U.S. U-17s boys beat Russia 3-1 at Jezek tournament

Chris Goslin, James Sands and Ulysses Llanez  scored for the U.S. U-17 national team in a 3-1 win over Russia at the 2017 Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic. Coach John Hackworth’s team, which opened with a 4-1 over Hungary, faces Japan in its final Group B game on Friday.


Chris Goslin

Goslin of Atlanta United opened the scoring against the Russians with 24th minute scissor kick. Sands, a New York City FC academy defender, headed Alex Mendez’s corner kick into the Russian net in the 37th minute. Following an own goal by Charlie Asensio in the 86th minute, the Galaxy’s Llanez finished from the top of the penalty area.

Placement games will be played on Saturday.

Aug. 23 in Brozany nad Ohri
USA 3 Russia 1
Goals: Goslin (Booth) 24, Sands (Mendez) 37, Llanez (Pereira) 88; own goal-Asensio 86
USA — Dos Santos; Vassilev (Lindsey, 72), Asensio, Sands (Durkin, 46’), Watts; Booth, Goslin (Acosta, 65), Mendez; Llanez, Pereira, Reyes.
Russia — Delinian; Sazonov, Skrobotov, Kalachev, Tses; Umiarov (Khlusov, 56), Chelidze, Ignatov (Prutsev, 69’); Zhironkin, Molchanov (Proshliakov, 71), Krokhin (Kolesnichenko, 77).

Aug. 22 in Sokol Hostoun
USA 4 Hungary 1
Goals: Weah (Sargent) 26, Carleton 32, Sargent (Reyes) 78 Sargent 90; Szendrei (Toth) 61.
USA — Garces; Gloster, Vasquez (Goslin, 52), Shaver, Lindsey; Durkin (Sands, 80), Ferri (Vassilev, 74), Acosta (Reyes, 74), Weah, Sargent, Carleton.
Hungary — Oroszi; Farkas, Bolla, Opavszky, Zeke; Kiss (Galacs, 80), Molnar (Darabont, 72), Nandori, Timari; Szendrei, Toth (Nemeth, 80).

U.S. U-17 boys roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (Benfica/POR), Justin Garces (Atlanta United academy).
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United academy), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls academy), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting KC academy), James Sands (New York City FC), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC academy), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers academy).
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (North Carolina FC academy), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake academy), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC), Chris Goslin (Atlanta United), Alex Mendez (LA Galaxy academy), Indiana Vassilev (Unattached).
FORWARDS (6): Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy academy), Alejandro Pereira (Orlando City academy), Jacobo Reyes (Monterrey/MEX), Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri), Timothy Weah (Paris SG/FRA).

1 comment about "U.S. U-17s boys beat Russia 3-1 at Jezek tournament".
  1. don Lamb, August 24, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

    The game against Japan should be very interested. Wish there were a way to watch.

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