José Pedraza, Jeyvier Cintrón y Henry Lebrón están preparados para sus respectivos combates del 25 de mayo en Kissimmee

May 16, 2019
José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza apunta hacia Antonio Lozada

El choque Pedraza vs. Lozada servirá de co-estelar al combate entre Masayuki Ito vs. Jamel Herring por el título mundial peso jr. ligero OMB que se celebrará el 25 de mayo en el Osceola Heritage Park en Kissimmee

Además, Jeyvier Cintrón, Henry Lebrón, y otros prospectos boricuas
verán acción en las peleas preliminares del cartel



GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (16 de mayo del 2019)— El ex campeón del mundo en dos divisiones, José ‘Sniper’ Pedraza, se quiere quitar una espinita el 25 de mayo. Su oponente de esa noche en el Osceola Heritage Park será el mexicano Antonio ‘Cañitas’ Lozada Jr., quien en marzo del año pasado le quitó el invicto a su amigo Félix Verdejo. Tanto Verdejo como Pedraza son de Puerto Rico, y Pedraza, quien además buscará regresar a la ruta ganadora tras una derrota por decisión ante Vasiliy Lomachenko, espera quitarse la espinita de la derrota de su compatriota ante Lozada.

El choque Pedraza vs. Lozada servirá de co-estelar al combate entre el campeón japonés Masayuki Ito y el ex marine Jamel ‘Semper Fi’ Herring por el título mundial unior ligero de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB). Ambos combates serán televisados por ESPN y ESPN Deportes el 25 de mayo a las 10 p.m. ET.

Las peleas preliminares de la función se transmitirá por ESPN+ a partir de las 6:30 p.m. ET y estarán repleta de los mejores jóvenes talentos de Puerto Rico, incluido el fuerte golpeador Henry ‘Moncho’ Lebrón (8-0, 6 KOs) y el contendiente súpermosca Jeyvier Cintrón. Lebrón se enfrentará a Luis Lizarraga Jr. (6-12-1, 2 KOs) en una pelea a seis rounds, mientras que Cintrón, un dos-veces olímpico puertorriqueño, enfrentará al ex campeón mundial interino de peso mosca Koki Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs) en un combate a 10 rounds.

Pedraza, Cintrón y Lebrón entrenaron ante los medios en el gimnasio de boxeo Felix Pagán Pintor. Esto fue lo que los peleadores tuvieron decir:
 
 
José Pedraza
 
“Yo estoy bien motivado. Lozada es un peleador de mucho peligro. Él es el típico guerrero mexicano que viene siempre hacia adelante a pelear y a presionar, pero hemos trabajado muy duro y estoy seguro que saldré con una gran victoria para todo Puerto Rico el 25 de mayo.”

“Yo quiero quitarme esa espinita (la derrota de Verdejo ante Lozada), pero debo cambiar mis palabras. No voy en busca de venganza, porque solamente Félix puede vengar su derrota ante Lozada. Como buenos hermanos puertorriqueños que somos, yo vengo a sacarme esa espinita porque Lozada le ganó a uno de mis compañeros de mucho tiempo. Yo vengo a ganar esta pelea.”

“Luego de esta pelea me gustaría regresar a la escena del título mundial en las 135 libras y poder tener una oportunidad de campeonato para finales de este año, pero si no logro obtener esa oportunidad, estaría viendo mis opciones en las 140 libras. Me gustaría convertirme en campeón mundial de tres divisiones.”
 

Jeyvier Cintrón
 
“Esta pelea yo la estaba esperando hace mucho tiempo. He estado trabajando duro junto a mi entrenador Iván Calderón y estoy listo para las peleas grandes. Llegó mi momento de brillar. El 25 de mayo voy a demostrar que yo estoy listo para enfrentar a los grandes peleadores de las 115 libras.”

“Yo voy a enfrentar a un peleador experimentado. Ya el fue campeón mundial interino, pero yo vengo con todo. Lo voy a dar todo arriba del ring y le aseguro a mi gente que voy a salir con la victoria.”
 

Henry Lebrón
 
“Me siento súper contento de estar representando a la nueva cepa de peleadores puertorriqueños ante los fanaticos de Kissimmee. Somos muchos los borciuas que veremos acción el 25 de mayo en el Osceola Heritage Park, y venimos a darle un buen show a nuestra gente de Kissimmee. Ya es casi como nuestra casa.”

“Mi rival es un peleador mexicano que aguanta mucho castigo. Asimila bien los golpes y entiendo que esta será una pelea larga. Yo estoy preparado para ir a la distancia, pero también tengo la pegada. Si lo logro lastimar, voy a ir por el nocaut.”

“Soy un peleador joven estoy en proceso de continuar creciendo y aprendiendo, pero en el 2019 me gustaría pelear por un título mundial juvenil. Siento que voy camino a eso. Hemos trabajado mucho tiempo para eso. Si se me da la oportunidad, no la voy a desaprovechar.”
 
 
Otros prospectos boricuas que verán acción en las peleas preliminares del cartel serán: Jean Carlos ‘Chapito’ Rivera (15-1, 10 KO’s), quien enfrentará a Adam López (12-1, 5 KO’s) en una pelea a 10 asaltos en el peso pluma; el invicto pegador del peso mediano Edgar Berlanga (10-0, 10 KO’s), quien chocará ante Gyorgy Varju (7-4, 4 KO’s) en un combate a ocho asaltos; y al ex olímpico de padre boricua y madre mexicana, Antonio Vargas (10-0, 4 KO’s), quien se mide ante José Cardenas (16-4, 13 KO’s) en una pelea a ocho asaltos en el peso gallo.

En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con All Star Boxing y Teiken Promotions, boletos restantes con un precio de $100 (ringside) y $50 (admisión general), incluidos todos los impuestos y tarifas de instalaciones, los boletos se pueden comprar en línea a través de ticketmaster.com, con cargo por teléfono al 800.745.3000 o en la boletería del Osceola Heritage Park en persona (abierto de lunes a viernes de 10 am a 4 pm y en los días del evento). Para más información: www.ohpark.com.

Para más información, visite: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook:facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

Use los hashtags #ItoHerring y #PedrazaLozada para unirse a la conversación en las redes sociales.
 
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ROMERO DUNO VS. JUAN ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

May 16, 2019

ROMERO DUNO VS. JUAN ANTONIO RODRIGUEZThursday, May 16, 2019Fantasy Springs Resort CasinoIndio, California

Duno vs Rodriguez is a 10-round lightweight fight for the vacant NABO Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Sanman Boxing and Paco Presents. The event is sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” The fights will take place Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be streamed live on RingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series is available, click here. Tickets for the event are on sale now and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com

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MAYOR TURNER CELEBRATES TEAM UP HOUSTON’S SECOND YEAR WITH LOCAL STUDENTS AND HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS

May 16, 2019
In collaboration with the Houston Dynamo and Dash, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, Sugar Land Skeeters, and Houston Marathon Foundation, Team Up provided Houston youth with the opportunity to learn about off-the-field careers in sports.
HOUSTON – Today, Mayor Turner welcomed students from high schools based in the Complete Communities neighborhoods and Houston Health Department My Brother’s Keeper catchment areas to City Hall to celebrate their year-long achievements in the Team Up initiative. During the celebration, youth heard from Mayor Turner and former NFL player Spencer Tillman and received certificates honoring their accomplishments.
 
Team Up Houston provides Houston youth with the opportunity to learn about and participate in off-the-field careers in sports. Through collaboration with Houston areas sports teams, students are given the chance to see what careers exist in sports beyond being a professional athlete, which have included learning about sports careers in communications, graphic design, marketing, and sponsorship and sales, among others.
 
“Investing in our youth is one of the most important things we can do for our city,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner.  “Team Up provides opportunities to young people in some of our most vulnerable communities, expanding their horizons and encouraging them to stay in school and pursue careers they might not have originally considered.  We are proud to have worked with our schools and sports partners and these young people to provide a unique and important program for Houston’s youth.”
 
After the City Hall celebration, the students attended the Houston Dynamo’s match at BBVA Compass Stadium. Throughout the match, Team Up youth were celebrated through a Team Up banner displayed in the stadium.
 
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Houston, an initiative of the Houston Health Department, and Houston Health Foundation launched the Team Up initiative two years ago with the Houston Marathon Foundation and the Sugar Land Skeeters. For the 2018/2019 school year, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the Houston Dynamo & Dash organization also joined as partners. These sports organizations have worked closely with the Urban Enrichment Institute, Scarborough High School, Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center High School, and YES Prep to encourage youth from the Kashmere, Wheatley, Northside, and Gulfton neighborhoods to improve attendance and behavior, and pursue college and careers. Whataburger, the food sponsor for Team Up, generously supported this initiative by donating lunches for Discovery Days, as well as meals for the year-end event. 
 
Since the beginning of Team Up, students have shown engagement across all campuses, with 80% of students involved in Team Up participating consistently in the monthly Discovery Days. Students in Team Up all strongly agreed that this program has increased their understanding of the sports business industry, as well as the degrees that they can pursue in college related to sports. 90% of students expressed a greater understanding of how to act in a professional setting and, 70% of students are more likely to aspire to go to college after participating in Team Up.
 
Houston’s Team Up initiative has received programmatic support from Bloomberg Associates, the international, philanthropic consulting arm of Bloomberg Philanthropies, since the launch of the initiative. Bloomberg Associates has been working closely with all Team Up partners to enhance collaboration and ensure all parties work together to provide the best opportunities and outcomes for students.
 
“Whether as an athlete, spectator, or casual fan, sports have a significant impact on young men and women,” said Mike Hopper of Bloomberg Associates. “Team Up leverages behind the scenes opportunities with the business and event presentation departments of program partners to positively impact classroom attendance, behavior, and interest in pursuing college and career. We have enjoyed working with our partners in Houston to bring this opportunity to young people who otherwise may not have received this exposure.”
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Top Rank Signs Australian Twin Sensations Jason and Andrew Moloney Moloney twins to make American debut in 2019

May 16, 2019

Two Moloneys are better than one.

The Moloney twins — undefeated super flyweight contender Andrew and top bantamweight contender Jason — have each signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank.

The 28-year-old Moloneys, who are scheduled to fight in separate 10-round bouts June 15 in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, will showcase their talents in the United States and on ESPN platforms in 2019.

“I am personally very thrilled that we have signed the Moloney twins,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “They are two very talented youngsters who are destined for great things.”

“This is a dream come true to sign with the biggest and best promotional company in world boxing,” said Andrew Moloney. “I am now more motivated than ever. Top Rank has built so many great champions over the years. I will continue working hard every day to make sure I am the next one.”

“With the great team of people I have around me, and now the addition of the best promotional company in the world, I really think the sky is the limit,” Jason Moloney said. “This is the start of something very special.”

“I believe the Moloneys are the future of world boxing,” said Tony Tolj, Jason and Andrew’s manager. “We are excited to join the Top Rank team. This is going to be one hell of a ride for everyone involved.”

Andrew Moloney (19-0, 12 KOs), nicknamed “The Monster,” is on the precipice of a world title shot after less than five years in the paid ranks. Ranked in the top five by three of the four major sanctioning organizations, Andrew Moloney turned heads last September when he stopped former world champion Luis Concepcion in 10 rounds on a card that streamed live in the United States on ESPN+. He won a WBA super flyweight title eliminator March 22 in Chile, knocking out hometown hero Miguel “Aguja” Gonzalez in the eighth round.

Jason Moloney (18-1, 15 KOs) nearly tasted world championship glory, dropping a disputed split decision to IBF bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Rodriguez last October in Orlando, Florida. He rebounded in sterling fashion, knocking out Filipino southpaw Cris Paulino over five dominant rounds on March 30. Jason Moloney is ranked No. 3 in the world by both the WBA and WBC and is angling for another crack at a world title.

About Top Rank
Innovation has been the standard at Top Rank since it was established in 1966 by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. The boxing industry’s leading promotional company, Top Rank has shaped, developed, and promoted the careers of top international pay-per-view superstars and Hall of Famers, including Muhammad Ali, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Aaron Pryor, Alexis Arguello, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Terence Crawford, and Vasiliy Lomachenko. 

Top Rank has promoted some of the most memorable fights in the sport’s history, including 26 Ali events, Leonard vs. Hearns, Pryor vs. Arguello, Duran vs. Leonard, Hagler vs. Hearns, Leonard vs. Hagler, Foreman vs. Holyfield, Morales vs. Barrera, De La Hoya vs. Trinidad, and the most lucrative fight in boxing history, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. In addition to the previously mentioned super fights, Top Rank possesses one of the largest sports libraries, which includes nearly 10,000 fights.

Known for creating strategic collaborations between athletes, sponsors, and television networks, Top Rank has been an architect of boxing’s global growth by staging high-profile events in landmark settings around the world, including Madison Square Garden, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Staples Center, Wembley Arena, Araneta Coliseum, The Venetian Macao, Yankee Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, The “Fabulous” Forum, and AT&T Stadium. Top Rank has also been the leader within the boxing industry in creating unforgettable in-arena experiences for fans and embracing 21st century technological advancements to distribute world-class fights and shoulder programming across a variety of platforms.

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City Awards Second Round of 2019 Let Creativity Happen! Arts Grants

May 16, 2019
City Awards Second Round of 2019 Let Creativity Happen! Arts Grants
HOUSTON – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs today announced 22 recipients of the quarterly Let Creativity Happen! competitive grants for artists projects.
 
A total of $55,000 – 22 grants of $2,500 each – was awarded to 37 artists and three organizations


Funded by the City of Houston Hotel Occupancy Tax dedicated to the arts, Let Creativity Happen! is administered by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs with the Houston Arts Alliance.
 
“Our City flourishes with a wide range of arts experiences available every day,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.  “It reminds each of us of the value of art and artists in the success of Houston. The City is proud to invest in the creative economy and the artists that are integral to its growth.” 
 
“The presentations are one of the most exciting components of the grant program,” said Debbie McNulty, director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “The projects culminate in a presentation where recipients talk about what they created, learned and have an opportunity to engage with other grant recipients. I invite everyone to join me at the next 8×8, eight artists x eight minutes. The artists will share their experience on Tuesday, June 11th at Aurora Picture Show, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Your creativity will be ignited.”
 
MOCA congratulates all award recipients and thanks them for their dedication and contributions to the expansive arts and cultural landscape of Houston.
 
To learn more about each of these grants, visit
http://houstonartsalliance.
com/images/uploads/main/2019_Recipient_List.pdf

 
The next deadline for grant applications is 5:30 pm July 1.
 
Grant recipients:Recipient
Project Title
Artistic Discipline
B. Lauren
Mercy, a film journal for the tender heart and mind.
Film / Photography
Carolina Borja
Zipper Merging your ducks in my row
Sculptural Installation
Cressandra Thibodeaux
Folk Songs of My Father
Multidisciplinary Arts
Cuyler Ballenger
2 Cards
Film / Video Art / Performance
Dance Houston
Hey There
Dance
David Politzer
Power Suit
Performance
Dennis Nance
“Summer Casual” – Exhibition and Auxiliary Programming at the Wedge Space at HCC Southeast
Visual Art
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Stabbing at 7800 Long Point Road

May 16, 2019
Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the stabbing of a man that occurred at 7800 Long Point Road about 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday (May 14).

The suspect, Vanessa Constante (w/f, 30), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member in the 185th State District Court.  A photo of Constante is attached to this news release.

The victim, Juanito Vasquez, 41, was transported to an area hospital.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers B. Salazar and A. Williams reported:

Constante and Mr. Vasquez, in a dating relationship for over two years, were arguing at a strip mall parking lot at the above address.  They were arguing over a flower Constante received from someone else.  The glass vase was broken on the ground near where the two were arguing.  Constante picked up a piece of the glass vase and used it to cut Vasquez across the left side of his neck.  Vasquez received a four-inch laceration that cut the artery in his neck.  He was transported to an area hospital where he is expected to survive.

