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2014 Nike International Friendlies

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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U-17 MNT Finishes Runner-Up to Brazil at Nike International Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 2, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team fell to Brazil 4-1 in the final game of the 2014 Nike International Friendlies in front of packed house at the Premier Sports Campus. Brazil (2-0-1) finished the tournament with seven points, earning the 2014 Nike Friendlies crown and was followed by the USA (2-1-0; 6 points), England (1-1-1; 4 points) and A Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2014

England Takes Third at Nike Friendlies with 2-1 Win against Australia

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec. 2, 2014) – On the first game of the final day of the 2014 Nike International Friendlies, the England Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated the Australia Under-17 Men’s National Team 2-1 at the Premier Sports Campus. In a game mostly dominated by the English side, forward Jahmal Hector-Ingram’s score in the 79th minute sealed the deal for the Read more
Dec 2, 2014

U-17 MNT Looks to Defend title against Brazil in Nike Friendlies Finale

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Dec.  2, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will close out the 2014 Nike International Friendlies against Brazil on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. ET at the Premier Sports Campus. The game will be a rematch of last year’s finale, which the USA convincingly claimed with a 4-1 victory. The game will be live on ussoccer.com. The USA (2-0-0; 6 Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 2, 2014

Academy Select Game Catapulted Gaines’ Rise to U-17 MNT

The goal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to provide the education and support in an everyday environment to develop world-class players. From an international standpoint, one player who has made some significant strides over the past year is forward McKinze Gaines. Gaines performed admirably at the 2013 Academy Select Game, and the 2014 version kicks off Monday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. ET. It is Read more
U-17 MNT ACADEMY Dec 1, 2014

U-17 MNT vs. Australia: Reaction – Nov. 30, 2014

Richie Williams recaps the USA’s win against Australia at the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Read more
U-17 MNT Dec 1, 2014

U-17 MNT vs. Australia: Highlights – Nov. 30, 2014

The U.S. U-17 MNT overcame an early Australian goal with a goal in each half to post a 2-1 win on match day 2 of the 2014 Nike International Friendlies. Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 30, 2014

U-17 MNT Rallies Past Australia, Moves into First Place at Nike Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Nov. 30, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated the Australia Under-17 Men’s National Team 2-1 in the nightcap of the second day of the  2014 Nike International Friendlies at the Premier Sports Campus. Goals by forward McKinze Gaines in the 15th minute and midfielder Luca de la Torre in the 69th minute lifted the USA past the Joeys af Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 30, 2014

Shorthanded England Draws Brazil 2-2 at Nike Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Nov. 30, 2014) – The second day of the 2014 Nike Internationals Friendlies at the Premier Sports Campus began in thrilling fashion with a 2-2 draw between England’s Under-17 Men’s National Team and Brazil’s Under-17 Men’s National Team. Five minutes into second-half stoppage time, England’s Adam Phillips scored the clutch shorthanded equ Read more
Nov 30, 2014

U-17 MNT’s Freedom up Front Poses Versatile Threat

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team has experienced a successful 2014, compiling a 17-6-7 overall record and establishing itself as a strong force heading into the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in February that would qualify the team for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in September. A large factor in the strength of the team lies in its offense. In a span of 30 games this year, the U-17 Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 30, 2014

U-17 MNT Resumes Nike International Friendlies against Australia

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team is back in action at the 2014 Nike International Friendlies when it faces Australia at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Premier Sports Campus. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and will be live on ussoccer.com. The USA (1-0-0) is coming off a 3-1 victory against England on Friday, Nov. 28. The USA-Austral Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 29, 2014

Wright Stuff: U-17 Forward and Young AOTY Nominee Enjoying Strong Year

U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team member Haji Wright has had what can only be described as a dominant year. The U.S. forward is the leading scorer for the team in 2014, tallying 18 goals in 20 international matches and adding five assists. He has become a disruptive force for the USA up front, creating constant opportunities and attacking the net. For his entire U-17 MNT tenure, the former L Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 29, 2014

U.S. U-17 MNT Soars Past England on First Day of Nike Friendlies

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Nov.  28, 2014) – Guided by a balanced attack and a strong defense, the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team took down England 3-1 on its opening match of the 2014 Nike International Friendlieson Friday night at the Premier Sports Campus. U.S. midfielder Christian Pulisic led the USA with a brace. Pulisic’s goals were No. 15 and 16 on his international tally this year. Addi Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 28, 2014

Brazil Earns Convincing 4-0 Win against Australia in Nike Friendlies Opener

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (Nov. 28, 2014) – The Australia and Brazil U-17 Men’s National Teams kicked off the 2014 Nike International Friendlies as Brazil secured its first victory of the tournament shutting down Australia with dominant 4-0 victory. Brazil (1-0-0) controlled the ball for much of the first half and quickly jumped to an early lead in the fifth minute when midfielder And Read more
U-17 MNT Nov 28, 2014

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-4 L Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 1,500 Pulisic
2-1 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 1,400 Gaines, de la Torre
3-1 W Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 100 Zendejas, Pulisic (2)

2014 Nike International Friendlies

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
GK 5-11 170 Mechanicsville, Va. Richmond United
GK 6-1 181 Bethlehem, Pa. Players Development Academy
M 5-9 150 Wappingers Falls, N.Y. New York Red Bulls 0/0
D 6-0 162 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-3 175 Allentown, Pa. West Bromwich Albion (England)
D 6-1 164 Nashville, Tenn. Real Salt Lake Academy
D 5-9 153 Medina, Ohio Internationals
D 6-1 158 Trenton, N.J. New York Red Bulls Academy
M 5-7 130 St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-8 155 San Diego, Calif. New York Cosmos
M 5-7 138 Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-8 138 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Celtic
M 5-10 161 South Orange, N.J. Players Development Academy
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 20/9
M 5-9 140 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
M 5-5 142 El Paso, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-11 158 Austin, Texas Lonestar S.C.
F 5-5 138 La Habra, Calif. Unattached
F 5-9 145 Port Chester, N.Y. Orlando City SC Academy
F 6-2 160 Los Angeles, Calif. New York Cosmos

2014 Nike International Friendlies

William Pulisic

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-11

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Mechanicsville, Va.

Club:
Richmond United

Kevin Silva

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
181

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bethlehem, Pa.

Club:
Players Development Academy

Tyler Adams

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Daniel Barbir

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

Club:
West Bromwich Albion (England)

Tanner Dieterich

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
164

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

Club:
Real Salt Lake Academy

John Nelson

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
153

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Medina, Ohio

Club:
Internationals

Matthew Olosunde

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Trenton, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls Academy

Logan Panchot

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri

Alexis Velela

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Eric Calvillo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Keegan Kelly

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland

Club:
Baltimore Celtic

Thomas McCabe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
161

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
South Orange, N.J.

Club:
Players Development Academy

Christian Pulisic

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hershey, Pa.

Club:
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Alejandro Zendejas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
142

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

McKinze Gaines

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
158

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

Club:
Lonestar S.C.

Josh Perez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
La Habra, Calif.

Club:
Unattached

Pierre Da Silva

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

Club:
Orlando City SC Academy

Haji Wright

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
Brazil 3 2 0 1 10 3 7 7
United States 3 2 1 0 6 6 0 6
England 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
Australia 3 0 3 0 2 8 -6 0

Group A Schedule

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Nov. 28 AUS vs. BRA 0-4 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11
Nov. 28
USA vs. ENG 3-1 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11
Nov. 30
BRA vs. ENG 2-2 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11
Nov. 30
USA vs. AUS 2-1 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11
Dec. 2 ENG vs. AUS 2-1 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11
Dec. 2 USA vs. BRA 1-4 Premier Sports Campus - Field 11

2014 Nike International Friendlies Format:

The tournament champion is determined by total points accumulated after round-robin play. Should two teams be tied on points at the conclusion of group play the first tie breaker to determine the tournament champion will be total goal differential and the second will be greatest number of goals scored. 

U.S. U-17 Men's National Team - 2014 Nike International Friendlies Stats

Record: 2-1-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Tyler Adams

D 3 2 225 0 0 0 0/0

Hugo Arellano

D 1 1 45 0 0 0 0/0

Daniel Barbir

D 3 2 225 0 0 0 1/0

Eric Calvillo

D 3 3 198 0 0 0 0/0

Pierre Da Silva

F 3 1 125 0 1 1 0/0

Luca de la Torre

M 3 2 204 1 0 2 1/0

Tanner Dieterich

D 2 1 100 0 0 0 0/0

McKinze Gaines

F 3 1 94 1 0 2 0/0

Keegan Kelly

M 2 1 65 0 0 0 0/0

Thomas McCabe

M 2 1 97 0 0 0 0/0

John Nelson

D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Matthew Olosunde

D 2 1 84 0 0 0 0/0

Logan Panchot

D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Josh Perez

F 3 3 161 0 1 1 0/0

Christian Pulisic

M 3 2 212 3 0 6 0/0

William Pulisic

GK 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0

Kevin Silva

GK 2 2 180 0 0 0 0/0

Alexis Velela

M 2 2 170 0 0 0 0/0

Haji Wright

F 3 2 215 0 2 2 0/0

Alejandro Zendejas

M 3 2 217 1 1 3 0/0

Own Goal


Totals

3

3 270 6 5 17 2/0

Opponent Totals

3

3 270 6 3 15 1/0

2014 Nike International Friendlies Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

William Pulisic

1 1 90 2 1 0 1.00 1-0-0

Kevin Silva

2 2 180 4 5 0 2.50 1-1-0

Totals

3

3 270 6 6 0 2.00 2-1-0

Opponent Totals

3

3 270 6 6 0 2.00 1-2-0

Updated through Dec. 2, 2014

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