LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team tied France 2-2 in its opening match of the Nike International Friendlies after an opening goal from DeAndre Robinson and a stoppage-time equalizer from Wesley Wade.
With the draw, the U.S. is tied with France and sits behind Brazil in the four-team tournament being played at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Brazil defeated Turkey 1-0 in the earlier match.
The U.S. will face Turkey next on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, while Brazil takes on France at 3 p.m.
- U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. France U-17 Men’s National Team
Date: Nov. 30, 2011
Competition: 2011 Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
USA 1 1 _ 2
FRA 1 1 _ 2
USA – DeAndre Robinson (Herber Mejia Flores), 25th
FRA - Michel Araai (Gnaly Cornet), 43th
FRA – own goal (Tyler Turner), 75th
USA – Wesley Wade (Corey Baird), 93th
USA: 1-Paul Christensen; 4-Shaquell Moore, 2-Conor Donovan, 6- Tyler Turner, 3- John Requejo Jr. (12- Adonis Amaya,85); 5-Guy Kabala (14-Steven Echevarria, 76), 7-Rubio Rubin, 8-Angel Heredia (13-Corey Baird, 78), 10-Herbert Mejia Flores; 9-Wesley Wade, 11-DeAndre Robinson (17- Dembakwi Yomba, 84).
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Jorge Calix, 16-Kevin Politz, 18-Evan Louro, 19-Danya Kafai, 20-Christopher Lema.
Head coach: Wilmer Cabrera
FRA: 16-Dorian Grange, 14-Jonathan Bamba, 13-Sega Coulibaly, 5-Abdou Diallo (19-Dylan Batubinsika, 64) 3-Nicolas Senzemba; 11-Kingsley Coman, 6-Jules Ntcham, 8-Nianankoro Doumbia, 9-Gnaly Cornet (7-Moussa Dembele, 46); 17-Michel Araai (10-Victor Mayard. 64), 18-Neal Maupay (15-Robin Maulun, 75).
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Florian Escales, 2-Nobie Boua Gnoumou, 4- Cece Franckz Pepe.
Head coach: Patrick Gonfalone
USA – John Requejo Jr. (caution), 8th minute
FRA - Nianankoro Doumbia (caution), 11th
USA – Angel Heredia (caution), 74th
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Shaquell Moore