Determination, Discipline and Desire Make the Difference
Many boys dream of making an impact on the pitch, few have the drive to make their dream a reality.
On August 8, 2019, San Diego Surf Soccer Club‘s player Evan Rotundo and his talented U15 Boys National Squad hit the field in the ongoing U15 CONCACAF Quarterfinal, advancing to the semifinal against Portugal. A long way from his Southern California home, Rotundo continues to help the Red, White and Blue shine.
USA ADVANCES TO 2019 CONCACAF U-15 BOY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS WITH 2-0 WIN AGAINST COSTA RICA
The U.S. U15 Boys’ National Team advanced to the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship Semifinals after securing a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica.
The USA has not allowed a single goal in four matches at the Concacaf tournament – and, according to U.S. Soccer, that is a 280-minute stretch.
Rotund, one of the top ’04s in the country, has been a pivotal player on the U15 National squad.
When the U.S. U15 Boys’ National Team took down India 3-0 in
The San Diego Surf midfielder swung in a dangerous ball from a corner kick.
The goal, which found the back of the net after deflecting off an Indian defender’s head proved Rotundo’s ability to seize the opportunity and make an impact on the field. Rotundo scored another goal in the match when his team took on Sweden.
It was Rotundo’s third goal in four games for the U-15 BNT.
On his Surf SC team, Rotundo has shown his skills and dedication to the game consistently. Described as a talented hard worker by his coaches, Rotundo has been sought after by scouts and has helped his team win numerous championships including 2018 Surf Cup.
EVAN REPRESENTS EVERYTHING SURF STRIVESJosh Henderson – Surf Sporting Director / Vice President
FOR:CREATIVITY, PASSION, DISCIPLINE AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.
The USA will face Portugal in the semifinals on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. ET.
CONCACAF U-15 BOYS’ 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINAL RESULTS
- USA 2, Costa Rica 0
- Portugal 7, Haiti 0
- Canada 2, Mexico 0
- Slovenia 0 (4), Israel 0 (1)
OSVALDO CISNEROS BAGS A BRACE; USA WILL FACE PORTUGAL IN SEMIFINALS ON AUG. 10
Action Recap: The USA opened the scoring in the 11th minute. As Rokas Pukstas attempted to pass the ball upfield, a Costa Rica defender deflected it with his toe, but it bounced further upfield and behind the Ticos’ back line. Cisneros sprinted between the center backs onto the ball and slotted it past goalkeeper Abraham Madriz.
Rafael Jauregui teed up Cisneros’ second of the day after the break. Pukstas played the Sacramento Republic FC forward up the left wing. Driving towards the end line, Jauregui cut a cross back towards goal. Madriz got a hand on the cross at the near post, but his tip fell right to Cisneros waiting at the goal line, who hammered a header home to secure the victory.
The 18-player U.S. roster for the tournament is made up of 17 players born in 2004 and one born in 2005. Sixteen players have spent at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Forty-two teams across three divisions are competing at the Concacaf Boys’ U-15 Championship. Division 1’s 16-team field is composed of 14 top-ranked Concacaf nations as well as Portugal and Slovenia, participating as invited guest teams from UEFA. The winner of Division 1’s knockout round bracket will be crowned Concacaf champion.
U.S. SOCCER U15 BOYS’ NATIONAL TEAM VS COSTA RICA MATCH REPORT
Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Costa RicaDate: Aug. 8, 2019
Competition: 2019 Concacaf Under-15 Boys’ Championships
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Scoring: USA – Osvaldo Cisneros 12th minute
USA – Osvaldo Cisneros Reyes (Rafael Jauregui) 47
USA: 12-Damian Alguera, 2- Devan Tanton (16-Justin Reynolds, 60), 3-Armando Avila, 5-Antonio Leone, 7-Osvaldo Cisneros, 10-Evan Rotundo (9-Christian Dominick, 57), 13-Allan Rodriguez Lopez, 14-Angel Martinez, 15-Rokas Pukstas (6-Aethan Yohannes, 60), 17-Victor Valdez (8-Keenan Hot, 45), 18-Federico Oliva (11-Rafael Jauregui, 45)