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American Samoa national under-23 football team

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American Samoa U23
Nickname(s)The boys from the territory
AssociationFootball Federation American Samoa (FFAS)
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachUnited States Stephen Settle
CaptainUeli Tualaulelei
Top scorerDuane Atuelevao (2)
FIFA codeASA
First colors
Second colors
First international
American Samoa American Samoa 0–3 Tonga Tonga
(Auckland, New Zealand; January 14, 2004)
Biggest defeat
American Samoa American Samoa 1–16 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
(Taupo, New Zealand; March 21, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Appearances3
Best resultGroup Stage

The American Samoa national under-23 football team, also known as American Samoa U23, represents American Samoa at U23 tournaments. The team is considered to be the feeder team for the American Samoa national football team. They are controlled by the FFAS

History

American Samoa U23 made three appearances so far at the OFC U23 Championship. They never reached any further than the Group Stage. So far they also never won a game. They managed to score a total of four goals. Duane Atuelevao is with two goals the top scorer. He scored them in a 3-2 loss against the Cook Islands in 2004.

OFC

The OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every four years to decide the only qualification spot for Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and representatives at the Olympic Games.

OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Fiji 1991 Did not participate
Australia 1996
New Zealand 1999
Australia 2004 Group Stage 4 0 0 4 2 25 –23 0
Fiji 2008 Did not participate
New Zealand 2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 31 –29 0
Papua New Guinea 2015 Did not participate
Fiji 2019 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 23 –23 0
Total 3 10 0 0 10 4 79 –75 0

Fixtures & Results

2019

21 September 2019 (2019-09-21) 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group Stage Solomon Islands  6–0  American Samoa Fiji Suva, Fiji
12:00
  • Waita Goal 3'55'
  • Kakasi Goal 10'
  • Taroga Goal 33'
  • Mara Goal 41'47'
Report Stadium: ANZ National Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: New Caledonia Mederic Lacour
24 September 2019 (2019-09-24) 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group Stage New Zealand  12–0  American Samoa Fiji Suva, Fiji
15:00
Report Stadium: ANZ National Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Papua New Guinea David Yareboinen
27 September 2019 (2019-09-27) 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group Stage American Samoa  0–5  Samoa Fiji Suva, Fiji
15:00 Report
  • Tumua Leo Goal 26'88'
  • Savelio Goal 29'
  • Bourne Goal 39'
  • Malo Goal 65'
Stadium: ANZ National Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Papua New Guinea David Yareboinen


Current squad

The following players were called to the squad for the 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament from 21 September - 5 October 2019.
Caps and goals updated as of 27 September 2019 after the match against the  Samoa.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Hengihengi Ikuvalu (2002-12-02) 2 December 2002 (age 18) 3 0 American Samoa Vaiala Tongan
23 1GK Ken Uti (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 20) 1 0 American Samoa PanSa East

2 2DF Milo Tiatia (2002-02-18) 18 February 2002 (age 19) 3 0 American Samoa Royal Puma
3 2DF Mark Taga'i (2002-03-28) 28 March 2002 (age 19) 3 0 American Samoa Ilaoa and To'omata
4 2DF Gabriel Taumua (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 19) 3 0 American Samoa Pago Youth
5 2DF Walter Pati (2002-03-31) 31 March 2002 (age 19) 2 0 American Samoa Royal Puma
13 2DF Joseph Peni Collins (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 19) 3 0 American Samoa Pago Youth
15 2DF Afa Sione (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 18) 1 0 American Samoa Pago Youth
17 2DF Gogo Poasa (2002-12-07) 7 December 2002 (age 18) 1 0 American Samoa Vaiala Tongan

6 3MF Takai Pouli (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 21) 3 0 American Samoa Vaiala Tongan
7 3MF Austin Kaleopa (2001-08-14) 14 August 2001 (age 20) 3 0 American Samoa Utulei Youth
8 3MF Ueli Tualaulelei (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 22) 3 0 American Samoa Pago Youth
10 3MF Michael Settle (2001-12-03) 3 December 2001 (age 19) 3 0 United States Coronado Athletic Club
11 3MF Matthew Taga'i (2002-03-28) 28 March 2002 (age 19) 1 0 American Samoa Ilaoa and To'omata
12 3MF Roy Ledoux (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 21) 3 0 American Samoa Pago Youth
16 3MF Xavior Leatualevao (2004-01-29) 29 January 2004 (age 17) 0 0 American Samoa Ilaoa and To'omata

9 4FW Chris Faamoana (2001-08-02) 2 August 2001 (age 20) 3 0 American Samoa Vaiala Tongan
14 4FW James Settle (2003-07-15) 15 July 2003 (age 18) 3 0 United States Coronado Athletic Club
18 4FW Mark Ashley Faulkner (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 21) 0 0 American Samoa Ilaoa and To'omata

List of coaches

  • Fiji Rupeni Luvu (2012)
  • United States Stephen Settle (2019)


See also

References

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