U.S. U-17s fall to host Denmark
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to host Denmark in Kolding.
Mark Brink Christensen and Marco Harboe Ramkilde scored in the first half for the Danes.
U-17s consist mostly of players on the second team. Four players -- goalkeeper William Pulisic, defender Edwin Lara and
forwards McKinze Gaines and Elijah Rice -- will join the first team at the Copa Mexico de Naciones, which kicks off
Saturday in Mexico City. They all started Monday against Denmark.
Next up for the USA: Norway on Tuesday. Norway beat the Faroe Islands, 3-1, on Monday.
July 28 in Kolding
Denmark 2 USA 0. Goals: Brink Christensen 4, Harboe Ramkilde 28.
W.Pulisic, Panchot, Lara, DePoint, Palazzolo, Gonzalez (Adams 54), Kelly (McKennie 67), Gurrieri (Braima 54), Gaines, Koreniuk (Matzelevich 54), Rice.
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