US U-17s finish unbeaten against Jamaica

Wilmer Cabrera

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The United States U-17 national team finished undefeated in a two-game weekend set with Jamaica's youth side, posting a scoreless draw on Friday before earning a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

The Americans couldn't manage to find the back of the net in the first affair, but Santa Rosa, Calif., native Kendall McIntosh made three saves as the US earned a shutout.

The second match saw more action, as Esteban Rodriguez converted a penalty kick and forward Alfred Koroma also tallied before Omar Holmes netted for the home side.

Mobi Fehr and Nathan Smith played all 180 minutes for the Red, White and Blue.

The team returns from Jamaica on Feb. 3 and will spend a week training in Bradenton, Fla., before heading back to the Caribbean island for the U-17 CONCACAF Championship. The semifinalists of the 12-team tournament earn berths in the 2011 U-17 World Cup.

Lineups (1/28):

USA: 1-Kendall McIntosh; 4-Joe Amon, 2-Zach Carroll, 6-Mobi Fehr, 3-Nathan Smith; 8-Jordan Allen (Esteban Rodriguez, 26), 5-Tarik Salkicic (16-Matt Dunn, 77), 10-Christian Duarte (12-Alejandro Guido, 66), 11-Alfred Koroma (13-Marc Pelosi, 77); 7-Andrew Oliver (19-Jack McBean, 77), 9-Paul Arriola

Subs Not Used: 18-Fernando Piña, 14-Kellyn Acosta, 15-Andrew Souders, 17-Mario Rodriguez

Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

Lineup (1/30):

USA: 1-Fernando Piña; 3-Kellyn Acosta, 2-Andrew Souders (15-Tarik Salkicic, 90), 6-Mobi Fehr, 4-Nathan Smith; 8-Esteban Rodriguez (14-Jordan Allen, 70), 5-Matt Dunn, 10-Alejandro Guido (17-Zach Carroll, 77), 11-Marc Pelosi; 7-Alfred Koroma (16-Andrew Oliver, 81), 9-Jack McBean;

Subs Not Used: 18-Kendall McIntosh, 12-Christian Duarte, 13-Paul Arriola, 20-Joe Amon

Not Available: Mario Rodriguez

Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera

Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.


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