[AGS CUP] The U.S. under-17 men’s national team opened with a pair of wins at the 2012 AGS Cup in Spain before losing its third game to Azerbaijan, 1-0,
on Tuesday. It had followed up on a 2-1 victory over Morocco with a 2-0 victory against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Games remain against Concacaf rivals Canada and Mexico this week.
Mukwelle Akale and Shaquell Moore converted second-half penalty kicks to give the USA the win over UAE.
Ahinga Selemani and Rubio Rubin scored as the USA rallied from 1-0 down after six minutes to beat Morocco.
Next up: Canada on Thursday and Mexico on Saturday.
Oct. 2 in Benidorm
USA 0 Azerbaijan 1. Goals: Jafarov 47.
USA -- Caldwell; Requejo (Munoz, 66), Moore, Donovan, Cregan; Lema, Martin, Flores (Selemani, 57), Rubin; Wade, Akale (Winn, 57)
Sept. 30 in L’Alfàs Del Pi
USA 2 UAE 0. Goals: Akale (pen.) 44, Moore (pen.) 60.
USA -- Christensen; Requejo, Moore, Donovan, Martin; Swanson, Munoz, Lema (Flores, 78), Baird (Rubin, 56); Wade (Selemani, 74), Akale (Winn, 61).
Sept. 29 in Villajoyosa
USA 2 UAE 0. Goals: Selemani 21, Rubin 77; Ahmed 6.
USA -- Caldwell; Requejo, Miranda, Turner (Donovan, 46), Moore; Heredia (Munoz, 63), Swanson (Martin, 70), Flores, Winn (Baird, 57), Selemani (Wade, 60), Rubin.