Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. U-17s win second game in Mexico City
August 3rd, 2014 4:17PM

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


[COPA MEXICO DE NACIONES] The U.S. under-17 national team, aiming to win its fourth straight international tournament, won its second game in two days at the Copa Mexico de Naciones in Mexico City with a 2-0 victory over Mexico 2 to clinch a berth in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

Mexico 2, a third-division all-star team, was a late replacement for Argentina, which pulled out of the tournament following the death of Argentine federation president Julio Grondona.

Christian Pulisic, who had a hat trick in the 6-0 win over China to open the tournament on Saturday, put the USA ahead 1-0 in the first minute. The second goal was scored by Orrin McKinze Gaines in the 24th minute. Gaines joined the team from the Open Nordic Tournament in Denmark, where the U-17 "B" team finished sixth out of eight teams.

The USA is one of four teams along with Brazil, Ecuador and Portugal to open with two wins at the Copa Mexico de Naciones, a 16-team tournament that is in its third year. Richie Williams' Americans close out group play against Paraguay on Monday.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
Coach Michelle French names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying    
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's ...
MLS preseason returns to Tucson in 2016    
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert ...
Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Eilis called in 28 players -- 20 who went to ...
What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield    
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you ...
What They're Saying: Tim Leiweke    
"I think we have found a site. It's probably different than what people think we're doing, ...
Video Pick: How Ronaldo gets treated by customs     
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't seem to have a difficult time getting through customs, as demonstrated by this ...
NASL's Jacksonville banks on Tony Meola    
Hall of Fame goalkeeper Tony Meola, whose previous coaching experience since retiring as a player in ...
Video Pick: Messi proves he's fully recovered    
Lionel Messi, out of Barcelona's starting lineup for two months because of a knee injury, scored ...
Red Bulls' success nets Marsch Coach of the Year honors    
Inexperienced head coaches don't often flourish in MLS, yet in just his second season as a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives