USA Downs Brazil 2-1 in Final Group Match at 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament

SLOVENIA (April 28, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team defeated Brazil 2-1 in its final group match at the 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament.

With little action in the first half, the U.S. turned to some second half subs to try to create a more incisive attack. The second half strategy worked out in the 38th minute when sub Konrad de la Fuente tallied thanks to fellow sub Jose Rivas with the assist.

An unfortunate own goal by Eduardo Blancas gave Brazil the equalizer in the 59th minute of the match. But just minutes later, the U.S. regained the lead after two late subs combined for a goal when John Hilton assisted Marcelo Palomino for the game winner.

The U.S. will face England on April 29 with a chance to place 5th in the tournament.

- U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Under-16 Boys' National Team vs. Brazil
Date: April 27, 2016
Competition: 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni
Venue: Slovenia
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local)
Weather: 55 degrees; Rainy

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F             
USA                                       0              2              2
BRA                                        0              1              1             

USA – Konrad de la Fuente (Jose Rivas)                 38th minute
BRA – Eduardo Blancas (own goal)                           59
USA – Marcelo Palomino (John Hilton)                   61

USA:  1-Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen; 3-Luke Hansen, 14-Eduardo Blancas, 4-Michael Pellegrino, 18-Dominic De Almeida (2-John Hilton, 47); 6-Taylor Booth, 20-Nicholas Mendonca (7-Jose Rivas, 36), 15-Roberto Hategan (19-Konrad De la Fuente, 36); 21-Indiana Vassilev, 17-Alexsi Morel (10-Luis Arriaga, 36), 9-Gabe Segal (8-Marcelo Palomino, 54)
Subs not used: 12-Alex Rando, 13-Sebastian Serpa, 11-Ulysses Llanez
Unavailable: 5-Leonardo Sepulveda
Head coach: Shaun Tsakiris

BRA:  1-Emerson Weber; 4-Joao Vitor, 5-Caique Rodrigues (10-Matheus Pagliarini, 40), 7-Victor Santos, 8-Lucas Lourenco; 11-Rian Lopes, 13-Angelo Chaves (6-Ruan Ramos, 27), 14-Tiago Figueiredo, 15-Matheus Souza; 17-Rodrygo Goes (18-Yuri Oliveira, 40), 20-Vinicius Silva (9-Luan Almeida, 40) (19-Igor Cruz, 63)
Subs not used: 2-Ramon Souza, 3-Cesar Soares, 12-Joao Fernando, 16-Welder Oliveira
Head coach: Carlos Guilherme Dalla Dea

Stats Summary: USA / BRA                                         
Shots: 5 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 3
Fouls: 9 / 9

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Michael Pellegrino (caution)                          34th minute
BRA – Joao Vitor (caution)                                           69

* The match was played with two 35 minutes halves.