MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The U.S. Under 17 Men’s National Team earned its first CONCACAF U-17 Championship title since 1992 with a 3-0 victory overtime against Canada. The U.S. got goals overtime from Nathan Smith, Alfred Koroma and Andrew Oliver (IN ODP 94); former Westside United player to secure the game.
Canada did not allow any goal for 90 minutes, but only two minutes into overtime Nathan Smith uncorked a highlight-reer goal for the game-winner. With momentum definitely in their side, the U.S. continued to press forward and eight minutes later Andrew Oliver got beyond the Canadian backline with a quick throw-in from Jack McBean along the left sideline and finished the breakaway for his fourth goal of the tournament. Koroma, who came as a substitute in the second half, put the game out of reach when he found the back of the net in the 119th minute off the third assist of the night by McBean.
More about Andrew Oliver:
Member of WSU 94 2008 State Runner-Up Team
Member of WSU 94 2009 State Cup Champions
Ranked #2 in the Great Lakes Region by Top Draw Soccer
At 2011 U-17 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament, led tournament with 4 goals scored
Indiana Soccer continues encouraging members to provide the best education to their players on and off the field, so they become examples for others that see them and dream about being like them.
Congratulations to Andrew Oliver and those who have contributed to his development!