The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second 2-1 win over the Honduras under-20 national team Sunday at Estadio Morazan. The U.S. under-18 men’s national
team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany’s U-18s to finish with a split of their two-game series in Spain. For the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional all-stars and IMG Cup finals:
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second 2-1 win over the Honduras under-20 national team Sunday at Estadio Morazan.
rookie Romain Gall
scored his team-high fourth goal of the year in the first half, and Lynden Gooch,
who had flown in
from England after playing for Sunderland's U-21s against Celtic's U-21s Wednesday in the Premier League International Cup, scored the gamewinner in the second half for the U-20s, who finished the
year with a 6-1-2 record in international play.
The USA had defeated Honduras three days earlier as it wrapped up preparations for the 2015 Concacaf U-20 Championship in January.
Honduras featured Maryland-bound Jorge Calix
, who plays for the D.C. United academy and formerly played for the U.S. under-17 national team.
Dec. 21 in San Pedro Sula Honduras 1 USA 2.
Goals: D.Garcia 36; Gall 26, Gooch 71. Honduras --
Hernandez; Alvarez (Dilbert, 64), Sanchez, Alvarado, Arias; D.Garcia, Banegas, Torres (Alegria, 82); Lacayo, Escalante (Calix, 59), Elis (Caballero, 68). USA --
Steffen; Moore (Requejo, 52), Donovan, Miazga, Turner (Martir, 71); Acosta, Gooch (Moreno, 71), Thompson (Gasper, 88); Arriola, Jamieson (Canouse, 46), Gall
(Arce, 76). U.S. U-18s split two-game series with Germany
The U.S. under-18 men’s national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany’s U-18s to finish with a split of their two-game series in Marbella, Spain.
On Friday, the USA's
, who has committed to Maryland, and Mauricio Pineda
, younger brother of former U.S. U-20 forward Victor Pineda
, scored for the USA. For Pineda, it was his second goal in two games. He has scored in the USA's 2-1 win on Wednesday. Dec. 19 in Marbella USA 2 Germany 3.
Goals: Wekesser 19, Galleski 35, 69; Elney 48, Pineda 90. USA
Marcinkowski; Duncan, Pineda, Robinson (Jones, 52), Pelaez; Yueill (Bashti, 88), Swanson, Lindley (Fernandez, 67); Mansaray (Saucedo, 52), Elney (Williamson, 67), Lennon. Germany --
Kastenmaier; Bader, Putz, Torunarigha (Clasen, 17), Schumacher; Wekesser (Amamoo, 86), Serdar (Buhler, 46; Fechner, 86), Wagner; Strein (Galleski, 17),
Mehlem (Kader, 76); Owusu (Morschel, 67). ODP Boys Winter Interregional all-stars named
All-Star teams were named
for the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Winter Interregional that wrapped up Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Among the top leading goal scorers in the tournament were
Region III’s Tyler Dacaret
and Region I's Riley Strassner
in the 1998 age group along with Region III's Dante Brigida
in the 1999 age group, who all scored three goals. Region I sat alone at the top of the 1997 age group while Region III took home the 1998 and 1999
crowns. 1997 All-Star Team Goalkeeper:
Noah Heim (Madison FC) Defenders:
Marcel Berry ( Charlottesville Albemarle), Darnell Brown (Burlington Soccer County), Emery May (KS Rush Wichita), Nicolas Bellarde (FC Florida).
Jeffrey Wolons (Virginia Legacy), Devin Memis (Montgomery United), Tomas Buchmiller (Sacramento United Reds). Forwards:
Antonio Williams (Waza FC), Garrett McLaughlin (Oklahoma FC), Naia Graham (Honolulu Boys SC). 1998 All-Star
William Betz (FC United). Defenders:
Cole Spofford (Virginia SA), Lamar Batista
(Oklahoma FC), Jon-Talen Maples (Georgetown FC) Midfielders:
Danny Chavarria (TSC), Shakeem Adams (Tennessee SC), Shakeem Adams (Tennessee SC)
Pierre Reedy (Lehigh Valley United), Riley Strassner (FSA FC Navy), Elvir Ibisevic (Sportin Iowa), Milo Barton (DMCV Sharks Elite), Zach Mass (Sparta
United). 1999 All-Star Team Goalkeeper:
Gage Rogers (Real Salt Lake Elite). Midfielders:
Jose Castro (Arkansas Comets), Whitney Gonsalves (Tennessee SC), Darius Lewis (FC Florida), Mason Remondelli
(Holmdel NJX), Blake Aronson (South Huntington SC), Alex Anderson (Iowa SC), Leroy Enzugusi (Cedar River SC), Easton Embley (La Roca FC), Mitchell Hammer (Sereno SC). Forwards:
Brandon Servania (Vestavia Hill SC), Zachary Lopes (FSA). Tottenham edges New England prep stars for IMG Cup
Tottenham's U-18s won the Super Group in the fifth annual IMG Cup with a 1-0 win over Black Rock FC -- a team of New England boarding school all-stars -- on Shayon Harrison
's goal in overtime.
Other Super Group teams at the Bradenton event included the U.S. U-17 national team, IMG's U-18 academy team,
Baltimore Celtic, Toluca of Mexico and English teams Brentford and Stevenage. IMG Cup Finals: Super Group:
Tottenham U-18 1 Black Rock FC (Mass.) 0 U-18/19 Blue:
IMG Academy 1 Derby City Rovers (Ky.) 1
(IMG Academy wins on penalties.) U-18/19 White:
Plantation FC Premier (Fla.) 0 Space Coast United (Fla.) 0
(Plantation FC Premier wins on penalties.) U-18/19 Gold:
Houston Dynamo Tampa (Fla.) 1 FC Plant City (Fla.), 0 U-17 Blue:
Virginia Legacy Wizards (Virginia) def. Derby City Rovers
(Ky.) 0 U-17 White:
Lobos Rush Premier (Tenn.) 6 Chivas FL Futbol Academy (Fla.) 2 U-16 Blue:
U16 (Bradenton, Fla) def. Davie United (Davie, Fla.), U-16 White:
Mississauga Falcons Blue (Ont.) 2 Virginia Legacy CCL Elite (Va.) 0 U-15:
Strictly Soccer (Fla.) 1 Botafogo (Brazil) 0 U-14:
Pinecrest Premier (Fla.) 1 Legacy AZ (Fla.) 0