Oct. 25, 2004
CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2004) -The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team bounced back with two goals from David Arvizu and another from Preston Zimmerman after falling behind early to snag a 3-1 victory over Canada this morning in Sunrise, Fla. Zimmerman assisted on both of Arvizu's goals (22nd and 46th), while Arvizu returned the favor by setting up Zimmerman for his game-winning strike in the 41st minute. While the U.S. was the dominant team on the day, it was Canada that was able to snag an early lead, scoring in the fifth minute on their first shot on goal. Midfielder A.J. Gray got free down the right flank and served in a cross to Shane Lammie, who collected the ball about 14 yards from goal before quickly turning and burying his shot past U.S. ‘keeper Bryant Rueckner. After allowing the early strike, the U.S. dominated the rest of the match as Arvizu and Zimmerman teamed up twice, snagging a goal and an assist each to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead at halftime.