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USA falls to Portugal in U-17 opener
December 10th, 2013 2:59AM

TAGS:  u.s. under-17 men's national team


[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] A goal from Goncalo Vieira on a free kick in stoppage time gave Portugal a 2-1 comeback victory over the USA on the opening day of the Nike International Friendlies at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

The USA took the lead on a goal by a goal by LA Galaxy academy product Haji Wright off a pass from Alejandro Zendejas in the 12th minute, but Portugal equalized 15 minutes later.

The USA will next play games against England Wednesday and Brazil Friday.

Brazil beat England, 2-1, in the opening game.

Dec. 9 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
USA 1 Portugal 2. Goal: Wright 12, Correia 27, Vieira 90+.
USA -- Silva; Olosunde (Velela, 78), Nelson (Lara 64), Braima, Calvillo, C.Pulisic, de la Torre (Zelaya, 87), Wright, Zendejas (Gallardo, 64), Perez (Da Silva, 78), Arellano.
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