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Goalfest ends with 4-3 loss
December 3rd, 2012 12:29AM

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[U.S. UNDER-17 MEN] To say the least, fans who turned up at the 2012 Nike International Friendlies got their money's worth. After a 4-4 tie with Brazil and 4-1 win over Turkey, the USA fell to Portugal, 4-3, in the tournament finale at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The tournament, won by Portugal, produced 37 goals in six games, an average of 6.2 goals a game.

Brazil's 6-2 win over Turkey meant that that the USA needed to beat Portugal to defend its title. Richie Williams' boys rallied from 1-0 and 3-1 down in the first half to even the score at 3-3 on Alan Winn's goal in the 62nd minute, but Joao Lima won the game for Portugal with a goal in the 84th minute.

Dec. 2 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
USA 3 Portugal 4. Goals: Selemani 20, Schropp 49, Winn 62; Jose Postiga 12, 40, 45+1, Joao Lima 84.
USA -- Louro; Martin, Requejo, Moore, Donovan (Schropp, 46), Lema (Lindley, 61), Selemani (Flores, 61), Baird, Rubin, Swanson (Hyndman, 70); Winn (Akale, 71).
Portugal -- Rafael Lopes; Bernardo Carlos, Joao Lima, Mota (Serrano, 70), Ruben Neves, Sergio Ribeiro, Clever (Costa, 77), Jose Postiga (Macedo, 46), Rui Moreira (Rafa, 81), Ricardo Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes.
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