SUM U-17 Cup: Day 2 recap

Recaps and boxscores from the second day of SUM U-17 Cup action

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The second night of matches of the 2010 SUM U-17 Cup took place Saturday night at Centennial Park in Friendswood, Texas. The 16 teams are competing in four groups of four, with the group winners advancing to Tuesday's semifinals.

Due to the short time frame of the tournament, matches are being played with 30-minute halves. Ties will be broken by a shootout, with the winning team earning two points and the losing team one point. Here are the results from the opening night:

Group A

D.C. United 2, Colorado Rapids 1

Both teams, previously unbeaten, battled it out on the Centennial Park fields, with D.C. taking an early lead from a Yaw Amankwa goal in the fifth minute. Colorado came back before the end of the first half with a beautifully headed goal from forward Eric Kronenberg. The game went into the half tied 1-1 and stayed that way until the final minute of regulation.

Second-half sub Romain Gall, a small but talented central midfielder for D.C., raced down the right wing and floated a high cross into the center of the area. The Rapids netminder could not reach to punch it away, and Patrick Foss rose to head the ball into the open net to give D.C. a dramatic win. United heads into its final group game with five points and the lead in Group A. If D.C. wins its Monday night match against San Jose, it will clinch first place in the group and a spot in the semifinals.

D.C. United (1-0-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (1-1-0)

2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group A
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
DC -- Yaw Amankwa 1 (unassisted) 4
COL -- Eric Kronenberg 1 (unassisted) 16
DC -- Patrick Foss 1 (Romain Gall 1) 60 

D.C. United -- Tyler Beck (Dakota Niedermeier 52), Rafeal Fagundo (Suliman Dainkeh 31), Mahamamoudou Kaba, Marco Hurtado (Martin Lopez 48), Jordan Manley, Nathaniel Eggleston, Tyler Rudy (Jose Porteria 60), Cody Albrecht, Yaw Amankwa (Patrick Foss 45), Kennedy O'Shea (Romain Gall 31), Julian Griggs.

Colorado Rapids -- Andrew Epstein, Jason Prichard (Karsten Hanlin), Matthew Taphorn, Chris Gurule, Jordan Spring, David Pardo (Ricardo Perez 40), Avery Ball, Santiago Velez, Isaac Martinez (Dillon Serna), Austin Seifert (Juan Carlos Regalado), Eric Kronenberg (James Rogers 48). 

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Chicago Fire 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0

It was a defensive battle in Friendswood between the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes. Both goalkeepers made tremendous saves, including a sprawling save by Earthquakes goalkeeper Jesus Guzman in the 47th minute, to keep their squads in the match. Luck was not on San Jose's side though, as a handball was called in the box in the 50th minute, giving Chicago a penalty kick. Kellen Gully stepped up and fired the shot past Guzman, giving Chicago the lead, the win, and a much-needed three points. Chicago must defeat Colorado on Monday night and have D.C. either lose or tie for the Fire to claim first place in the group.

Chicago Fire (1-0-1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (0-2)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group A
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
CHI - Kellen Gulley 1 (penalty kick) 51
 

Chicago Fire -- Zak Allen, Keaton Albert, David Caban, Andrew Conner, Peter Beasley, Victor Zamora (Kellen Gulley 31), Brandon de la Torre (Luis Medina 28), Joseph Laboy (Jesus Medina 31), Michael Winhoffer (A.J. Jeffries 26), Neal Usry (Jabri Danzy 31), Daniel Lojeck.

San Jose Earthquakes -- Jesus Guzman, Everardo Aguiar, Sam Engs (Chris Cruz 56), Juan Guerrero, Hunter LeBlanc, Nicholas Lima, Jesus Morales (Israel Ayala 38), Travis Pillon, Jorge Soto (Fardeen Shaiwany 50), Brian Visser (Jose Navarro 53), Jeremy Williams.

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Group B

Columbus Crew 2, FC Dallas 1

FC Dallas entered the tournament as the favorite to win Group B, but after losing 2-1 to the Columbus Crew Saturday night, they sit in third place and need a win against Philadelphia on Monday to avoid finishing last. Chris Davis put Columbus on the board in the 12th minute with his second goal of the tournament. Columbus tacked on a second goal in the 47th minute when Raymond Olivarria crossed the ball to the front of the box, where Al Crognole fired a shot past the Dallas goalkeeper. Bobby Eddet tallied a goal for Dallas in the 49th minute, but it was too little, too late as Columbus held on for the victory.

Columbus Crew (1-0-1) vs. FC Dallas (0-1-1)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group B
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary: 
CLB -- Chris Davis 2 (Tom Granot 1) 12
CLB -- Al Crognale 1 (Ray Olivarria 1) 47
FCD -- Bobby Eddet 1 (unassisted) 49

FC Dallas -- Caleb Underwood, Ricardo Mejia (David Robledo 26), Samuel Coleman, Mark Ashby, Nicolas Rochowski (Jacob Garza 39), Jose Gamino (Emerson Hyndman 31), Flavio Guzman, Jairo Villalta (Erick Chapa 35), Kevin Machado (J. Toledo 31), Christian Garcia, Bobby Eddet.

Columbus Crew -- Jake Circillo (Nick Straight 31), Will Trapp (David Witkiff 27), Max Riehemann, Chris Davis (Rhodes Moore 35), Dominic Aracri, Mason Hoge, Anthony Boerio (Alex Crognale 31),  Alex Ranalli, Raymond Olivarria, Tom Granot (Charlie Reymann 43), Peter Suess (Zach Mason 31).

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Seattle Sounders 2, Philadelphia Union 1

Seattle continued its strong play with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union thanks to a strong defensive effort from the Sounders back line and goalkeeper Rodney Greiling. Both of Seattle's goals were courtesy of defenders - Michael Gallagher and Ian Lange, respectively. Midfielder Aaron Kovar, a standout for Seattle thus far, delivered an inswinging corner kick that Gallagher redirected with a sharp header for the first goal. Lange then got on the end of a loose ball in the box after another Kovar corner to give Sounders FC a 2-0 halftime lead.

Philadelphia rallied in the second half after inserting many of the previous evening's starters, including Friday's goalscorer Melvin Snoh and standout midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin. Midfielder Colin O'Neill connected on a cross to bring the Union within a goal, but outstanding goalkeeping by Greiling preserved the victory. 

Seattle Sounders (1-0-1) vs. Philadelphia Union (0-1-1)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group B
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
SEA -- Michael Gallagher 1 (Aaron Kovar 1)
SEA -- Ian Lange 1 (unassisted)
PHI -- Colin O'Neill 1 (unassisted)

Seattle Sounders -- Rodney Greiling, Ian Lange, Michael Gallagher, Aaron Kovar (Jacob Beck 55), Troy Peterson, Prince Gunderson (Chris Miller 20), Jordan Schweitzer, DeAndre Yedlin (Ian Crook 51), Tolossa Hassan (Dominique Dismuke 46), Sam Langston, Travis Strawn.

Philadelphia Union -- Zack Steffan, Ryan Bertrando, Christian Kascheck, Nick Hutchinson (Melvin Snoh 31), Colin O'neill (Chris Somerville 48), Connor Ryan (Mike Gonzalez 31), Zach Pfeffer (Jimmy McLaughlin 31), Darius Madison, Joseph Raymond (Zach Shiposh 31), Jonathan Kumher, Ryan Dodds (Benjamin Kennel 31). 

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Group C

Chivas USA 3, Toronto FC 0

Chivas USA continued their strong form in this year's U-17 Cup, defeating Toronto FC with three second-half goals. Toronto had an opportunity in the first half, when Marcus Lees was fouled in the box to earn a penalty kick. Unfortunately for Toronto, Tristan Jackman stepped up and fired the shot right at the goalkeeper, Jack McGuire, and the game remained scoreless.

The second half was dominated by Chivas USA. In the 40th minute, Marcial Cazares drilled a corner kick into the box, and Ivan Delgado headed the ball past Toronto goalkeeper Justin Silveria to put Chivas on the board. Ten minutes later, Pedro Velasquez played a beautiful through-ball to Kevin de la Torre, who met the ball in stride and found the back of the net. Steve Palacios added a third goal for Chivas in the 60th minute. Chivas will now face the Houston Dynamo  on Monday night to determine the group winner.

Chivas USA (2-0) vs. Toronto FC (0-2)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group C
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary: 
CHV -- Ivan Delgado 1 (Marcial Cazares 1) 40
CHV -- Kevin de la Torre 1 (Pedro Velasquez 2) 50
CHV -- Steve Palacios 1 (Marcial Cazares 2) 60 

Toronto FC -- Justin Silveria, Eric Ngo (Prasenna Kirupakaran 31), Arthur
Casupanan, Tristan Jackman (Matthew Arnone 55), Mackenzie Kim (Ben Futorianski
45), Andrew Curci, Kristian Zanette (Nathan Kelsey 43), Chris Manella (Sergio
Camargo 31), Dakar Charles, Marcus Lees, Kaheem Christopher.

Chivas USA -- Jake McGuire, Alexis Flores, Ivan Delgado, Marcial Cazares,
Nicholas Ledesma (Sergio Cervantes 31), Jose Luis Martinez (Steve Palacios 31),
Kevin de Niz, Alfredo Figueroa (Erick Corona 44), Adam Arana (Max Rizo 31),
Jesus Jimenez (Victor Vazquez 31), Kevin de la Torre (Pedro Velasquez 58).

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Houston Dynamo 3, New England Revolution 1

The Houston Dynamo continued their impressive run in this year's U-17 Cup, defeating the New England Revolution 3-1 to earn three points and a share of first place with Chivas USA. Tamay Sanchez was the man of the match, scoring all three Dynamo goals.

In the 11th minute, Sanchez cut through two defenders before being dragged down in the penalty box. Sanchez stepped up to the penalty kick and fired a laser past Revs goalkeeper Ryan Simpson. New England tied the game in the 42nd minute when Diego Fagundez split two defenders to find Felix DeBonna streaking through the box. DeBonna, who only entered the game two minutes earlier, placed the ball past Dynamo goalkeeper Graham Wheeler and leveled the score.

The Revs' celebration was short-lived, though, as two minutes later, Sanchez stole the ball from a New England midfielder, took two steps, and fired a shot to the upper corner of the net. To cap things off, Sanchez picked up a ball from Isaiah Noreiga in the 56th minute and scored a Donovan-esque type goal, rocketing the ball from twelve yards out over the goalkeeper's head. Sanchez is currently the tournament's leading scorer and a front-runner for the tournament MVP award.

The Dynamo will take on Chivas USA at 6:30 p.m. on Monday night in a winner-take-all match for Group C.

Houston Dynamo (2-0) vs. New England Revolution (0-2)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group C
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
HOU -– Tamay Sanchez 1 (penalty kick) 11
NE –- Felix DeBonna 1 (Diego Fagundez 1) 42
HOU –- Tamay Sanchez 2 (unassisted) 44
HOU –- Tamay Sanchez 3 (Isaiah Noreiga) 56

Houston Dynamo -- Graham Wheeler, Juan Ramirez, Bradley Bourgeois, Sebastian Karpen (Siegfried Casar 43), Luis Mendoza (Jose Christian Gonzalez 31), Alexandro Ochoa (Leo Ayala 31), Miguel Zapata, Alex Gonzalez (Manuel Chavez 39), Diego Martinez Del Campo (Isaiah Noreiga 45), Tamay Sanchez (Bryan Salazar 59), Martin Fiemawhle (Jordan Davies 51).

New England Revolution -- Ryan Simpson (Tyler Zon 31), Adrian Reifsynder (Christian Sady 31), Sean MacDonald, Peter Lee-Kramer (Forrest Sisk 31), Mitchell Taintor, Diego Fagundez, Jack Hilger (Kelvin Castillo 43), Dan Tchen, Frederico Ferre (Cole Denormandie 40), Jannick Kabala (Derek Medeiros 49), Peguy Ngatcha (Felix DeBonna 40).

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Group D

Real Salt Lake 1, Los Angeles Galaxy 1 (RSL won on penalty kicks)

After a first half marked by frustrating, unproductive play by both sides, the Galaxy and Real Salt Lake both broke through with goals in the second half, but only RSL would leave a winner after defeating LA on PKs.

The Galaxy’s Dyllan Stevens opened the scoring with an unassisted strike created from sheer determination to push his way through the defense. The lead was short-lived, as RSL struck back only one minute later when Junior Jbopau received a skillful, nearly no-look cross from Maikon Orellana to tie things up. Tied at the end of regulation, the teams went to penalty kicks, where RSL emerged victorious for the second game in a row.

Real Salt Lake (1-0-1) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (0-1-1)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group D
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary:
LA -- Dyllan Stevens 1 (unassisted) 48
RSL -- Junior Jbopau 1 (Maikon Orellana 1) 49 

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Alexis Padilla, Jonathan Hower, Juan Chavez, Justin Dhillon, Mykal Riley, Drew Murphy, Jack McBean, Jake Kim, Nathaniel Schnitman, Juan Mendoza, Jake Laporte.
Subs: Eric Gonzalez 31, Jose Avila 41, Dyllan Stevens 31, Neil Ignacio 31, Dennis Flores 55 

Real Salt Lake -- Tyler Wilson, Joseph Metzger, Carson Elliot, Julio Alcaron, Cole Nagy, Junior Jbopau, Phanuel Kavita, Aaron Caprio, Austin Jex, Lucas Cawley, Alejandra Espinoza.
Subs: Zander Rados 22, Tanney Clay 12, Maikon Orellana 31, Matt Gay 31, Antonio Murillo 31 

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

New York Red Bulls 2 vs. Kansas City Wizards 0

On the rebound from last night’s loss to Real Salt Lake, the New York Red Bulls dominated the Kansas City Wizards Juniors in a resounding 2-0 victory. New York’s Ethan Decker opened up the scoring in the 43rd minute with a fantastic strike from just inside the 18-yard box. Two minutes later, powerful forward Brandon Allen was the beneficiary of some nice combination play in the midfield to make the score 2-0. The goal was Allen's second of the tournament. The Wizards never gained enough momentum to counter New York’s 1-2 punch, and the score held for the remainder of the game.

New York Red Bulls (1-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (1-1)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup - Group D
July 24, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX

Scoring Summary: 
NY -- Ethan Decker 1 (unassisted) 42 
NY -- Brandon Allen 2 (unassisted) 44

Kansas City Wizards -- Jonathan Kempin, Andrew Brown, Eric DeJulio, Austin Esparza, Cameron Wallace, Konner Knoll, David Leichty, Marques Mayoras, Jordan Rideout, Derek Schrick, Clay Stewart.
Subs: Raymond Lee 31, Nicholas Row 53, Lucas Throckmorton 42, Shane Woods 31.

New York Red Bulls -- Santiago Castano, Russel Canouse, Oscar Gonzalez, Luis Munoz, Antonio Matarazzo, Tommy Haskell, Eric Lagg, Ivan Dorador, Anthony Casagranda, Christian Johnson, Jake Wagmeister.
Subs: Diego Ceron 52, Brandon Alvarado 31, Adam Najem 31, Matthew Miazga 23, Ross Tetro 26, Ethan Decker 40. 

Matches played with 30-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial