Alliance Academy of Grand Rapids, Mich. scored two goals in the second half to blank the U.S. under-17 national team, 2-0, at the IMG Cup in Bradenton,
Fla. Raul Gonzalez
broke the deadlock in the 55th minute after a Bradley Dunwell
corner, and Jake Love
followed with a header in the 70th minute to add a second goal.
Coach Mark Christensen
praised the work
of defender Josh Robison
in front of goalkeeper Kyle Taalman
. He also cautioned that Alliance needed to better on its
finishing and be more focused on set plays.
The U.S. U-17s, winners of last week's Nike International Friendlies, next face a pair of English clubs, Stevenage (Thursday at 7:30 pm ET) and
Tottenham (Friday at 5:30 pm ET), at the tournament that continues through Sunday.
to watch the U-17 matches.)
Super Group, Wednesday
IMG Academy U18s 3 Baltimore Celtic 0
Alliance Academy 2 U.S. U17 National Team 0
Tottenham 3 Queretaro 0
Cruzeiro 3 Stevenage 1