U.S. Kicks Off 2015 Nike International Friendlies Tuesday Against England

Dec. 1, 2015


The U.S. U-15 Boys' National Team 00' begins the new cycle that will culminate with the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India when it hosts the Nike International Friendlies this week at Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Coinciding with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's Winter Showcase, the U.S. U-15 BNT kicks off the round-robin tournament Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET against England (live on ussoccer.com).

U.S. U-15 BNT 00' Notes

  • The U-15 BNT 00' is 3-4-3 over 10 international matches in 2015.
  • Fifteen players on the Nike International Friendlies roster took part in the U-15's run to the Tournament de Nazioni championship in Vipolze, Slovenia this past April and May.
  • The U-15 BNT 00' opens the Nike International Friendlies against familiar foe England. The two sides played to a 2-2 draw on Aug. 16 and 3-3 draw on Aug. 19 in a pair of matches played in Burton-upon-Trent, England.
  • Defenders Kelee Cornfield-Saunders, Christopher Durkin and midfielders George Acosta and Adrian Villegas have appeared in all 10 matches for the U-15 BNT this year.
  • Andrew Carleton leads the U-15 BNT in scoring with six goals in 2015. He's followed closely by Toronto FC Academy product Ayomide Akinola with five and Weston FC's George Acosta with three.
  • Acosta and Timothy Weah hold the joint team lead for assists with four each in 2015.
  • Timothy Weah is the son of former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah.
  • The U.S. U-15 BNT will be coached by John Hackworth.

2015 Nike International Friendlies Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Netherlands vs. Brazil, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA vs. England, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Friday, Dec. 4
Brazil vs. England, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA s. Netherlands, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

Sunday, Dec. 6
England vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)
USA vs. Brazil, 6 p.m. ET (ussoccer.com)

U.S. U-15 BNT Roster for 2015 Nike International Friendlies:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexander Budnik (Sockers FC; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Justin Garces (Kendall FC; Miami, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (7): Jake Arteaga (LA Galaxy, Glendora, Calif.), Kelee Cornfield-Saunders (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Bryan Perez (LA Premier FC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chandler Vaughn (D.C. United; Woodbridge, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Andrew Carleton (Georgia United; Powder Springs, Ga.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Christopher Goslin (Georgia United; Locust Grove, Ga.), James Sands (New York Soccer Club; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers; Hood River, Ore.)
FORWARDS (4): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallen, Mo.), Tonny Temple (IMG Academy; Millville, Pa.), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)

2015 U-15 BNT 00' Results

Date

Opponent

Result

Venue

Goal Scorers

April 25, 2015

vs. Costa Rica

4-1 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Carleton (2), del Rosario (2)

April 26, 2015

vs. Croatia

6-2 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Akinola (4), Carleton (2)

April 27, 2015

vs. Slovenia

2-3 L

Vipolze, Slovenia

Goslin, Acosta

April 29, 2015

vs. Italy

0-0 D (5-4 PK)

Vipolze, Slovenia

-

May 1, 2015

vs. Austria

3-2 W

Vipolze, Slovenia

Carleton (2), Weah

June 8, 2015

vs. Uruguay

0-1 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

-

June 10, 2015

vs. Argentina

1-2 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Licor

June 12, 2015

vs. Paraguay

1-3 L

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Acosta

Aug. 16, 2015

vs. England

2-2 D

Burton-upon-Trent, England

Villegas, Acosta

Aug. 19, 2015

vs. England

3-3 D

Burton-upon-Trent, England

Sargent, Durkin, Akinola

2015 U.S. U-15 BNT 00' Statistics
Through Aug. 19, 2015

Player

Position

GP

GS

G

A

YC

RC

Hometown

Club

Acosta, George

MF

10

5

3

4

1

0

Hollywood, Fla.

Weston FC

Durkin, Christopher

DF

10

8

1

0

1

0

Glen Allen, Va.

D.C. United

Villegas, Adrian

MF

10

5

1

3

0

0

Hood River, Ore.

Portland Timbers

Cornfield-Saunders, Kelee

DF

10

9

0

1

1

0

San Marcos, Calif.

LA Galaxy

Carleton, Andrew

MF

8

5

6

0

0

0

Powder Springs, Ga.

Georgia United

Perez, Bryan

DF

8

5

0

0

1

0

Los Angeles, Calif.

LA Premier FC

Akinola, Ayomide

FW

7

4

5

3

1

0

Brampton, Ont.

Toronto FC

Goslin, Christopher

MF

7

4

1

0

0

0

Locust Grove, Ga.

FC Golden United

Arteaga, Jake

DF

7

4

0

0

0

0

Glendora, Calif.

LA Galaxy

Lindsey, Jaylin

DF

7

6

0

0

0

0

Charlotte, N.C.

Sporting Kansas City

Weah, Timothy

FW

6

3

1

4

0

0

Rosedale, N.Y.

Paris Saint-Germain

Ferri, Blaine

MF

6

4

0

0

0

0

Southlake, Texas

Solar Chelsea FC

Vaughn, Chandler

DF

6

5

0

0

0

0

Woodbridge, Va.

D.C. United

Budnik, Alexander

GK

4

4

0

0

0

0

Arlington Heights, Ill.

Sockers FC

McGann, Rayshaun

DF

3

3

0

0

0

0

Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Philadelphia Union

Sargent, Joshua

FW

2

1

1

0

0

0

O'Fallen, Mo.

Scott Gallagher Missouri

Sands, James

MF

1

1

0

1

0

0

Rye, N.Y.

New York Soccer Club

Dos Santos, Carlos

GK

1

1

0

0

0

0

Philadelphia, Pa.

Philadelphia Union

Garces, Justin

GK

0

0

0

0

0

0

Miami, Fla.

Kendall FC

Temple, Tonny

FW

0

0

0

0

0

0

Millville, Pa.

IMG Academy

Vasquez, Arturo

MF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mira Loma, Calif.

FC Golden State

Goalkeeper Statistics

Goalkeeper

GP

GS

GF

GA

SO

W

L

D

YC

RC

Budnik, Alexander

4

4

9

7

0

1

2

1

0

0

Dos Santos, Carlos

1

1

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0