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Australia U-17 coach dies at California hotel
by Paul Kennedy, December 8th, 2008 7AM

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[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] One of the biggest weekends of the year in American youth soccer was marred by the sudden death of Australia U-17 national team coach Martyn Crook, who died of a suspected heart attack at the Joeys' hotel Friday before their opening game against a U.S. U-17 split squad.

The Australia U-17s' first game was canceled, but they stayed at the tournament in Lancester, Calif. -- part of U.S. Soccer's Development Academy Winter Showcase weekend -- and played the U.S. "B" team to a 3-3 tie on Sunday. They were scheduled to remain in Lancaster and play Brazil on Tuesday.

The Australia consulate provided support and counseling for the young players.

Crook had been the U-17 head coach for two years. He was born in England but raised in Australia and made 14 appearances for the Socceroos.

The USA played Brazil twice, losing both games, 3-0 and 2-1.

GAME SUMMARIES:
Dec. 5 in Lancaster, Calif.
USA "A" 0 Brazil 3. Goals: Gerson 7, Coutinho 33, 84.
USA -- Edwards, Harold, Kitchen, Polak,  Zavaleta, Agudelo (Gyau, 46), Duran, Gil (Corea, 85), Watts (Renken, 64), McInerney, Jerome (Saad, 72)
Brazil -- Luis Guilherme (Alisson, 89), Crystian, Sidimar, Gerson, Dodo (Guilherme, 78), Joao Pedro (Mauricio, 89), Elivelton (Fernando, 69), Coutinho (Danilo, 85), Wellington; Neymar (Maycon, 58), Willen (Geovane, 72).
Referee: Jeff Gontarek (USA).

Dec. 7 in Lancaster, Calif.
USA "A" 1 Brazil 2. Goals: McInerney 20, Wellington 24, Joao Pedro 50.
USA -- Edwards, Harold, Kitchen, Polak,  Zavaleta, Davis (Corea, 69), Duran, Gil (Agudelo, 86), Watts (Saad, 87), McInerney, Jerome.
Brazil -- Alisson, Danilo (Crystian, 64; Fernando, 86), Sidimar, Gerson, Dodo, Joao Pedro, Elivelton, Coutinho (Geovane, 90), Wellington, Maycon (Guillherme, 75), Willen.
Referee: Jeff Gontarek (USA).

Dec. 7 in Lancaster, Calif.
USA "B" 3 Australia 3. Goals: Sarle 1, 42, Gyau 61; Stanojevic 7, Costa 9, Bulut pen. 68.
USA -- Richey, Arjona, Orozco , Phillips, Shinsky, Gyau, Canales (Renken, 46), Stephenson, Sarle (Molano, 80), Pineda, Brown (McCrary, 69).
Australia -- Thomas (Pearson, 68), Noujaim (Wright, 44), Warren (Sainsbury, 82), Hamill (Miller, 88), Franjic, Costa (Davies, 68), Bush, Lum, Ibrahim (Domenici, 55), Stanojevic (Talevski, 77), Bulut.
Red card: USA -- Orozco 67.
Referee:
Jeffrey Gontarek (USA).

 



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