Mondial Minimes: U.S. U-16s beat Mexico

Stefan Stojanovic of Sockers FC scored twice and Konrad De La Fuente  struck once for the U.S. U-16 boys national team in a 3-0 win over Mexico at the the Mondial Minimes in Montaigu, France. The victory followed a 3-2 loss to Japan and a 1-0 win over Belgium.

The USA, coached by U.S. under-18 head coach Omid Namazi while U-16 head coach Shaun Tsakiris is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17 national team, faces Brazil on Monday.

Barcelona-based De La Fuente, who scored on a penalty kick against Belgium, also scored in the loss to Japan, as did Gabe Segal of Bethesda SC.

USA starting XI vs. Mexico: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Bender, Martinez, Morris, Segal, Rivas, Stojanovic, De La Fuente.

USA starting XI vs. Japan: Defreitas-Hansen, Hoffmann, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Martinez, Morris, Anderson, Rivas, De La Fuente.

USA starting XI vs. Belgium: Ochoa, Martinez, Araujo, Rangel, Peraza, Anaya, Morris, Haro, Rivas, De La Fuente, Stojanovic.

U.S. U-16 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nico Defreitas-Hansen (Everton/ENG), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (5): Julian Araujo (Santa Barbara SC), Abraham Gonzalez (FC Golden State), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher/GER), Kevin Peraza (IMG Academy), Victor Rangel (FC Golden State).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Mario Anaya (San Jose Earthquakes), Armando Haro (San Diego Surf), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United), Matko Miljevic (Argentinos Juniors/ARG); Aidan Morris (Weston FC), Aidan O'Toole (Lonestar SC).
FORWARDS (7): Jalen Anderson (Oakwood SC), Jordan Bender (Orlando City), Mitch Cruz (LA United FA), Konrad De La Fuente (Barcelona/ESP), Jose Rivas (Weston FC), Gabe Segal (Bethesda SC), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC).

6 comments about "Mondial Minimes: U.S. U-16s beat Mexico ".
  1. don Lamb, April 20, 2017 at 12:02 a.m.

    How do you even come up with all of these new fake names? Liane, Amir, Gary, All American, Jake... Must be taxing.

  2. Brian Kraft, April 17, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.

    Fake news. Everybody who reads the comments here knows that we do not develop good players in this country.

  3. Brian Kraft replied, April 17, 2017 at 8:13 a.m.

    And congratulations boys. Siempre tres a cero!

  4. don Lamb replied, April 17, 2017 at 9:10 a.m.

    duh. Mexico sent their U14 Special Olympics team.

  5. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 17, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.

    Yeah this can only mean that every other country sent their worst possible team to this event.

  6. Nick Daverese, April 17, 2017 at 10:42 a.m.

    I heard Mexico is full of special Olympics players. :)

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