4. YOUTH: U-17s gain second tie against Brazil

For the second time in three days, the U.S. under-17 boys national team came from behind to earn a 2-2 tie against Brazil's U-17 national team at the Nike Friendlies in Bradenton, Fla.

  • Nike Friendlies (Day 2-4 Results)

  • On Thursday, Jesse Paredes scored the game-tying goal, while it was Ellis McLoughlin with the tying goal on a 65th minute free kick two days later for the U-17s '90.The Americans had gone ahead in the 10th minute when Brek Shea scored on a header off a Jared Jeffrey free kick. Brazil went ahead on goals by Choco and Alex but then had captain Felipe sent off in the 49th minute.

    Brazil concluded its stay at the Nike Friendlies Sunday with a 3-0 win over the U.S. U-18s. The U.S. U-17 '91s finished up play with 1-1 ties against Concorde Fire and Scott Gallagher. The U.S. U-16 split squads lost their last four games, all against U-16 competition.
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