Saturday, May 23, 2009

U-17 MNT Beat Academy Select 5-3

Under the eyes of a packed house on the Showcase field, the U.S. U-17s beat a skillful Academy Select team 5-3, with two late goals providing the difference in an otherwise tightly-played match. The U.S. went on top first with a goal by Dustin Corea in the 26th minute, but the Academy team came back with two quick replies by Christian Velez and Zack Foxhoven. Emilio Orozco drew the U.S. even just before the half. Coming out strong in the second half, Dominick Sarle put the U.S. on top again in the 47th minute, but a skillful breakaway finish around the 'keeper by Joseph Schmid of F.C. Delco tied it up once more. After several chances, including a volley off the crossbar by the Academy Select, the game stayed scoreless until a Foxhaven own goal put the U.S. ahead in the 88th minute. Sebastian Lletget ensured the U.S. win with a cracking shot to the top corner in the 90th. Look to the YNT Blog for highlights and post-game interviews tomorrow!

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