U.S. U-17s crush Brazil to win title
[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] The USA got two goals from Haji Wright, plus a goal and two assists from Joe Gallardo and a goal from MVP Christian Pulisic to beat nine-man Brazil, 4-1, and win the Nike International Friendlies.
The Americans finished ahead of Portugal, which fell to England, 4-3, in Friday's opener.
Wright (LA Galaxy academy) and Gallardo (Monterrey via Nomads) finished with five goals and four
goals, respectively, for the USA, which put nine goals past England and Brazil in consecutive games after losing to Portugal, 2-1, on a stoppage-time goal.
Brazil had two players sent off
for straight red cards -- Evander da Silva in the 40th minute for a tackle on Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls) and
Jordan William in the 86th minute for a foul on Pulisic (PA Classics).
After play resumed, Brazil refused to cross the midfield line and challenge
the U.S. defenders as they passed the ball back and forth to each other.
Goalie Kevin Silva (PDA) won the Nike Golden Glove award.
U.S. U-17 starting XI -- Silva, Olosunde, Barbir, Velela, Lara, Calvillo, De La Torre, Perez, C.Pulisic, Gallardo, Wright.
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