TALCA, Chile (Nov. 20, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Boys’ National Team rallied from a two-goal deficit but ultimately fell 4-3 to Brazil in the USA’s second game of the 2014 Copa Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins.
Brazil was in control early with a 2-0 halftime lead and a 3-1 lead through 73 minutes. U.S. forward Haji Wright scored his second goal in the 78th minute and Christian Pulisic added an 85th-minute equalizer to bring the teams level at 3-3.
However, Brazil found the game-winning tally in the third minute of stoppage time to pull off the late victory.
Wright, who earlier scored a goal in the 52nd minute, now has a team-leading 17 international goals this year. Pulisic scored his 14th goal this year and his second of the tournament.
The USA caps off its trip to Chile against Qatar on Saturday.
The U.S. U-17 MNT is 15-6-2 in international competition this year and 16-6-6 overall.
- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -
U.S. U-17 MNT (’98-99) vs. Brazil
Date: Nov. 20, 2014
Competition: Copa Liberator Bernardo O’Higgins 2014
Venue: Estadio Fiscal de Talca Stadium
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. local
Weather: 85 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 3 3
BRA 2 2 4
BRA – Lincoln Henrique Oliverira dos Santos 13th minute
BRA – Leandro Henrique do Nascimento 44
USA – Haji Wright (Pierre Da Silva) 53
BRA – Leandro Henrique do Nascimento 73
USA – Haji Wright (Danny Barbir) 78
USA – Christian Pulisic 85
BRA – Eronildo dos Santos Rocha 90+3
USA: 1-Kevin Silva (12-William Pulisic, 46); 3-John Nelson (14-Danny Barbir, 46), 5-Hugo Arellano (13-Logan Panchot, 83), 4-Alexis Velela, 2-Tyler Adams; 6-Eric Calvillo (capt.), 8-Alejandro Zendejas, 10-Christian Pulisic (Tommy McCabe, 90); 11- Josh Perez (17-McKinze Gaines, 46), 7-Haji Wright, 18-Pierre Da Silva (Keegan Kelly, 60)
Subs not used: 9-Kai Koreniuk , 15-Tanner Dieterich, 19-George Braima
Head Coach: Richie Williams
1-Bruno Oliveira Bertinato (capt.); 6-Caique da Silva Maria, 14-Thiago Nascimento Parmigiani, 3-Ronaldo Rodrigues de Souza, 2-Kleber Augusto Caetano Leite
Filho; 8-Matheus Fernandes Siqueira, 15-Renan Carvalho Areias; 17-Lincoln Henrique Oliveira dos Santos (20-Loran Romualdo dos Santos da Silva, 84),
7-Andrey Ramos do Nascimento (5-Matheus Fernandes Siqueira, 61); 19-Evander da Silva Ferreira, 10-Leandro Henrique do Nascimento (9-Eronildo dos Santos
Subs not used: 4-Leonardo Rodriques dos Santos, 11-Ramon de Araujo Siqueira, 12-Carlinhos Carlos Vinicius Pinto, 13-Alan Cardoso de Andrade, 16-Mauro Junior F. dos Santos, 18-Jean Pyerre C. Silveira Correa
Head Coach: Caio Zanardi
USA – Hugo Arellano (caution) 58th minute
BRA – Ronaldo Rodrigues de Souza (caution) 60
USA – Eric Calvillo (caution) 75
USA – Eric Calvillo (caution/ejection) 84