Game:Jamaica vs N. Ireland. Although all the games I saw were pretty good this one was far and away the best. It had everything you could ask for. An underdog getting a result, a gazillion missed opportunities, and several lead changes. Jamaica really dominated the play but N. Ireland managed to finish their "chances". Very entertaining.
Team: Northern Ireland. Not sure if they actually had a particular strategy other than to throw their bodies in front of everything. Must be a couple ball marks on players bodies today. I salute the bravery.
Player: Garrett Peters (Jamaica) - Scored to fantastic headers to put Jamaica in a position to win that game. Not his fault that no one besides Troy, Kevin decided to do anything out there.
Goal: Garrett Peters (Jamaica) - Both his headers were beauties. Crossed in hard he rose, met them well and managed to keep them down. Came a crucial time for Jamaica so that makes them that much more impressive.
Save: Germany U18 Boys Keeper - Made a great save on a sizzling free kick. Not only did he save but managed to palm it over the net instead of pushing it back into trouble. Very De Gea-esque.
Gaffe: Their were so many that I don't know where to begin. I guess the worst was Flavio allowing a free kick in from the opposing teams half to lose that game. Just completely misjudged it.
Then there is Jamaica. Where to start umm..... unnecessary balls in the air. Overrunning their target man constantly. Their shooting in general. The worst had to have been their goal keeping though. On the last goal the keeper decided to leave his net to go in search of a ball he was never going to get too. Ended up costing Jamaica the game.
Use of Handbags: Two players in the U18 Division decided to get out their handbags and partake in a dainty little pushing match which ultimately ended in the Ukraine player, rather idiotically, kicking the German player for all to see. Take it from someone who has done a lot of stupid things in their time. You look foolish.
Peeve: There is no way Colombia should have had a goal called back. No one I spoke with could give me a reason why and I don't think anyone I talk to will ever be able too. That was a potential game changer.