U.S. U17s score late, defeat Turkey

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team beat Turkey in a scrappy 2-1 win at the Premier Sports Campus on the strength of a goal from Tyler Turner and an 88th minute winner from Junior Flores.

With the win, the U.S. is now the tournament leader based on goals scored. The USA and Brazil are tied at four points apiece after both teams recorded a win and a tie in the first two games. The two will face off in the final match of the 2011 Nike International Friendlies on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. ET.

Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Turkey U-17 Men’s National Team

Date: Dec. 2, 2011

Competition: 2011 Nike International Friendlies

Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F

USA 1 1 _ 2

TUR 0 1 _ 1

USA – Tyler Turner (Junior Flores), 19th minute

TUR – Mustafa Batuhan Altintas, 47th

USA – Junior Flores (Wesley Wade), 88th


USA: 18-Evan Louro; 4-Shaquell Moore, 2-Conor Donovan, 6-Tyler Turner, 3- John Requejo, Jr.; 7-Rubio Rubin (9-Wesley Wade, 55), 14-Steven Echevarria, 10-Junior Flores (20-Christopher Lema, 90), 15-Jorge Calix (8-Angel Heredia, 54); 13-Corey Baird, 19-Danya Kafai (11-DeAndre Robinson, 61)

Subs Not Used: 1-Paul Christensen, 5-Guy Kabala, 12- Adonis Amaya, 16-Kevin Politz, 17-Dembakwi Yomba

Head coach: Wilmer Cabrera

TUR: 12-Mehmet Goktug Bakirbas; 7-Anil Capkin, 14-Melih Can Yagci (capt.), 4-Mehdi Akgul, 15-Mahmuthan Samet Acar (3-Umut Can Ince, 36); 6-Serdar Bingol; 17-Ismail Kose (20-Aziz Ceylan, 82), 8-Mert Ozturk (2-Cahit Enis Katipogl, 66), 18-Yusuf Selim Sahin, 11-Berk Yildiz; 9-Mustafa Batuhan Altintas

Subs Not Used: 1-Anil Demir, 5-Alim Harlak, 10-Semih Islemecioglu,13-Safa Altuntas, 16-Muhammet Rasit Sahingoz, 19-Ramazan Civele

Head coach: Mehmet Hacioglu

Misconduct Summary:

TUR – Selim Shahin (sent off) 40th minute

TUR - Mert Ozturk (caution) 48

USA - Shaquell Moore (caution) 74

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Junior Flores