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U.S. U-17s hammer Norway 5-2
January 21st, 2014 2:33PM

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[AEGEAN CUP] The USA made it two wins in two days over European teams at the Aegean Cup in Turkey as Richie Williams' U-17s rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Norway, 5-2.

Alexis Velela scored his first international goal to a break a 2-2 tie in the 50th minute, and the USA went on to add goals by Christian Pulisic (his second in two days) and 15-year-old Nicolas Taitague.

Elijah Rice and Orrin McKinzie Gaines scored in the first half to sandwich a pair of goals by the Norwegians.

The USA plays Scotland Thursday with a spot in the championship game on the line. It opened with a 2-1 win over France on Monday.


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