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Pulisic hat trick leads U-17s to another tournament title
April 6th, 2014 2:58PM

TAGS:  u-17 world cup, u.s. under-17 men's national team, youth boys


[USA UNDER-17 MEN] The U.S. under-17 national team rolled to another tournament title, crushing host Bosnia-Herzegovina, 4-1, to win the Josip Katalinski Memorial Tournament in Sarajevo on Sunday. Christian Pulisic led the USA with a hat trick in 17 minutes in the second half.

Haji Wright, who had four goals in the opening win over Montenegro added the fourth goal. Afterward, Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Sakib Malkocevic praised Richie Williams' U-17s, saying they were far ahead of other teams in the tournament physically, technically and tactically. Montenegro beat Macedonia, 2-0, for third place.

After crushing England and Brazil to win the Nike International Friendlies in December, the U-17s beat host Turkey to win the Mercedes Benz Aegean Cup in January.

Next up for the U-17s: two games against Croatia in Zagreb.

April 6 in Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 USA 4. Goals: Suljic 65; Wright 37, C.Pulisic 56, 60, 73.
Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Keranovic (Jovic 61), Davidovic (Serbecic 61), Husic, Stanic Miletic, Nikic, Suljic (Delic 78), Zeric (Maxic 78), Mustedanagic, Demirovic (Mujagic 53), Behram (Bijelic 53).
USA -- Silva, Olosunde, Lara, Velela, Arellano, Calvillo, C.Pulisic, Da Silva (Zendejas 52), De La Torre (McCabe 68), Wright, Gallardo (Adams 68).

  1. BJ Genovese
    commented on: April 6, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.
    Good job crushing little old Bosnia Herzegovin, Macedonia and Montenegro... At this level I find it really strange for kids to be scoring 4 goals and hat tricks... just seems like they may be playing a sandbag tourney and a slight celebration of mediocrity. But good job.
  1. Oscar Llamuca
    commented on: April 7, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
    It was not a competitive tournament , but still good job

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