U.S. U-17s top Canada for second straight win in Panama tournament

U.S. U-17s top Canada for second straight win in Panama tournament

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U.S. U-17s top Canada for second straight win in Panama tournament

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Head Coach: Richie Williams and Coaching Staff

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team midfielder Alejandro Zendejas showed on Friday evening exactly why FC Dallas snapped him up as a Homegrown Player signing.

In the first half of the U.S. U-17s 2-0 victory over Canada in the Panama U-17 International Tournament, Zendejas took a pass 30 yards from goal from Pierre Da Silva, dribbled past one defender, cut in between two more, and then fired a quick strike home to give the U.S. the lead.

U.S. forward Haji Wright scored his 15th goal of 2014 and fourth goal of the tournament in the second half with a close-range header off a Da Silva corner kick, to ice the match and seal the victory over Canada.

With two wins in the tournament, the U.S. have the opportunity to bring home another title when they face hosts Panama on Sunday evening.

Watch the match highlights after the jump:

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