Brazil turns tables on U.S. U-17s at Nike Friendlies

Last year, the U.S. under-17 national team beat its Brazilian counterpart so badly at the Nike International Friendlies that the visiting Brazilians stopped playing at the end of match. Since then, it has been all Brazil. For the third time in four months, Brazil's U-17s prevailed over the U.S. U-17s by the same 4-1 scoreline the USA won in 2013 to capture the 2014 Nike International Friendlies.

Forward Andrey and midfielder Evander each scored twice for Brazil, which needed to win to overtake the USA for the tournament title.

Christian Pulisic, the USA’s leading scorer in the tournament with three goals, had the USA’s lone goal off an assist by Haji Wright, who made a great run in from the left for the tying goal midway through the first half.

Brazil swept the individual awards: Andrey (Golden Boot), Matheus Pereira (MVP) and Bruno (Golden Glove). In 2013, Pulisic (MVP), Wright (Golden Boot) and goalie Kevin Silva (Golden Glove) took top honors.

Dec. 2 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
USA 1 Brazil 4. Goals: C.Pulisic 22; Evander 14, 42, Andrewy 62, 70.
USA -- Silva; Adams, Velela (Dieterich, 81), Barbir, Nelson; Calvillo (Gaines, 64), de la Torre, C.Pulisic, Perez (Olosunde, 52); Wright (Da Silva, 81), Zendejas.
Brazil -- Bruno (Carlinhos, 90); Kleber, Thiago, Leo, Caique (Alan, 84); Andrey (Jean, 90), Renan, Lincoln, Matheus Pereira (Matheus Fernandes, 85),  Evander, Leandro (Ramon, 60).
Att.: 1,500.
1 comment about "Brazil turns tables on U.S. U-17s at Nike Friendlies".
  1. beautiful game, December 4, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

    Didn't see the game, and the edit doesn't mention a word about the USA tactical execution.

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