Saturday, June 25, 2011
FC Dallas at u17 Worlds Update
By Buzz Carrick
FC Dallas, as we've mentioned before, has two players at the U17 World Championships taking place right now in Mexico. Richard Sanchez, FCD's home grown goalkeeper, is the #1 net-minder for Mexico. 15 year old Kellyn Acosta has been starting in the back line for the US.
Mexico has played two more games since we last checked in and won both. First a 2-1 win over the Congo to secure advancement. Then a 3-2 win over the Dutch that eliminated the Orange. Sanchez started both games and in both Mexico was out shot by a healthy margin, 15 to 11 versus Congo and 25 to 12 against the Dutch.
Unfortuantly for US fans, the Yanks dropped their second game, a 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan. Kellyn Acosta started and played all 90 minutes. North Texan Matt Dunn also started and play 90 in midfield. Solar's Alfred Koroma came on at halftime and score the US goal. Koroma has now scored in both US games.
With all four team in Group D tied on 3 points, the US will need a results of some kind against New Zealand today to advance.