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U.S. U-15 BNT Falls 1-0 to Brazil in Copa Mexico de Naciones Opener


Brazil Scores on Own Goal in Closing Minutes

MEXICO CITY (Aug. 10, 2013) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team lost its opening match of the Copa Mexico de Naciones 1-0 to Brazil at Centro de Capacitacion.

The two sides were headed to a scoreless draw, but in the final minutes Brazil took the lead, benefitting from a USA own goal in the 66th minute. Games at the Copa Mexico de Naciones are 70 minutes in length.

The USA returns to action when it faces Panama on Sunday, Aug. 11.

The U.S. squad is coached by U-17 Men's National Team head coach Richie Williams as he is leading this U-15 Boys' National Team pool into the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup cycle.

-- U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report --

Match: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Brazil U-15 Boys’ National Team
Date: Aug. 10, 2013
Competition: Copa Mexico de Naciones
Venue: CECAP (Centro de Capacitacion)
Kickoff: 10 a.m. local time
Attendance: 300 
Weather: 72 degrees, cool

(Copa Mexico games are 70 minutes in length)

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        0 0 0
BRA                        0 1 1

Goal Scorers:
BRA-Own goal (Matthew Olosunde) 66th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Kevin Silva, 2-Matthew Olosunde, 3-Edwin Lara (15-Hugo Arrellano, 62) 4-Daniel Barbir, 5-Alexis Velela (14-Tyler Adams, 64), 7-Eric Calvillo, 8-Alejandro Zendejas (16-Logan Panchot, 62), 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Joshua Perez, 6-Haji Wright, 9-Joe Gallardo Jr.
Subs not used: 12-Abraham Romero, 13-John Nelson, 17-Kevin Coleman, 18-Christian Albelo, 19-David Loera, 20-Nicholas Taitague
Head Coach: Richie Williams

BRA: 1-Marlon Juliano Chade, 2-Carlos Mateus Neves Rego (13-Rodrigo De Freitas Dos Santos, 49), 3-Gustavo Xavier Dinardi, 4-Marcos Alves Jose Luis, 5-Ruiler De Oliveria Faustino, 6-Maria da Silva Caique, 8-Jordan Silva Willian Souza (16-Darlan Pereira Mendes 35), 9-Geovane Santana Souza (7-Marcelo Dos Santos Rosa, 49), 10-Matheus Pereira Da Silva (18-Cristoffer Luiz Braga Da Silva, 60), 11-Leonardo Rodrigues, 17-Dionatha Da Silva (15-Richard Luca Rosa Sa Silva Sousa, 35)
Subs not used: 12-Anderson Silva Da Paixao, 14-Olveria Alisson Borges
Head Coach: Elliot Paes Alves Junior

Misconduct Summary:
USA-Daniel Barbir (caution)             29th minute
USA-Alejandro Zendejas (caution)    59
BRA-Leonardo Rodrigues (caution)   64

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