bilal Hamib (Annandale, Va.), Zach MacMath (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Anthony Arena (Kenmore, Va.), Taylor Kemp (Highlandsrach, Colo.), Aubrey Perry (Ocoee, Fla.), Harrison Petts (Zionsville, Ind.), Jossimar Sanchez (Patterson, N.J.), Kofi Sarkodie (Huber Heights, Ohio)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Latif Alashe, (Northville, Mich.) Brian Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.), Paul Islas (Fresno, Calif.), Richard Menjivar (Panoramma City, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Eder Arreola (Chino Hills, Calif.), William R. Bates (Chester, Va.), Kevin Bick (Louisville, Kent.), Erik Hurtado (Beaverton, Ore.), Adam Jahn (El Macero, Calif.), Kelyn Rowe (Federal Way, Wash.)

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European trip

Posted on 01 July 2008 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team is currently in Europe for three matches, where it will face the Denmark U-19s twice in Denmark before traveling to France to play the England U-19s.

The U.S. U-18s started the tour with a dominating effort, defeating the Danes, 5-0, on June 30 in Svendborg, Denmark, as five different players scored in front of a nice crowd of 1,321 fans. Midfielder Katy Frierson started the deluge in the 27th minute, hammering home a rebound off a shot by Lauren Alwine, to give the USA a 1-0 halftime lead. The U.S. then scored four second half goals, getting single scores from forward Laurie Nosbusch, forward Lydia Hastings, midfielder Allie Vernon and midfielder Teresa Noyola (on a PK) to finish off the Danes. U.S. head coach Dean Duerst traveled with 18 players and the squad will face Denmark again on July 2 in Svendvorg.

The team will travel to France on July 3 and face the England U-19s in Tours. These will be the second set of international matches for the U-18s this year, which went 2-0-1 against the U-19 teams from Sweden, Norway and France in La Manga, Spain last March.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster

GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich.), Bianca Henniger (Los Gatos, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (4): Danielle Brunache (Belmont, Calif.), Kylie Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.), Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Charney Burk (North Tustin, Calif.), Katy Frierson (Birmingham, Ala.), Danielle Hubka (Strongsville, Ohio), Brittany Kerridge (Golden, Colo.), Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.), Allie Vernon (Homer Glen, Ill.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.)
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Lydia Hastings (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Laurie Nosbusch (Mequon, Wis.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.), Claire Stachel (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

U.S. U-18 WNT Schedule / Results
June 30 Denmark U-19 WNT 5-0 W
July 2 Denmark U-19 WNT
July 3 England U-19 WNT

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Jersey training camp

Posted on 21 April 2008 by ASN Staff

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Bob Jenkins has called 24 players into a week-long training camp in Somerset, N.J., from April 19-26. Five players who are graduating in May – Eder Arreola, Scott Caldwell, Aubrey Perry, Kofi Sarkodie and Korey Veeder – will join the camp from U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. Most of the 24 players were born in 1991, with Madison, N.J., native Jon Aguirre and Tucson’s Donny Toia the only representatives from the 1992 birth year. Of the remaining players, 12 are part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, including Kellyn Rowe and Dilon Saffle who both represent Crossfire Premier. Aguirre is one of three players from PDA along with Hunter Gorskie and Dyland Renna. The squad will play three scrimmages throughout the week against St. John’s University and local Development Academy club PDA, based in Zarephath, N.J.

U.S. U-18 MNT Roster

GOALKEEPERS (2): Dillon Saffle (Sammamish, Wash.), Cody Mizell (Woodstock, Ga.)
DEFENDERS (6): Chad Barson (Lewis Center, Ohio), Jose Diaz (Fontana, Calif.), Aubrey Perry (Ocoee, Fla.), Kofi Sarkodie (Huber Heights, Ohio), Korey Veeder (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Norris White (Kensington, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jon Aguirre (Madison, N.J.), Scott Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), Hunter Gorskie (Marlboro, N.J.), Amobi Okugo (Sacramento, Calif.), Christopher Ortega (Chula Vista, Calif.), Harrison Petts (Zionsville, Ind.)
FORWARDS (10): Dersu Abolfathi (Irvine, Calif.), Eder Arreola (Chino Hills, Calif.), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles, Calif.), John Fitzpatrick (Encinitas, Calif.), Adam Jahn (El Macero, Calif.), Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.), Dyland Renna (West Milford, N.J.), Kellyn RoWe (Federal Way, Wash.), Ben Speas (Stow, Ohio), Donny Toia (Tucson, Ariz.)

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Tie France

Posted on 19 March 2008 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied 1-1 with the France U-19 Women’s National Team in its third and final match at the La Manga U-19 International Tournament. The draw gave the USA second place in the eight team tournament behind Italy’s U-19s, which won all three of their games in the other group. The USA was the only other team to go unbeaten. The U-18 Women kicked off the tournament with a 2-0 win against Sweden on March 10, and followed that up with a 1-0 win against Norway two days later.

U.S. U-18 WNT Results
Date            Opponent                     Results    U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
March 10    Sweden U-19 WNT     2-0 W        Frierson (2)
March 12    Norway U-19 WNT     1-0 W       Nosbusch
March 14    France U-19 WNT       1-1 T         Nosbusch

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