Constante was arrested at the scene without incident.
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Squad lists announced for Poland 2019

May 16, 2019
With eight days to go until the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the announcement of the final squad lists marks another important step on the road to this eagerly awaited tournament.A total of 504 players have been called up by the 24 participating nations to follow in the footsteps of global stars such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and countless others who first showed the world what they could do at this event. All eyes now turn to Poland to see which members of the class of 2019 can emulate these legendary players.“We can look forward to seeing top-class football, as the squads include names who are already performing at a very high level in some of the most competitive leagues around the world, and a few who have even played for their senior national teams. I expect a wide-open race, with plenty of teams having a real shot at reaching the latter stages, which will make the competition even more exciting,” said FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Football) Zvonimir Boban, who won the event in its former guise – the FIFA World Youth Championship – with Yugoslavia in 1987.“Chile 1987 absolutely marked my career and I’m sure that the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 will do the same for a new generation of players. Poland will be fantastic hosts, as the Polish FA, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has been doing a tremendous job – led by its President, the football legend Zbigniew Boniek – to organise a great tournament with FIFA.”Visit the official FIFA U-20 World Cup website to see the full squad lists, as well as the latest news and videos from Poland 2019.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 squad lists (EN)
FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 squad lists (PO)
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U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team 4, Canada 0 – 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

May 16, 2019

USA ADVANCES TO 2019 CONCACAF U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WITH 4-0 WIN AGAINST CANADA

Pepi Scores Late Brace, Reyna Converts Free Kick and Kayo Scores First Career U-17 Goal; 
Dominant Second-Half Books USA Place in Final vs. Haiti-Mexico Winner on May 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET

BRADENTON, Fla. (May 14, 2019) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team rode a dominant second-half performance to a 4-0 defeat of Canada in the semifinals of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship. A brace from Ricardo Pepi, as well as goals from Bryang Kayo and Gio Reyna saw the USA book its place in Thursday’s final (7:30 p.m. ET; UDN, Concacaf Facebook), where it will face the winner of Tuesday’s other semifinal between Haiti and Mexico.

U.S. coach Raphael Wicky’s side dictated play in the first half, carrying 69 percent of possession and outshooting Canada 9-2, but wasn’t able to find the final ingredient against Canada’s defense. The U.S. back line fed Reyna a number of good balls over the top while the team also strung together a number of dangerous combinations through the midfield.

The U.S. nearly found the opener on a flurry of rebound attempts near the goal-line in the 12thminute. After Canada goalkeeper Benjamin Collins popped the ball up, a Canada defender cleared Ricardo Pepi’s follow-up header off the line, and Reyna misfired on his one-time attempt off the deflection. Reyna and Gianluca Busio continually threatened inside Canada’s 18-yard-box but weren’t able to find the back of the net in the opening frame.

That changed after the break, as Kayo opened the scoring for the USA in the 47th minute. Receiving the ball from Busio, the D.C. United midfielder drove past a number of defenders down the right wing before slotting a ball to the far post for his first international goal to break the deadlock.

After firing a number of shots in the first half, Reyna connected for his sixth goal of the tournament in the 64th minute. Winning the ball just beyond the 18-yard box, the U.S. captain was brought down by Simon Colyn and lined up for the free kick. On the take, Reyna hit a looping effort inside the left post for his third goal from a dead ball situation at the tournament, a tally that includes the game-winner in the USA’s 3-2 comeback victory against Canada in their group stage opener on May 2.

Busio sparked the USA’s third goal in the 76th minute as he pounced on a mishandled pass back in the Canadian defense. Charging forward, Busio drove the ball towards goal, where Pepi flew in from the right wing, made a move around the ‘keeper and slotted it home.

The two connected again four minutes later, as Busio won a ball at midfield before notching his third assist of the day by sending Pepi through the Canada back line where he slotted home his second of the day and third of the tournament.

In helping the USA to its fourth-straight clean sheet of the tournament, goalkeeper Chituru Odunze also earned his first shutout of 2019 for the U-17 MNT. The USA has also now held opponents scoreless for the last 396 minutes of play. With the victory, the USA secures a record 10th top-two finish at the Concacaf U-17 Championship and will go for its fourth confederation title on Thursday against the winner of the second semifinal between Haiti and Mexico.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Bryang Kayo (Gianluca Busio), 47th minute: 
Taking possession after a misplayed Canada pass, Tayvon Gray played to Busio near the center circle. Busio laid it off for Kayo on the right wing, and he beat one defender as he dribbled upfield to the top corner of the 18-yard-box, where he swung a shot past another defender and the goalkeeper to the far post for the game’s opening goal and first of his U-17 career. USA 1, CAN 0

USA – Gio Reyna, 64th minute: Seizing possession just beyond the 18-yard box, Reyna started to drive towards the center of the field when he was brought down by Simon Colyn. Lining up for a free kick from a similar distance as his game-winning free kick goal against Canada in the teams’ tournament opener, Reyna, swung a ball to the left-side netting past the ‘keeper to extend the U.S. lead. USA 2, CAN 0.

