U-17 World Cup: USA finishes in fourth place

The U.S. U-17 team fell, 2-0, to Ghana in the third-place game of the U-17 World Cup in New Zealand. The USAÆs fourth-place is the best finish for an American male team in a FIFA outdoor tournament since the Bob Gansler-coached U-20 team finished fourth in the 1989 U-20 World Cup. The summary of the third-place game of the 1999 U-17 World Cup: Nov. 27 in Auckland, New Zealand USA 0 Ghana 2 Goals: Razak 35, Addo, 84. USA -- Countess, Akwari, Yi, Gregorio, Onyewu, Beckerman (Thompson, 63), Beasley, Cutler, Jackson, Donovan, Cila (Convey, 77). Ghana -- Owusu, Nkrumah, Donkor, Attiku, Razak (Frimpong Pele, 62), Lamptey, Ibrahim, Obodai, Tetteh, Addo, Dong-Bortey.
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