Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
USA-Brazil U-17 Highlights
December 4th, 2011 11:35PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

TAGS:  brazil, u-17 world cup


[VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS] The USA-Brazil U-17 match to decide the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., featured four goals -- all the first half -- and plenty of action. For all the highlights ...

  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: December 5, 2011 at 9:18 a.m.
    Keep hearing how American soccer is so much behind the rest of the world. How are the U17's able to beat Brazil?
  1. K G
    commented on: December 5, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.
    America's U17 is comprised of the best and brightest coming out of academies, club and youth soccer systems. Meanwhile in Brazil the top level U17 players are already playing in Europe, having been scouted and signed by the big leagues. So the U17s we faced are not the top level players like our squad. Comparing Apples to Oranges I fear.
  1. Efrahim Fernandez
    commented on: December 5, 2011 at 11:42 a.m.
    It is a very promising and we wish them much great success. However,KG point is true and valid. Many of the top players from other countries do not participate in these matches for various reasons. Would a promising top prospect take the risk or his club take the risk of injuries? Not likely, however well done by the USA boys on still beating top quality playera and opponents.
  1. Marco Villegas
    commented on: December 5, 2011 at 2:11 p.m.
    Do you realize the significance of this! We beat Brazil! The USA beat a national team from Brazil! Historically, Brazil has produced top world-class players for decades. Brazilians tell us that their kids are born with a soccer ball, and most follow a rigorous, life-long academy training program that builds on a childhood filled with daily Brazilian street-soccer. Therefore, ANY official Brazilian team is top-level, world-class team, more so a national squad! This is a historic accomplishment for these kids! Make no mistake: their lives are infinitely better for this, and they may have altered the course of US Soccer for generations to come. Way to go, guys!
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: December 5, 2011 at 11:17 p.m.
    Can't really tell from the highlight clip, but two US goals appear offside. Anyone see the whole match?
  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: December 6, 2011 at 10:53 a.m.
    That's false (nonsense) on all the best Brazilian U17's being in Europe. There are not that many and if they were selected for the Brazilian U17 team, they would be there.
  1. Manuel Trejo-von Angst
    commented on: December 7, 2011 at 1:39 a.m.
    oh boy...people. there are rules against transferring underage players for one so no, not all U-17 Brazilian players are in Europe. Second, if a player is called up he MUST be made available. If he doesn't play, he can't play for his club. SO he can forgo pay from club and country or just take the call up and get paid from country. Everyone takes the extra money. Also, yes, someone please compile and post a list of players missing. This is a good win for the US. One they have done before at other levels. Brazil is still better but we are getting much more competitive. Good job.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: December 7, 2011 at 3 p.m.
    This was a good overall performance in this tournament. In large part due to the brilliant, creative, Hispanic style of play from Flores. Without him it would have been a different outcome. Brazil did not have all of its U17's. It is true that if they are called up they must go. This is the reason that Brazil does not call its best players for this type of tournament. They are not scared to give new talent the opportunity and are looking to get as many of its national pool players professional contracts as possible. This is why Neymar did not participate in the U20 World Cup. He did play in the qualifiers for South America. He did not get called for a reason. This is an excellent strategy from Brazil and is why they will continue to be a top 5 for years to come.
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: December 7, 2011 at 3:04 p.m.
    Stuper, why don't you explain why K G statement is not accurate. Do you have proof of your statement or are you being completely bias again?

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Georgia teen Reuben Nsemoh    
"My friends would always talk to me in Spanish and would teach me. I wasn't perfect, ...
U.S. Abroad: Pulisic rescues Borussia Dortmund    
Christian Pulisic came off the bench to set up one goal and score the tying goal ...
Lauren Holiday recovering after successful surgery    
Former U.S. national team star Lauren Holiday is recovering after having successful surgery at Duke University ...
What They're Saying: Jake Edwards    
"It'll evolve slightly for some of those teams over the coming seasons, I believe. We'll find ...
MLS Decision Day: What's at stake    
The 2016 Supporters' Shield and the final two playoff berths are on the line on Sunday ...
MLS Countdown: Donovan, Gordon are Galaxy wild cards    
Last weekend Landon Donovan started his first game since coming out of retirement yet it was ...
This week in women's college soccer    
Stanford junior Andi Sullivan and BYU senior Ashley Hatch made their national team debuts with the ...
This week in men's college soccer    
One of the most impressive streaks in recent years in men's college soccer is Denver's 32-game ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I would love to do that, but there's still this thing, stigma, lack of respect or ...
CCL: FC Dallas rallies to clinch group title    
Needing at least a tie to advance, FC Dallas rallied from 2-0 down after 22 minutes ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives