U.S. U-17 MNT Opens Tour of Madrid, Spain with 2-2 Draw against Las Rozas Academy Side
LAS ROZAS, Spain (Sept. 30, 2013) – The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team was held to a 2-2 draw by Las Rozas Academy U-17s in the first game of a three-match tour of Madrid, Spain.
USA forward Joe Gallardo opened the scoring in just the fourth minute only to see Las Rozas knot the game at one a piece with a 15th-minute penalty kick. Halftime substitute Christian Pulisic, who came on for Josh Perez, regained the lead for the U.S. U-17s, slotting home a penalty kick of his own to make it 2-1 in the 78th minute. The lead lasted only two minutes, as the hosts drew level at 2-2 in the final minute of play.
The U.S. next faces the Real Madrid Academy U-15s on Tuesday, Oct. 1, before finishing the tour against the U-17 academy team of La Liga club Rayo Vallecano on Oct. 3.
- U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Match Report -
U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Las Rozas (96/97)
Date: Sept. 30, 2013
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Las Rozas Training Complex
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. local
Weather: 65, cloudy, cool
**Please note games are only 80 minutes long**
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
ROZAS 1 1 2
USA-Joe Gallardo 4th minute
ROZAS-No. 5 (penalty kick) 15
USA-Christian Pulisic (penalty kick) 78
ROZAS-No. 3 80
USA: 1-Abraham Romero, 2-Logan Panchot, 3-Edwin Lara (13-John Nelson, 77), 4-Daniel Barbir (14-Tyler Adams, 41), 5-Tanner Dieterich (17-Hugo Arellano, 41), 6-Thomas McCabe (15-Luca De La Torre, 62), 7-Josh Perez (20-Christian Pulisic, 41), 8-Brian Zelaya (16-Eric Cavillo, 77), 10-Alejandro Zendejas (18-Mathew Olosunde, 77), 11-Pierre Da Silva, 19-Joe Gallardo (9-Haji Wright, 41)
Subs not used: 12-Kevin Silva
Head Coach: Richie Williams