Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. U-17s Learn Tough Lesson in 5-1 Loss
Goal.com, March 26th, 2009 3PM

MOST READ


Riding high after Monday's 2-1 win over Bolivia in Buenos Aires, the U.S. under-17 boys national team was brought back down to terra firma with a tough 5-1 loss to a supremely talented Argentina team in which the Americans "struggled to come up with answers to the Latin Americans' trickery and all too often landed themselves in trouble with careless play," according to Goal.com's Tim Sturtridge.

"We were too naive in our decisions and the way we played today. When you play against Argentina you cannot be soft." said U.S. head coach Wilmer Cabrera in a dose of harsh reality. But looking at the big picture, Cabrera counseled his young team by saying "I know how much it hurts right now, but in order to learn from an experience like this you have to feel it."

The USA will get a chance at redemption on Friday when it meets Uruguay and tries to build on 2009 results that also include wins over South American teams Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and an international record of 5-2-2. The U-17s are preparing for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Tijuana, Mexico in April when they'll be looking to qualify for a record 13th consecutive FIFA U-17 World Cup.

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
Giroud Honors Hillsborough Victims     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud paid tribute to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster after scoring ...
PSG President: Blanc Has My Full Support    
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims that coach Laurent Blanc has his "full support" amid recent ...
Donovan Opens Up About Aging    
Speaking at a promotional event for Samsung, U.S. men's national team midfielder Landon Donovan opened up ...
Dortmund Blanks Wolfsburg German Cup Semi    
Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday reached its sixth German Cup final, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals ...
Candidate: FIFA Must Close Inequality Gap    
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes soccer's world governing body should do more to tackle inequality ...
Report: Man City the World's Best Paid Team    
Manchester City's first team is apparently the best-paid in world sports, according to a new report ...
Vice President Biden to Attend World Cup    
The World Cup trophy made its first stop in the United States on Monday as part ...
Beckham's Stadium Plan Runs into Opposition    
David Beckham's plan to build a waterfront stadium to house his new MLS franchise in PortMiami ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives