[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT]
The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to host Denmark in Kolding.
Mark Brink Christensen
and Marco Harboe Ramkilde
scored in the first half for the Danes.
U-17s consist mostly of players on the second team. Four players -- goalkeeper William Pulisic
, defender Edwin Lara
forwards McKinze Gaines
and Elijah Rice
-- will join the first team at the Copa Mexico de Naciones, which kicks off
Saturday in Mexico City. They all started Monday against Denmark.
Next up for the USA: Norway on Tuesday. Norway beat the Faroe Islands, 3-1, on Monday. July 28 in Kolding Denmark 2 USA 0.
Goals: Brink Christensen 4, Harboe Ramkilde 28. USA --
W.Pulisic, Panchot, Lara, DePoint, Palazzolo, Gonzalez (Adams 54), Kelly (McKennie 67), Gurrieri (Braima 54), Gaines, Koreniuk (Matzelevich 54), Rice.