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Brazil U-17 '90s Tops U.S. U-17 '90 MNT 5-1 at Nike Friendlies

BRADENTON, Fla. (December 1, 2005) – The Brazil U-17 ’90 MNT beat the U.S. U-17 ’90 MNT by a 5-1 margin in the first international appearances for most of the U.S. team at the first day of the 2005 Nike Friendlies.

Goalkeeper Josh Lambo, pressed into action when Chris Miller was injured in warm-ups, starred for the U.S. making 10 saves, several in outstanding fashion despite the result. Midfielder Jesse Paredes scored the only U.S. goal in the 68th minute, slotting the ball past Marcelo as he came off his line. Paredes got in alone on the goalkeeper after beating the Brazil defense to a long ball played by midfielder Victor Yanez.

For the first 25 minutes, the U.S. controlled the match with seven scoring chances  - two each from both Paredes and Temi Molinar - while Lambo just had to make one save during that span.

Brazil took control for good with a goal in the 29th minute by Lula after a U.S. turnover and a switch of field by the Brazilians. Six minutes later Brazil scored with Rafael flicking on a free kick off the foot of Bernardo to make the score 2-0 at the half.

Brazil would score three times in the second half, with No. 9 forward Alex getting two opportunistic goals. Brazil pounded 32 shots at the U.S. net as they found space to play later in the past. 

The U.S. U-17 ’90 MNT again face Brazil on Friday at noon in a match that will be broadcast by Fox Soccer Channel on December 21 at 11 p.m. ET.

- U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Game Report -

Match-up: U.S. U-17 MNT ’90 vs. Brazil U-17 MNT ‘90
Date: December 1, 2005
Competition: Nike Friendlies
Venue: IMG Academy – Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
Attendance: 700
Weather: Sunny, Breezy, Warm

Scoring Summary: 1    2   F
USA                             0   1    1
Brazil                          2    3    5

BRA – Lula  28th minute
BRA – Rafael  35.
BRA – Alex  63.
USA – Paredes (Yanez) 68.
BRA – Alex  73.
BRA – Raul  88.

USA (4-4-2): 1-Josh Lambo; 15-TJ Nelson, 16-Adu, Fro, 17-Darnel Edwards, 22-Brian Brungger; 21-Jesse Paredes, 13-David MacVane, 25-Axel Levry (14-Brandon Tarr, 50’); 20-Alex Dixon (9-Sheanon Williams, 79’), 19-Temi Molinar
Subs not used: 18-Brian Perk, 10-Ellis McLoughlin, 6-Danny Wenzel, 5-Ian Kalis, 4-Mykell Bates, 7-Jared Jeffrey, 8-Danny Barerra

BRA (4-4-2): 1-Marcelo; 2-Rafael, 3-Lucas (13-Michel, 66’), 4-Atila, 6-Fabio; 5-Fernando, 7-Bernardo (14-Felipe, 63’), 8-Tales (15-Raul, 70’), 10-Lulu (16-Choco, 88’); 9-Alex (17-Boquita, 75’), 11-Maicon (18-Bruno Veiga, 75’)
Subs not used: 12-Leonardo

Stats Summary:  USA BRA
Shots                         16     32
Saves                        10      3
Corner Kicks             0        4
Fouls                         16      10
Offsides                     2        4

Misconduct Summary:
BRA - Bernardo  18th minute
BRA – Fernando  24.
USA – Levry  40.
USA –Edwards  54.
USA – MacVane  58. 

Referee: Andrew Pfefferkorn
AR1: Mike Salyers
AR2: Kyle Borne
Fourth Official: Andrew Ellsworth

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