Split-squads sweep Canada U-17s

[U.S. UNDER-17 BOYS] The U.S. under-17 national team tuned up for next month's Nike International Friendlies with a pair of split-squad wins over Canada's U-17s, 3-0 and 2-0.

In the first friendly, Haji Wright, Pierre Da Silva and Joe Gallardo, who is in Mexican club Monterrey's youth program, combined to score three goals in a six-minute span in the second half.

The next day a new team of starters won on goals by Sean Teixeira and Devin Vega in the first half.

Nov. 16 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
USA 3 Canada 0. Goals: Wright 68, Gallardo 69, Da Silva 74.
USA -- Romero; Nelson (Lara, 63), Arellano, Braima, Velela; Calvillo, Zendejas (Zelaya, 80), C.Pulisic, Da Silva, Gallardo, Wright (Vega, 70)

Nov. 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
USA 2 Canada 0. Goals: Teixeira 32, Vega 37.
USA -- W.Pulisic; Lara, De Point, Dieterich (Martinez, 61), Panchot; Zelaya (Gurrieri, 61), McCabe, Escudero (McKennie, 61); Vega, Teixeira (Coleman), Rice (Loera, 61)
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