U.S. U17 MNT defeats Houston Academy 3-0

U.S. U17 MNT defeats Houston Academy 3-0
by U.S. Soccer
May 11, 2012

Ahinga Selemani netted two goals and Tyler Turner added a tally as the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated the Houston Dynamo U17/18 Academy team 3-0 on Thursday in the soft opening of BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.

The U.S. broke through in the 32nd minute. Selemani picked up the ball on the right flank and used a combination of speed and force to get past left back Christian Gonzalez. With a step past his defender, Selemani placed the ball past a lunging Fernando Piña. Selemani scored his second of the match in the 49th minute, dribbling past three defenders before hammering the ball past Piña.

The U.S. U17s capped off their scoring in the 49th minute on Turner’s header off of a Cameron Lindley assist to take a 3-0 lead.

- U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Game Report -

Match: U.S. U17 Men’s National Team vs. Houston Dynamo Academy
Date: May 10, 2012
Competition: BBVA Compass Stadium Soft Opening
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, Texas
Attendance: 8,611
Weather: windy, 75 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
U.S. U-17              1 2 3
Dynamo Academy  0 0 0

U.S. U-17 – Ahinga Selemani 32nd minute
U.S. U-17 – Ahinga Selemani 49
U.S. U-17 – Tyler Turner (Cameron Lindley) 53

Lineups:
U.S. U17 – Paul Christensen (Evan Louro, 46), Shaquell Moore (Elijah Martin, 60), John Requejo Jr. (Adonis Amaya, 60), Tyler Turner, Kevin Politz (Jorge Miranda, 60), Cameron Lindley, Corey Baird (Mukwelle Akale, 60), Angel Heredia (Aaron Meyer, 60), Ahinga Selemani (Wesley Wade, 60), Junior Flores (Christopher Lema, 60), Rubio Rubin (Bradford Jamieson, 60)

Dynamo Academy – Fernando Piña (Leopoldo Castillo, 83); Samuel Omondi (Alex Ochoa, 50), Bradley Bourgeois, Erik Tello (Manuel Chavez, 77), Christian Gonzalez; Martin Agredo (Christian Diaz, 50), Jorge Andrade (Bryan Salazar, 50), Juan Lopez (Raymundo Marquez, 61), Jorge Contreras (Jose Rodriguez, 61); Alan Arellano, Glen Reid (Elochukwu Ozumba, 72)

Stats Summary: HOU / U.S.
Shots: 14 / 14
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 4 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Offside: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
None

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