The U.S. U-16s, which beat the U.S. U-17s, 2-0, on Saturday, went down against Turkey in the 28th minute but equalized in the 40th minute when Moses Nyeman poked home a through pass from Brian Gutierrez. In the 54th minute, Kevin Parades, who scored in the U-16s opening 3-3 tie with the Netherlands, set up Dante Sealy to put the USA up 2-1.
In the 73rd minute, Sealy struck again when he rounded the Turkish goalkeeper after the latching onto a ball from Alex Monis that sent him through for the breakaway. Sealy's finish came after a string of eight U.S. passes, started by its goalkeeper. His first came after nine passes. Nyeman's goal also came after some slick U.S. combination play.
Turkey scored its consolation goal to make it 3-2 late in stoppage time.
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U.S. U-17s 2 Netherlands 2
U.S. U-16s 3 Turkey 2
U.S. U-16s 2 U.S. U-17s 0
Netherlands 2 Turkey 1
U.S. U-17s 1 Turkey 0
U.S. U-16s 3 Netherlands 3
USA U-16s vs. Turkey full game:
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2 Noah Jones (RB Leipzig)
1 Jack De Vries (Philadelphia Union)
2 Sota Kitahara (Seattle Sounders academy), Moses Nyeman (D.C. United), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas).
1 Jonathan Gomez (FC Dallas academy), Kevin Paredes (D.C. United academy).
Nyeman signed a Homegrown contract with D.C. United last month. Sealy signed his Homegrown deal with FC Dallas in February.
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A great team buildup ends with Nasuhi Noah Jones placing it calmly into the far corner pic.twitter.com/2JOariLM6s
Junior Gonzalez, the interim coach of LA Galaxy II of the USL Championship, was assigned head coaching duty of the U.S. U-17s, filling in for Wicky, who was expected to be occupied at the U-17 World Cup that ended last weekend.