U.S. U-16 boys finish French tourney with loss to host

The U.S. U-16 boys national team, coached by Coach Shaun Tsakiris, lost to host France, 2-0, to finish the Val-de-Marne Tournament with one win and two losses.

After opening with a 2-1 over England thanks to a pair of goals from the L.A. Galaxy academy’s Ulysses Llanez, the USA fell, 3-0 to Russia. The win over England marked the third meeting between the teams. In February, they tied, 1-1, and England won, 4-2.

Tsakiris’ team will compete at the IMG Cup Dec. 11-19 in Bradenton, Fla.

Oct. 29 in Plessis-Trévise, France
France 2 USA 0. Goal: Gboho 34, Taoui 58.
France -- Dietsch; Godart, Lesage, Mbe Soh, Giraud; Thuram, Dabo, Gboho; Hassaini (Rivollier, 59), Geubbels (Ressa, 59), Taoui (Semaoun, 70).
USA -- Defreitas-Hansen; Hoffmann (Morel, 36), Blancas, Sepulveda, Hilton (Arriaga, 63); Duke, Vassilev (Benalcazar, 63), Palomino (Stojanovic, 73); Rivas (Conway, 41), De la Fuente, Llanez.

Oct. 27 in Leo Lagrange, France
USA 0 Russia 3. Goals: Sevikyan 9, Kutovoi 57, Kutovoi 68.
USA -- Defreitas-Hansen; Hilton (Hoffmann, 63), Noverr (Blancas, 41), Sepulveda, Morel; Benalcazar (Duke, 41), Palomino, Vassilev; Arriaga (Llanez, 41), Stojanovic (Conway, 63), de la Fuente (Rivas, 72).
Russia -- Eshchenko; Gerchikov, Pelikh, Sharkov, Fedorov; Nikitenkov, Sungatulin; Sevikyan, Usanov, Shkolik (Markitesov, 52); Kutovoi (Savinykh, 80).

Oct. 25 in Villejuif, France
USA 2 England 1. Goals: USA – Ulysses Llanez (pen.) 61, Llanez 82+; Maghoma (pen.) 58.
USA -- Collodi; Hilton, Blancas, Sepulveda, Morel (Hoffman, 58); Vassilev, Arriaga (Palomino, 41), Duke; Rivas, de la Fuente, Llanez.
England --Ashby-Hammond; Aina, Williams, Mola, Appiah, Maghoma, Cottrell (Dixon-Bonner, 62), Matthews (Mumba, 60), Jones, Tulloch, Glatzel.

U.S. U-16 boys national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Michael Collodi (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen (Weston FC; Southwest Ranches, Fla.).
DEFENDERS (9): Nico Benalcazar (NYCFC; Wilton, Conn.), Eduardo Blancas (Real Salt Lake; Napa, Calif.), Jackson Conway (Atlanta United FC; Marietta, Ga.), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC; Olathe, Kan.), John Hilton (Unattached; Long Beach, Calif.), Julian Hinojosa (FC Dallas; Garland, Texas), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher SC; Germany), Alexsi Morel (New York City FC; Huntington Station, N.Y.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Arriaga (Real Salt Lake; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake; Eden, Utah), Azriel Gonzalez (Seattle Sounders FC; Renton, Wash.), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Jose Rivas (Weston FC; Weston, Fla.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.).
FORWARDS (2): Konrad De la Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Des Plaines, Ill.).

2 comments about "U.S. U-16 boys finish French tourney with loss to host ".
  1. Right Winger, November 2, 2016 at 8:54 p.m.

    1st game they beat a mediocre English team 2-1. 2nd game they lost to Russia 3-0. Lost to France 2-0. What's next?

  2. Right Winger, November 2, 2016 at 9:01 p.m.

    In October u17 holds camp in St. Louis. Loses to a make-up team of St. Louis locals. ??????

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