The U.S. under-17 national team kicked off play at the La Serena Cup in La Serena, Chile, with a 2-0 win over the host team on Sunday and a 1-0 win over Peru on Tuesday. Jack McInerney
and Charles Renken
, making his first international appearance since returning from knee surgery, scored to
put the USA after just the eight minutes against Chile.
The U.S. defense, led by captain Perry Kitchen
, limited Chile to just two shots on
goal. La Serena Cup 2009 Feb. 1 in La Serena Chile 0 USA 2.
Goals: Renken 2, McInerney 8. USA --
Edward, Zavaleta, Polak,
Kitchen, Watts, Duran, Renken (Perez, 79), Gil (Saad, 86), Martinez (Davis, 73), Jerome (Agudelo, 71), McInerney (Gyau, 67).