Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
USA beats Jamaica to move into final
by Paul Kennedy, February 25th, 2011 9PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  u-17 world cup


[CONCACAF UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA is one game from winning the Concacaf under-17 championship for the first time since 1992 thanks to a 2-0 win over host Jamaica that moved it into Sunday's final against Canada in Montego Bay (TV: ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, live, 7 pm ET).

Marc Pelosi scored one goal in the 10th minute and set up Andrew Oliver's second-half injury time goal to lead the Americans past Jamaica.

The U.S. made five changes to the starting lineup from the quarterfinal victory against El Salvador. Kendall McIntosh started in goal in place of Fernando Pina, who was shown a red card in the last match. Three other U.S. players were unavailable. Kellyn Acosta picked up two yellows against El Salvador while Matt Dunn and Mario Rodriguez were shown their second cautions of the tournament.

“This was one of our better games in this championship,” said U.S. head coach Wilmer Cabrera. “The crowd was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. This was the first time for some of our players to play in this environment and it’s a wonderful experience. Jamaica was a tough team but we were able to deal with a lot of things for 90 minutes tonight.”

Canada beat Panama 1-0 in the first semifinal.
 
All four semifinalists have qualified for the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, which will be held in Mexico June 18-July 10.
 
Semifinals
Feb. 25 in Montego Bay
Jamaica 0 USA 2. Goals: Pelosi 10, Oliver 90+2.
Jamaica -- Trench, Jenkins, Wallace, Powell, Smith, Williams, Holness, Wright, Lewis (Benbow, 65), Palmer, J.Brown (Jones, 74)
USA -- McIntosh, Smith, Fehr, Carroll, Amon, Pelosi, Salkicic, Guido, E.Rodriguez, McBean, Koroma (Oliver, 82)
Referee: Ricardo Arellano (Mexico).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-20s sweep group play with win over Tigres    
[DALLAS CUP] The U.S. under-20 national team beat Tigres of Mexico, 1-0, and moved into the ...
Red Bulls finally get off the schneid    
[MLS: Week 7] After seven games, the New York Red Bulls, the 2013 Supporters' Shield champions, ...
Dutch Lions ink Cruyff grandson    
[USL PRO TRANSACTIONS] The Dayton Dutch Lions have Matheus (Brazilian defender Matheus Diovany Pechim Dos Santos), ...
The 10 richest American soccer owners    
[MAKING A LIST] Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, announced as the owner ...
Howard's Everton suffers costly setback    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The bid of Tim Howard's Everton to finish in the top four of the ...
Atlanta introduced as 22nd franchise    
[MLS EXPANSION] MLS introduced Atlanta as its latest expansion team, owned by Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank, ...
Sonia becomes third Spaniard to join Flash    
[NWSL TRANSACTIONS] Sonia became the third Spaniard to join Western New York, joining Vicky Losada, Week ...
Fernandez stymies Energy with late penalty save    
[USL PRO: Week 5] Raul Fernandez saved Michael Thomas' penalty kick in the 90th minute to ...
What They're Saying    
"All I can say about my departure is we no longer agreed to the strategy. I ...
Perfectly placed volley into own goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You may have noticed, we relish a good own goal. Today's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives