Preseason begins with loss to high schoolers
February 4, 2009 (Official Game Summary)
Since no official release was provided, here are the key moments from the matchtracker.
14' Daneligh Borman speeds down the left wing before hitting a low pass to Leonel St. Preux, whose one-time shot slams off the crossbar.
19' Against the run of play, the U.S. right back hits a cross that is actually perfectly placed for a shot. It sails over Danny Cepero's head and tucks into the back of the net. 1-0 U.S.
HALFTIME: U.S. 1, Red Bulls 0. The Red Bulls had several chances to get on the scoreboard but they couldn't finish. Meanwhile, the U17s are ahead on a fluky goal but they kept pace for most of the half.
70' Macoumba Kandji is able to get some space in the penalty box and is knocked down by a U.S. defender. However, the referee waves play on.
77' David Roth corner finds Kevin Goldthwaite, whose goal-bound header is cleared off the line by a U.S. defender!
FINAL: RED BULLS 0, U.S. U17s 1. The Red Bulls had a lot of chances to score and dominated possession but as expected with the first preseason game, their sharpness in front of goal could be improved.