SANTA FE, Argentina (Oct. 23, 2012) – Forward Corey Baird registered a brace in the opening six minutes and the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team cruised to a 5-1 victory against Chile in the opening match of the Four-Nations Tournament on Tuesday at Estadio de Club Colón in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Rubio Rubin and Alan Winn added goals in the first half to give the U.S. a commanding 4-0 lead heading into halftime.
The U.S. is scheduled to play Argentina, which beat Panama 2-0 in the tournament’s other match on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. ET) on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Second-half substitute Mukwelle Akale, who entered the match in the 63rd minute, provided the U.S. with a five-goal cushion with a goal in the 69th minute.
Chile cut the USA’s lead to four with a goal from Luis Oyarso in the 80th minute.
-U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. Under-17 MNT vs. Chile U-17 MNT
Competition: Four-Nations Tournament
Location: Santa Fe, Argentina; Estadio de Club Colón
Date: October 23, 2012
Weather: 70 degrees; sunny
Scoring Summary 1 2 F
USA 4 1 5
CHI 0 1 1
USA – Corey Baird 3rd minute
USA – Corey Baird 6
USA – Rubio Rubin 11
USA – Alan Winn 37
USA – Mukwelle Akale 69
CHI – Luis Oyarzo 80
USA: 1-Jeff Caldwell; 3-John Requejo Jr., 4-Shaquell Moore, 14-Conor Donovan, 13-Elijah Martin; 14-Ben Swanson (16- Joel Soñora, 46), 8-Chris Lema (13-Gonzalo Rolon, 80), 10- Corey Baird (20-Junior Flores, 63), 7-Alan Winn; 11- Rubio Rubin (21-Mukwelle Akale, 63), 9- Wesley Wade (19-Brian Pacheco, 63)
Subs Not Used: 12- Paul Christensen, 15-Jorge Miranda, 17-Bradford Jamieson, 18-Rolando Muñoz
Head Coach: Richie Williams
CHI: 12-Eryin Sanhueza; 16-Eduardo Navarrete, 5-Vargas Cavero, 3-Sebastian Vegas, 4-Henry Sanhueza (17-Martin Arenas, 55); 9-Mattias Ramirez (19-Roberto Riveros, 66) 14-Camillo Montecinos (18-Franco Ortega, 46), 7-Jaime Carreno, 11-Sebastian Gomez; 10-Luis Oyarso, 8-Kevin Medel Soto
Subs Not Used: 1-Miguel Vargas, 2-Jaramillo Kusvic, 6-Carlos Lobos, 13-Vincente Gatica, 15-Jorge Lagues, 20-Jorge Araya
Head Coach: Miguel Ramirez Perez
USA – Chris Lema (caution) 76th minute