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USA advances despite scoreless draw
by Paul Kennedy, June 25th, 2011 11:19PM

TAGS:  u-17 world cup


[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] The USA advanced to the knockout stage at the Under-17 World Cup despite its 0-0 tie against New Zealand. The result left the USA and New Zealand tied with four points and a draw was needed to determine who finished second and third. The USA won the draw and will face the Group E winner, probably Germany, on Thursday in Queretaro.

The USA had a 20-4 edge in shots but could not score. It will be without captain Marc Pelosi on Thursday. He was red carded in the second half.

Uzbekistan won Group D with its 2-1 win against the Czech Republic.

June 25 in Pachuca
USA 0 New Zealand 0.
USA --  McIntosh, Acosta, Fehr, Carroll, Amon, E.Rodriguez, Dunn, Guido, Pelosi, Koroma, M.Rodriguez (Mion, 88)
New Zealand -- Basalaj, Raniga, Carmichael, Lambert, Adams, Vale, Jordan, Payne, Howieson (Debenham, 53), Edge (Martin, 87), Tuiloma.
Att.: 8,556.

  1. Karl Ortmertl
    commented on: June 26, 2011 at 11:37 a.m.
    Not much of a match. Both teams knew a draw would get them thru and played beyond conservatively. The red card to Pelosi was a farce. This squad doesn't look like one of Wilmer's better ones, they definitely need to pick it up a notch.

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