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U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Finish Madrid Tour with Win Over Rayo Vallecano Academy

MADRID, Spain (Oct. 3, 2013) – The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team capped off its tour of Madrid, Spain, in grand fashion, topping La Liga side Rayo Vallecano's U-16 academy team 4-2 on the strength of a Haji Wright hat trick.

Wright helped the U.S. U-17s build a three-goal lead in the opening 35 minutes, scoring in the 20th and 35th minutes while adding an assist on Alejandro Zendejas' 24th-minute goal, as well. Rayo Vallecano pulled to within one goal with strikes in the 39th and 46th minutes, but Wright added his third goal of the match in the 69th minute to secure the final 4-2 score line in favor of the USA.

With the win, the U.S. U-17 MNT finished its three-match Madrid Tour unbeaten with an overall record of 1-0-2.

- U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Rayo Vallecano (‘97/’98)
Date: Oct. 3, 2013
Competition: International Friendlies
Venue: Rayo Vallecano Training Complex
Kickoff: 8 p.m. local
Weather: 65, cloudy, cool 

**Please note games are only 80 minutes long**

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         3 1 4
RAYO                       1 1 2

Goal Scorers:
USA-Haji Wright (Luca De La Torre)      20th minute
USA-Alejandro Zendejas (Haji Wright)  24
USA-Haji Wright (Christian Pulisic)        35
RAY-No. 11                                            39
RAY-No. 16                                            46
USA-Haji Wright (Pierre Da Silva)          69

USA: 1-Kevin Silva (12-Abraham Romero, 41), 2-Mathew Olosunde, 14-Tyler Adams, 17-Danny Barbir, 3-John Nelson, 8-Luca De La Torre (7-Pierre Da Silva, 54th), 16-Eric Calvillo (18-Brian Zelaya, 41), 9-Haji Wright, 10-Christian Pulisic (19-Joe Gallardo, 41), 11-Josh Perez (15-Logan Panchot, 68), 20-Alejandro Zendejas
Subs not used: 4-Tanner Dieterich, 5-Hugo Arellano, 6-Thomas McCabe, 13-Edwin Lara
Head Coach: Richie Williams

RAY: (Lineup not available)

Misconduct Summary:
USA-Brian Zelaya (caution)                72nd minute