Sunday, December 4, 2011

U-17 USMNT defeats Brazil to win Nike Friendlies

US U-17 MNT MNT completed a outstanding weekend by defeating Brazil 3-1 Sunday evening in Lakewood Ranch Florida to win the Nike Friendlies. The showcase included 3 other teams, european powerhouse France, Samba Kings Brazil and the talented Turkey. After drawing to a quick and powerful France the young Americans displayed a convincing win against Turkey which set up a winner takes all game against Brazil Sunday evening. U-17 USMNT featured many promising players of the future. The two creative players in the midfield are Junior Flores & Rubio Rubin. Both players possessed the ability to keep the ball for the USMNT but also create dangerous opportunities to score. To go along with these weapons are natural goal scores in Wesley Wade & DeAndre Robinson. In three matches Wade the towering striker had two goals and an assist. Defensively the U-17 USMNT was solid but two who stood out to me was the general in central defender Tyler Turner. Turner not only led the yanks defensively but also scored two goals in 3 games to highlight is incredible weekend. Shaquell Moore who plays right back for the yanks was a consistent threat going forward. Showing not only his pace but ability to make key passes to start the young yanks attack. All around a solid and inspiring result for coach Wilmer Cabrera & the entire US Soccer program.

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