U-16 BNT TAKES THIRD PLACE IN VAL-DE-MARNE TOURNAMENT
The U.S. U16 BNT return home from the Val-de-Marne Tournament held in France after a strong France and Russia side edged out the young Americans. The U.S. squad now gears up for the the IMG Cup set to take place in Florida next month.
Youth Soccer News: The U.S. U16 Boys’ National Team concluded the Val-de-Marne Tournament in France with a win and two losses to finish third out of four teams.
The squad of talented young boys started off strong in the French youth soccer tournament. U.S. Soccer’s Shaun Tsakiris is the head coach of the U-16 Boys’ National Team and he had worked as often as possible with the boys.
The U-16 Boys’ National Team edged England 2-1 in their opening match of the tournament – fighting their way to a 2-1 comeback victory at the Val-de-Marne Tournament. The games were played with two 40 minute halves.
After coming off a win over England in their first game, Russia proved to be a test-worthy opponent in the U16 BNT’s second match. The U.S. U16s fell 3-0 to Russia and 2-0 to France.
Russia found the back of the net early, taking a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute of the match. Maksim Kutovoi’s second half brace in the 57th and 68th minutes sealed a 3-0 victory with the United States unable to finish their opportunities.
The U.S. then faced off against France in their third and final game. Les Bleus opened up the scoring in the 34th minute and added another in the 58th as the young Americans finished the tournament with a 1-2-0 overall record.
The 20-player U.S. roster consisted of 17 individuals who currently play in with U.S. Soccer Development Academy, two play abroad and only one remains unattached.
Match Notes from : U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team vs. England on Oct. 25, 2016
Venue: Stade Louis Dolly; Villejuif, France
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
ENG 0 1 1
ENG – Edmond Maghoma (penalty kick) 58th minute
USA – Ulysses Llanez (penalty kick) 61
USA – Ulysses Llanez 80 +2
USA: 22-Michael Collodi; 2-John Hilton, 4-Eduardo Blancas, 5-Leonardo Sepulveda, 3-Alexsi Morel (16-Ian Hoffman, 58); 8-Indiana Vassilev, 20-Luis Arriaga (10-Marcelo Palomino, 41), 6-Cameron Duke; 7-Jose Rivas, 17-Konrad de la Fuente, 11-Ulysses Llanez
Subs not used: 1-Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen, 9-Stefan Stojanovic, 13-Julian Hinojosa, 14-Nico Benalcazar, 15-Azriel Gonzalez, 18-Eben Noverr, 19-Jackson Conway
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris
ENG: 1-Luca Ashby-Hammond; 3-Jordan Aina, 12-Remarl Williams, 6-Clinton Mola, 7-Arvin Appiah, 10-Edmond Maghoma, 4-Ben Cottrell (8-Elijah Dixon-Bonner, 62), 16-Alfie Matthews (2-Bali Mumba, 60), 11-Curtis Jones, 18-Rayhaan Tulloch, 9-Paul Glatzel
Subs not used: 5-Zico Asare, 13-Harry Seaden, 14-Leighton Clarkson, 15-Brennan Johnson, 17-Reece Devine
Head Coach: Dan Micciche
The U16 BNT now gears up for the IMG Cup set to take place from December 11-19 in Bradenton, Florida.
Photo Credit: U.S. Soccer