[USA-CHILE]The U.S. under-17 national team got three goals in 11 minutes and rolled over Chile, 5-1, in the opening match of the Four Nations Tournament on Tuesday at Estadio de Club Colon in Santa Fe, Argentina. Forward Corey Bairdscored twice in the opening six minutes and Rubio Rubin added a third goal in the 11th minute.
Alan Winn added a goal in the first half to give the U.S. a commanding 4-0 lead heading into halftime. Second-half substitute Mukwelle Akale, who entered the match in the 63rd minute, provided the USA with a five-goal cushion with a goal in the 69th minute.
The U.S. U-17s scheduled to play Argentina on Thursday. The hosts beat Panama, 2-0, in the tournament’s other match on Tuesday.
Oct. 23 in Santa Fe
USA 5 Chile 1.Goals: Baird 3, 6, Rubio 11, Winn 37, Akale 69; Oyarzo 80.
USA --Caldwell; Requejo, Moore, Donovan, Martin; Swanson (Sonora, 46), Lema (Rolon, 80), Baird (Flores, 63), Winn; Rubin (Akale, 63), Wade (Pacheco, 63).
Chile -- Sanhueza; Navarrete, Cavero, Vegas, Sanhueza (Arenas, 55); Ramirez (Riveros, 66), Montecinos (Ortega, 46), Carreno, Gomez; Oyarso, Medel Soto