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U-17 Men Battle Selecao Gaucho to 3-3 Tie in Brazil

PORTE ALEGRE, Brazil (July 18, 2004) - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team battled Selecao Gaucho 3-3 in their final match of the four-team youth tournament in Brazil.

The U.S. fell behind in the 11th minute when Lacerda scored for Selecao, but Jeremy Hall pulled the U.S. even he finished off a pass from David Arvizu in the 23rd minute. The U.S. then took a two-goal lead as Kyle Nakazawa first buried a shot into the net in the 30th minute before setting up Preston Zimmerman in the 56th minute.

The U.S. was dominating the game, but were reduced to ten men in the 60th minute as Nikolas Besagno collected his second caution of the match. Selecao was able to take advantage, scoring two goals in the final eight minutes to pull even. 

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

Participants:     U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Men’s National Team vs. Selecao Gaucho
Competition:     Youth Tournament
Location:     Porte Alegre, Brazil
Date:    July 17, 2005
Weather:    Cool, 60 degrees
Attendance:    4,000

Scoring Summary:   
                 1st     2nd    Final
USA           2        1         3
SGO          1        2         3

SGO – Lacerda (Da Silva)                                    11th minute
USA – Jeremy Hall (David Arvizu)                        23.
USA – Kyle Nakazawa                                           30.
USA – Preston Zimmerman (Kyle Nakazawa)    56.
SGO – Da Silva                                                       82.
SGO – Junior Duarte                                               83.

USA: 24-Diego Restrepo (18-Brian Perk, 46); 3-Kevin Alston, 5-Ofori Sarkodie, 4-Eric Lichaj, 14-Amaechi Igwe; 17-Jeremy Hall (2-Michael Balogun, 84), 8-Kyle Nakazawa (21-Omar Gonzalez, 78), 16-Nik Besagno, 9-Preston Zimmerman (19-Michael Farfan, 78); 6-Quavas Kirk (13-Blake Wagner, 46), 10-David Arvizu (12-Richard Edgar, 60).

SGO: 1-Venancio; 6-Ribeiro, 2-Rohde, 3-Lacerda, 4-Ferreira; 10-De Paula, 21-Silva, 8-Da Silva, 18-Possebon; 11-Duarte, 9-Robaina.

Statistical Summary:
                              USA     SGO
Shots                      13          9       
Saves                      5           0    
Fouls                      15         16
Corner Kicks          3           3         
Offside                    1           5        

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Nikolas Besagno (caution)        35th minute
USA – Nikolas Besagno (caution)        60.
USA – Nikolas Besagno (ejection)        60.