[U.S. UNDER-17 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM]The U.S. under-17 boys national team completed its first outing against international competition since a new class of players entered residency with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands Monday at the 2009 Nike International Friendlies. The Americans finished with a tie and two losses in three games in Phoenix.
Cal Odyssey defender Nathan Smith was sent off in the first half.
The game was played in heavy wind and rain.
Dec. 7 in Phoenix
USA 0 Netherlands 3. Goals: Martina 25, Toorenburg 46, 78.
USA --Pina, Chang, Smith, Souders, Burnett (Fender, 58), Oliver (Melo, 46), Ayah (Beckles, 71), Pelosi, Gijon (Ortega, 71), Koroma (Rodriguez, 80), Gulley (Doholis, 46).
Red Card:USA -- Smith 39.