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Second U.S. goalfest in Tijuana [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, April 24th, 2009 7:01AM
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[UNDER-17 CONCACAF CHAMPIONSHIP] Jack McInerney continued where he left off in the opener scoring two more goals -- the first on the penalty kick in the 2nd minute and the second on a bomb from 30 yards on the half-hour mark -- to lead the USA to a 4-2 victory over Canada Thursday at the Under-17 Concacaf Championship that clinched a berth in the 2009 Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

It keeps alive the U.S. record of being the only country to played in every U-17 World Cup since its launch in 1985.

The USA faces Honduras, a 6-0 winner over Cuba, Saturday and then moves into the Concacaf tournament's knockout phase.

McInerney's two goals took his tally to four in two games, a tournament high. (Honduran phenom Antony Lozano had three goals against Cuba.)

McInerney's first goal came after defender Eriq Zavaleta was was pulled down by a Canadian defender in the box on a corner kick.

In the 30th minute, McInerney received the ball from Alex Shinsky just inside the attacking half, took two touches forward, looked up and hit a blast from 30 yards that found the upper corner.

Shinsky, one of two '93 players in the U.S. midfield along with Luis Gil and a recent addition to the starting lineup, was a handful all game on the left wing.

Nine minutes after McInerney's second goal, Sebastian Lleget scored on a header from close range off Gil's cross. It was Gil's third assist of the tournament.

First Half:



Canada pulled a goal back in the 70th minute on a low shot by Janiel Hoilett past goalkeeper Earl Edwards, but the Americans put the game away in the 85th minute when Joseph Gyau just seconds after entering the game off a scramble in front of the goal.

Canada cut the lead back to two a second time when an errand backpass by Jared Watts allowed Coulton Jackson to score easily.

Second Half:



The USA wins the group with a win or tie against Honduras, which has four point after its win over Cuba and 1-1 tie with Canada. Thursday's results gave Honduras an almost insurmountable advantage over Canada in the tiebreaker (plus-6 vs. minus-2) in the battle for the second spot. Cuba is mathematically eliminated from contention.

The top two teams from Group A join the top two teams from Group B in the semifinals.

April 23 in Tijuana, Mexico
USA 4 Canada 2.Goals: McInerney pen. 2, 30, Lletget 39, Gyau 85; Hoilett 71, Jackson 86.
USA --Edwards, Polak, Watts, Zavaleta, Kitchen, Shinsky, Duran, Lletget (Martinez, 76), Gil (Gyau, 84), Jerome (Agudelo, 65), McInerney.
Canada --Causton, Lapointe-Senecal (Jackson, 65), Samain, Augustin, Bassi, Lao (McNicoll, 70), Hoilett, Teibert, Cobby, Maheu, Oumette.
Yellow cards:USA -- Kitchen 18, Shinsky 85.
Referee: Paul Delgadillo (Mexico).

 

 



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