Mondial Minimes: U.S. U-16s fall to Brazil, finish sixth

The U.S. boys national team finished sixth at the 12-team Mondial Minimes in Montaigu, France with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the fifth-place game.

Portugal beat France, 3-1, in the final while Japan beat Denmark, 2-1, in the third-place game.

The USA, coached by 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, opened with a 1-0 win over Belgium, fell, 3-2, to Japan, and beat Mexico, 3-0.

Mexico beat Cameroon, 3-1, in the seventh-place game, Belgium beat England, 4-0, in the ninth-place game, and Morocco beat China, 1-0, in the 11th-place game.

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).

3 comments about "Mondial Minimes: U.S. U-16s fall to Brazil, finish sixth ".
  1. Quarterback TD, April 20, 2017 at 8:37 a.m.

    More wasteful spending also Board of Education school systems should not grant approved leave for these dumb wasteful tournament. What is the justification for these players leaving for 2+ weeks from school knowing full well an average of 1 if any will make professional? Will USSF/USDA take responsibility for these kids if they were to fail or is it simply up to the school system to get these kids back up to speed ? The vampire USDA doesn't even want the kids kids to play HS but want the HS to ok this crap. Lots of BS if you ask me

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 20, 2017 at 3:48 p.m.

    You posted the same garbage on the U18 article. Traveling abroad and representing their country is far more educational for these kids than yet another week in a classroom. Plus, many schools are on spring break anyway.

  3. Quarterback TD replied, April 20, 2017 at 6:27 p.m.

    Two articles same response yes but not garbage-- hard facts-- most kids not on spring break for 2+ weeks and in addition these players are called for extra training during the year during school.. It's absolutely pathetic and inconsiderate how you and USSF can be by putting your selfish needs ahead of the kids-- if the coaches need a vacation let them do it on their own time.. as far as you go you are already drinking that USSF poison that is why you will forever be associated with failures.. truth hurts does it ??

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