The U.S. under-17 boys national team celebrated July 4 with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in Montevideo on the first game of its two-week South American tour.
Carlos Martinez led the Americans with a goal and an assist on Jack McInerney's header.
Defender Tyler Polak set up Martinez's goal, intercepting a pass in his own end and dribbling half the length of the field before laying it off to Martinez.
The USA plays Argentina Thursday and Chile Friday in Rosario.
July 4 in Montevideo
Uruguay 0 USA 2.Goals: McInerney 26, Martinez 60.
USA --Edwards, Kitchen, Polak, Shinsky, Herold, Duran, Gil (Davis, 79), Martinez (Malki, 87), Gyau (Saad, 77), Jerome (Derschang, 67), McInerney.