ZAREPHATH , NEW JERSEY - Jim Barlow’s U.S. U15 Boys National Team won a pair of games here Friday as part of their ongoing training camp. The squad, split into three groups for the purpose of scrimmaging, enjoyed victories of 3-0 over FC Westchester’s U16 Academy side, and 1-0 over NJSA 04.
The U15 BNT defeated Westchester FC on Friday.
The team was scheduled to play a match against a group from the U17 MNT here Saturday.U15 BNT 3, FC WESTCHESTER 0
In the win against the Westchester, the match got off to a low-key start and the New York side moved the ball a bit better in the opening half. Still, Jon Villantoy (Met Oval – NY) put the U.S. up 1-0 with his goal.
The U.S. showed more intensity in the 2nd half and scored a couple of nice goals. Marco Carrizales
(FC Dallas - Texas) scored one goal and Sebastian Velasquez (Los Alamitos SC - California) had the other for a 3-0 margin of victory.
A handful of team members earned major plaudits, including midfielder Maul Corboz (NJSA – New Jersey), left back Alfred Edmonds (De Anza Force – California) and center back Mykal Riley (Arsenal – California). Corboz in particular did a good job of distributing the ball. Ryan McNamara was good for Westchester. U15 BNT Lineup:
GK – Kendall Mcintosh
D Michael Russo
, Mykal Riley, Andrew Souders, Alfred Ddmonds
M – Maul Corboz (DM), Marco Carrizales
(ACM), Eric Gonzalez (left), Victor Zamora
F Desmond Gonzalez (CASA), Jon Villantoy (Met Oval)
Subs – Daniel Bedoya, Andre Alvarez, Bryan Celis, Sebastian Velasquez, Kellen Gulley, Esteban Rodriguez, Jacob Schenk (GK), Erick Sanchez (injured)U15 BNT 1, NJSA 04 0
This was the better game of the evening and was marked by a strong performance in central midfield from the U.S. U15 BNT’s Collin Martin (DC United – Maryland). Martin was very clean on the ball, composed and keeps it moving with aplomb. Jalen Robinson (Bethesda SC – Maryland) and Andrew Change (Sockers – Illinois) were effective in defense.
NJSA goalkeeper Seamus Conway, plus defenders Greg Kay and Zach Hickey were very good.U15 BNT Lineup:
GK: Fernando Pina
D: Austin Yearwood, Malcolm Harris, Jalen Robinson, Andrew Chang
M: Erik Sa, Brody Hickey, Collin Martin, Ryan Masch
F: Melvin Snoh, Michael Gamble
Subs: Christian Duarte, Ross Tetro, Joel Salmeron, Travis Pillon, Ethan Decker, Andrew Reyes