[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT]
After losing its first two games to host Denmark and Norway, the U.S. under-17 national team picked up its first win at the Open Nordic
Tournament in Kolding with a 4-1 win over the Faroe Islands.
The USA led 3-0 after 21 minutes on goals by Kai Koreniuk
, Orrin McKinze Gaines
and an own goal. It will play Finland Saturday in the fifth-place game.
The U.S. U-17s consist mostly of players
on the second team. Gaines, along with goalkeeper William Pulisic
, defender Edwin Lara
and forward Elijah Rice
, will join the first team at the Copa Mexico de Naciones, which kicks off Saturday in Mexico City. July 31 in
Kolding USA 4 Faroe Islands 1.
Goals: Koreniuk 4, own goal 14, Gaines 21, Matzelevich 80. USA --
Lopez, Adams, Braima, Panchot, Gurrieri, Gonzalez, Palazzolo, Stray, Koreniuk, McKennie, Gaines. Subs: Depoint, Matzelevich, Kelly, Zelaya.