Monday, December 8, 2008

Better, But Not Good Enough at Nike Friendlies

In a rematch of the game that took place on Friday, Brazil U-17's once again topped the American teenagers, this time by a score of 2-1. Here is the report courtesy of US Soccer. Jack McInerney put the US ahead but strikes by Wellington and Joao Pedro led Brazil to victory. Although the results were not great over the weekend (0-2-1 including a 3-3 tie with Australia), the U-17's, who used a large pool of players, can come away from the weekend with the experience of playing against top competition. Young prospects that played over the weekend for US include Charles Renken and Stefan Jerome.

Note: The US U-17's were broken up into two teams (one red, one blue) with some players playing in both Brazil matches and others playing against Australia. The photo above comes courtesy of the YNT blog over at US Soccer.

1 comment:

BJ said...

Corrected the link to the report of the Brazil game on Sunday.