USA – Ricardo Pepi (Gianluca Busio), 78th minute: Tomas Giraldo couldn’t cleanly control a pass along the Canada back line, and Busio seized the opportunity. He pounced on the mis-possessed ball and hit it past the defense, where Ricardo Pepi dashed in from the right wing to collect it. Pepi beat the goalkeeper one-on-one and slotted it to the far post for his second goal of the tournament.USA 3, CAN 0

USA – Ricardo Pepi (Giancluca Busio), 82nd minute: The Busio-Pepi combination continued four minutes later. Busio forced a turnover at the center circle, took a touch and then sent Pepi through the Canada back line and in alone on goal. Pepi took a touch towards the top of the area and rifled his effort inside the lower left post for his second of the match, thus handing Busio his third assist.USA 4, CAN 0 FINAL

Key Defensive Stops: 
CAN – Benjamin Collins and Maxime Bourgeois, 12th minute: Mauricio Cuevas drove to the end line and hit a rolling cross to the near post where Collins attempted to make a save, but collided with the on-rushing Busio, forcing the ball into the air. Ricardo Pepi put a header on-frame, but Bourgeois headed it off the line, before Reyna’s rebound attempt skied over the bar.

CAN – Benjamin Collins, 73rd minute: Taking a free kick from near the left sideline, Reyna swung a booming ball to the far post. Defender Tayvon Gray charged in to meet it with a well-struck header, but Collins got his arms up in time to deflect the chance away.

– U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Canada 
Date: May 14, 2019 
Competition: 2019 U-17 Concacaf Championship; Semifinals 
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Florida 
Attendance: 113 
Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. ET 
Weather: 80 degrees; mostly sunny

Scoring Summary: 1   2   
USA                          0   4   4 
CAN                         0   0   0

USA – Bryang Kayo (Gianluca Busio)    47th minute 
USA – Gio Reyna                                   63 
USA – Ricardo Pepi (Gianluca Busio)    78 
USA – Ricardo Pepi (Gianluca Busio)    82

Lineups: 
USA: 12-Chituru Odunze; 5-Kobe Hernandez, 6-Daniel Leyva, 7-Gianluca Busio, 8-Bryang Kayo (16-Adam Saldana, 77), 9-Ricardo Pepi (19-Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, 82), 10-Giovanni Reyna (capt.), 13-Mauricio Cuevas, 14-Tayvon Gray, 15-John Tolkin (3-Adam Armour, 62), 20-Gilbert Fuentes 
Substitutes not used: 1-Damian Las, 2-Joseph Scally, 4-Axel Alejandre, 11-Griffin Yow, 17-Tyler Freeman, 18-Jack De Vries 
Head Coach: Raphael Wicky

CAN: 18-Benjamin Collins; 2-Keesean Ferdinand, 6-Maxime Bourgeois, 7-Kamron Habibullah, 8-Tomas Giraldo, 9-Jacen Russell-Rowe (11-Jayden Nelson, 50), 10-Simon Colyn (capt.), 13-Matthew Catavolo, 14-David Amla (3-Rohan Goulbourne, 63), 15-Nathan Demian, 16-James Dunning (17-Jeremie Omeonga, 50) 
Substitutes not used: 1-Marc Kouadio, 4-Damiano Pecile, 5-Gianfranco Facchineri, 12-Deylen Vellios, 19-Ralph Priso-Mbongue, 20-Julian Altobelli 
Head coach: Andrew Olivieri

Stats Summary: USA / CAN 
Shots: 25 / 8 
Shots on Goal: 10 / 5 
Saves: 5 / 6 
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2 
Fouls: 15 / 12 
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials: 
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV) 
Assistant Referee 1: David Moran Santos (SLV) 
Assistant Referee 2: Caleb (TRI) 
4th Official: Oshane Nation (JAM)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Gianluca Busio

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