YNT Dec 6, 2009
Day 2 of the 2009 Development Academy Winter Showcase and Nike International Friendlies is in the books here in Phoenix. Today's international matches saw the Netherlands grab a 2-1 victory against Portugal in the afternoon game and the U.S. grind out a 1-1 draw with Brazil in the night cap.
Guilherme opened the scoring for the Brazilians in first half stoppage time but the young Americans kept pushing and eventually found an equalizer through Kellen Gulley with an assist from Nicholas Melo in the 75th minute.
There will be a break in international action tomorrow but that doesn't mean the excitement doesn't stop. Sunday evening will feature a two Academy Select teams facing off in a matchup of two U.S. Youth National Team head coaches as U-20 coach Thomas Rongen and U-18 coach Mike Matkovich will each take the helm of one of the teams.
See you tomorrow!