U.S. U-17 MNT defeats Russia 4-0 to win group at French tournament
By News Desk / March 28, 2016
BRETIGNOLLES SUR MER, France (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team came out on top of Group B at the 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu after dominating Russia 4-0. The USA will face France for the tournament title on March 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
The U.S. attacked Russia quickly with the opening goal coming in the first minute from George Acosta, who was assisted by Ayomide Akinola. Minutes later, Acosta completed his brace in the seventh minute with the help of Blaine Ferri.
The second half started much the same with Akinola scored in the 43rd minute with Timothy Weah grabbing the assist. Just four minutes later, Akinola earned his brace after Christopher Goslin set him up for the goal.
In Group B, the U.S. lands on top with five points with a goal differential of four followed by Brazil (5) with a goal differential of two, England (4) and Russia (1).
– U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report –
Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: March 26, 2016
Competition: 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu
Venue: Bretignolles Sur Mer, France
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
Weather: 50 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 2 2 4
RUS 0 0 0
USA – George Acosta (Ayomide Akinola) 1st minute
USA – George Acosta (Blaine Ferri) 7
USA – Ayomide Akinola (Timothy Weah) 43
USA – Ayomide Akinola (Christopher Goslin) 47
USA: 12-Justin Garces; 2-Jean Julien Foe Nuphaus (13-Arturo Vasquez, 51), 4-Chris Durkin (capt.), 5-Tyler Shaver, 14-Kelee Cornfield Saunders; 8-Christopher Goslin (6-James Sands, 51),10-Blaine Ferri (19-Niccolo Lemoine, 76), 20-George Acosta (3-Rayshaun McGann, 76); 17-Timothy Weah, 7-Ayomide Akinola (11-Andrew Carleton, 51), 16-Adrian Villegas (9-Josh Sargent, 41)
Subs Not Used: 1-Alex Budnik, 15-Jake Arteaga, 18-Nicolas Garcia Morillo
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris
RUS: 1-Anton Shitov; 2-Aleksandr Evinov, 4-Aleksandr Mikhailov, 3-Vladimir Moskvichev (15-Artem Giurdzhan, 41), 5-Dmitrii Zavarukhin; 8-Nail Umiarov, 10-Alexey Mironov (19-Vladislav Karapuzov, 61), 20-Dimitry Velikorodnyy (17-Danil Prutsev, 49); 6-Ilia Gomaniuk (13-Semen Radostev, 41), 11-Danill Lopatin (18-Mikhail Ageev, 41), 9-Kirill Kolesnichenko
Subs Not Used: 14- Rail Abdullin, 12- David Sangare
Head Coach: Dimitrii Vlianov
RUS – Aleksandr Evinov (caution) 13th minute
USA – Ayomide Akinola (caution) 28
RUS – Dmitry Velikorodnyy (caution) 31
RUS – Aleksandr Mikhailov (caution) 55
RUS – Semen Radostev (caution) 64
USA – Niccolo Lemoine (caution) 77
USA – Chris Durkin (ejection) 80
RUS – Aleksandr Evinov (ejection) 80
Referee: Philippe Vinche
Assistant Referee: Damien Boudaud
Assistant Referee: Pascal Fernandes
4th Official: Guillerme Devaud
Man of the Match: Ayomide Akinola
*Match was 80 minutes and played on natural grass.