The U.S. U-16 national team rallied from two goals down to beat the Czech Republic, 3-2, Tuesday at the Ballymena Showgrounds in the second game of the 2007 Ballymena International Tournament in
Northern Ireland. Dersu Abolfathi
, Ryan Finley
and captain Kofi
scored for the USA to move into first place in Hroup B and gain revenge for Czech victories over the Americans in the last two championship games.
On Monday, the USA tied
Scotland, 1-1, in Larne. Parker Walsh
scored the equalizer with five minutes left to play to earn the U-16s a point.
The USA closes out group play
Wednesday against Ireland.
The USA has reached the final the past four consecutive years only to fall to Israel (1-2), Switzerland (3-4 on penalties), Czech Republic (0-1) and Czech
Republic again (0-1).