The U.S. under-17 men's national team began a new cycle with a 1-0 loss to England in the opening game at the annual Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
The lone goal was scored in the 79th minute of the 80-minute match when Taylor Harwood-Bellis
's corner kick.
Goalkeeper Damien Las
kept the USA in the game with seven saves, including excellent stops in the first half on Alexander Mighten
Until Harwood-Bellis' goal, the best chances in the second half came in the 69th minute when Sam Greenwood
hit the right post and Cole Palmer
shot was nodded away by U.S. defender Mason Judge
. Next up:
The USA faces the Netherlands, a 2-1 loser to Brazil, in its
second match on Friday. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen live on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and ussoccer.com
. Nov. 29 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. USA U-17s 0 England U-17s 1
. Goal: Harwood-Bellis 79. USA --
(Anderson, 74), Judge, Alejandre, Bello, Saldana, Stroud (Atencio, 74), Busio; Fuentes Perez (Serrano, 63), Ocampo Chavez, Hagan (Sealy, 51). England --
Moulden; Brooking (Robinson, 62),
Harwood-Bellis, Simeu, Bondswell (Dorsett, 78), Hoare (Musah, 15), Carvalho, Hodge; Knight, Greenwood (Braithwaite, 74), Mighten. Att.: