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USMNT Under-17s down Netherlands for second win at Four Nations Tournament

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team made it two wins out of two at the Four Nations Tournament.

Raphael Wicky’s side had a much easier time on Matchday 2 of the tournament, defeating hosts Netherlands 3-1 on Saturday. Kobe Hernandez, Andres Jasson, and Gilbert Fuentes all scored goals in the triumph in Assen.

Jasson set up the U.S.’ opener in the 19th minute, winning a penalty kick. Hernandez stepped up and slotted in his first goal of the tournament for a 1-0 lead.

After holding off some good chances from the Dutch, the hosts would tie things up in the 71st minute to make it 1-1.

Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez made an impact for the second-consecutive match, setting up Jasson for a go-ahead goal in the 79th minute. A great run by the Sounders man allowed the midfielder to score his first goal.

San Jose Earthquakes product Gilbert Fuentes netted his first goal for the U-17’s to ice the win late in the second-half.

Vancouver Whitecaps loanee Chituru Odunze earned the win in goal, while Wicky made nine changes to the side that won on Thursday.

Up next for the U-17’s is a date with Denmark on Monday, with a win giving them the tournament trophy.


  1. I think this is a very exceptional result. Holland is well known for having an excellent youth system. And while they didn’t make the last WC, that seems to be a temporary aberration, as their recent 4-2 victory in Germany shows. For one of our youth teams to travel all the way to Holland and beat their national youth team is very impressive. The future continues to look bright.

    • Def! And a solid, multi goal win. Not a flukey 1-0.

      Netherlands are interesting. Seems to be one of the best programs in world but stumble every few cycles. ’02,’18.


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