MEXICO CITY (Aug. 10, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team took fourth place in the Copa Mexico de Naciones, losing 2-0 in the third-place match to Brazil. It was the first time the U.S. offense was held scoreless in the tournament.
Brazil’s Evander Da Silva recorded a brace and provided all the scoring to lead Brazil, netting his first in the 26th minute and scoring again in the 36th minute.
After sweeping Group C and winning its quarterfinal matchup, the U.S. fell to Ecuador in the semifinals before meeting Brazil in the third-place match.
Christian Pulisic led the U.S. with six goals in the tournament. He recorded a hat trick in the opener against China PR and scored one goal in each of the other two group matches and the quarterfinal match. Haji Wright contributed four goals to help pace the offense, also netting a hat trick against China.
-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Brazil
Date: Aug. 10, 2014
Competition: 3rd Copa Mexico de Naciones (3rd Place Match)
Kickoff: 10:06 a.m. local
Weather: 70 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
BRA 1 1 2
BRA – Evander Da Silva 26th minute
BRA – Evander Da Silva 36
USA: 12-Will Pulisic; 13-Edwin Lara, 5-Hugo Arellano, 15-Tanner Dieterich (17-Danny Barbir, 30), 2-Matt Olosunde; 6-Eric Calvillo (capt.) (8-Luca de la Torre, 43), 16-Tommy McCabe, 20-Alex Zendejas; 18-Josh Perez (10-Christian Pulisic, 36), 19-Elijah Rice (7-Haji Wright, 36), 14-McKinze Gaines
Subs not used: 1- Kevin Silva, Pierre Da Silva
Head Coach: Richie Williams
BRA: 1-Bruno Oliveira; 14-Alan Cardoso, 4-Jose Alves (capt.), 3-Ronaldo Rodrigues, 2-Kleber Leite; 13-Thiago Nasciemento (5-Lucas De Souza, 67), 7-Matheus Fernandes (17-Marco Oliveira, 36), 16-Andrey Ramos; 19-Evander Da Silva, 20-Luis Farinhas (9-Geovane Santana, 52), 10-Mauro Ferreira (11-Siqueira Ramon De Araujo, 52)
Subs not used: 8-Matheus Dos Anjos, 12-Juliano Marlon, 15-Ralph Machado, 18-Matheus Moresche
Head Coach: Caio Zanardi
**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 70 minutes**