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Americans hold off Denmark in Aegean Cup
by Paul Kennedy, January 20th, 2012 1:16AM

TAGS:  denmark, u-17 world cup


[U.S. UNDER-17 MEN] The U.S. under-17 national team defeated Denmark, 3-2, in their second game of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Aegean Cup in Turkey. Twice the young Danes came back from a goal but each time the Americans responded within three minutes.

Conor Donovan, Wesley Wade and DeAndre Robinson scored for the USA, lifting the team to second place in the Group A standings behind host Turkey, which defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 earlier in the day.

The USA next faces the Czech Republic on Friday in the final group match. The eight-team tournament concludes this weekend with the championship and third-place game.

The tournament is the last international event before U-17 coach Wilmer Cabrera departs.

Jan. 18 in Turgutlu
USA 3 Denmark 2. Goals: Donovan 41, Wade 78, Robinson 84; Hansen 76, Raben 81.
USA -- Louro, Moore, Miranda, Donovan (Turner, 66), Amaya (Requejo Jr., 76), Rubin (Wade, 53), Echevarria, Lema (Kabala, 79), Meyer, Baird, Yomba (Robinson, 53)
Denmark -- Jespersen, Sorensen, Solgaard, Thomassen, Jensen (Anusic, 70), Reben, Johnssen (Gemmer, 58), Oksbjerre Hansen (Andersen, 53), Zacho (Hojriis Invartesen, 62), Klingenberg Mathiesen, Hansen.

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