Short-handed Americans fall to young Oranje

[U.S. UNDER-17 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM] The U.S. under-17 boys national team completed its first outing against international competition since a new class of players entered residency with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands Monday at the 2009 Nike International Friendlies. The Americans finished with a tie and two losses in three games in Phoenix.

USA-Netherlands Highlights:


Cal Odyssey defender Nathan Smith was sent off in the first half.

The game was played in heavy wind and rain.

Dec. 7 in Phoenix
USA 0 Netherlands 3. Goals: Martina 25, Toorenburg 46, 78.
USA -- Pina, Chang, Smith, Souders, Burnett (Fender, 58), Oliver (Melo, 46), Ayah (Beckles, 71), Pelosi, Gijon (Ortega, 71), Koroma (Rodriguez, 80), Gulley (Doholis, 46).
Red Card: USA -- Smith 39.

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