Mexico knocks off Brazil in 12-round shootout
[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Mexico, winner of the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, has come back from a 6-1 loss in its opening game to reach the semifinals of the 2013
tournament in the United Arab Emirates with a 12-round shootout win over Brazil, which went into the game at Dubai’s Rashid Stadium with a perfect record. Honduras could not hold on to a
halftime lead and fell to Sweden, 2-1.
The Mexico-Brazil game was fourth meeting between the two nations in the Under-17 World Cup and the goals didn't come until the last 10 minutes when
Ivan Ochoa scored for Mexico and Nathan, Brazil’s playmaker, equalized five minutes later.
goalkeeper Raul Gudino was the hero in the shootout, stopping Gabriel's shot after captain Ulises Rivas had his saved by Marcos.
On his second penalty, Mosquito’s shot was saved by Gudino and Alejandro Diaz scored for the 11-10 Mexico win.
Honduras, which knocked the USA out of the tournament in qualifying, led on Brayan
Velasquez's well-taken goal, but the Catrachos' lead evaporated after the break on goals by Erdal Rakip and Valmir
Saturday's quarterfinals: Argentina vs. Ivory Coast and Uruguay vs. Nigeria.
|Recent Youth Soccer Reporter Mallory Pugh named Girls Player of the Year May 21, 7:47 p.m. |
Mallory Pugh of Mountain Vista High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) has been named 2014-15 Gatorade National ... Roster: U.S. U-19 women gather in San Diego May 18, 12:46 a.m.
Coach Jitka Klimkova is overseeing a 24-player U.S. U-19 women's national team squad in a May ... Jack Harrison is Boys Soccer Player of the Year May 13, 3:14 a.m.
Midfielder Jack Harrison of Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.) was named the 2014-15 Gatorade National Boys Soccer ... Roster: U.S. U-17 girls head to Chula Vista May 8, 10:03 a.m.
U.S. U-17 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has named a 28-player roster for a May ... U.S. U-18 boys split in Bosnia May 8, 2:27 a.m.
Coach Javier Perez's U.S. boys national team, captained by goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, won 1-0 and lost ... Roster: U.S. U-20 women convene in Carson May 8, 2 a.m.
Coach Michelle French has named a 24-player roster for a May 9-18 camp in Carson, Calif. Roster: U.S. U-14 boys head to Croatia May 6, 7:47 p.m.
Roster: U.S. U-17s convene in New Jersey May 3, 1:43 a.m.
Coach Richie Williams has called in a 20-player squad for a May 2-11 camp at the ... Youth soccer shakeup in South Texas May 1, 7:47 p.m.
Top youth clubs from the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas will this fall begin ... U.S. U-15s beat Austria in Torneo Delle Nazioni final May 1, 2:21 p.m.
The U.S. U-15 boys national team won the Tourneo delle Nazioni with a 3-2 final win ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives