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U.S. U17s close out Nike friendlies in last place with draw against Brazil

The U.S. U17s made sure they wouldn’t leave the Nike friendlies tournament without a point on Sunday.

After losing their first two games to the Netherlands and England, the U17s tied tournament champion Brazil, 1-1, in Florida.

Diego Lopez scored a 53rd-minute equalizer for the U.S. to cancel out a 15th-minute tally from Alysson.

Goalkeeper Damien Las recorded three saves in the draw in which both teams threw four shots on target.

Brazil topped the tournament standings with seven points, the Netherlands took second with six points, England was third with three points and the U.S. placed fourth with one single point.


  1. was only impressed with 2 or 3 players from this group. they appear less skilled than the last 2 editions of the u17 teams….hope they develop or other emerge or else its another lost generation..

    • this group is at the very beginning of their 2 year cycle. the Nike Friendlies are annual so every other year its a new group and the other years its the slightly older, more time together; don’t make any wild accusations about this group yet.

      what I will claim after watching these games;
      – George Bello is a name to remember. excellent LB prospect in Atlanta
      – really cool to see USA, Netherlands, England, Brazil bringing this level of talent to this tournament. this is great addition to USSF and soccer in general.


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