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Global Oct 27, 2012

Second-half goals send U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team to 3-1 loss against Argentina

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team conceded three straight goals and couldn’t overcome the deficit in a 3-1 loss against Argentina on Thursday in the team’s second, and final, match of the Four-Nations Tournament in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Rubio Rubin scored in his fourth consecutive match for the U-17 MNT to close the gap to two goals in the 74th minute, but it wasn’t enough to keep Argentina from snapping the USA’s four-match unbeaten streak. Rubin was able to reach a low cross from Junior Flores with a sliding, right-footed tap-in to put the U.S. on the board.

Leonardo Suarez opened the scoring for Argentina in the third minute with a strong left-footed shot from the top of the box. The match would remain 1-0 until the 63rd minute when Sebastian Driussi converted in front of goal following a nice centering pass from the end line. Nicolas Tripichio put Argentina ahead 3-0 eight minutes later in the 71st minute.

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team concludes its trip to Argentina with an international friendly against Paraguay on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET in Buenos Aires.

-U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-17 MNT vs. Argentina U-17 MNT
Competition: Four-Nations Tournament
Location: Santa Fe, Argentina; Estadio de Club Colon
 October 25, 2012
Weather:  74 degrees

Scoring Summary                 1     2      F
USA                                       0     1      1
ARG                                       1     2      3             

ARG – Leonardo Suarez                                  3rd minute
ARG – Sebastian Driussi                                63
ARG – Nicolas Tripichio                                 71
USA – Rubio Rubin  (Junior Flores)                74

USA: 1-Jeff Caldwell; 3-John Requejo Jr., 4-Shaquell Moore, 5-Conor Donovan, 2-Elijah Martin; 14-Ben Swanson (16-Joel Soñora, 65), 8-Chris Lema, 10- Corey Baird (21-Mukwelle Akale, 65), 7-Alan Winn (20-Junior Flores, 46), 11-Rubio Rubin, 9-Wesley Wade (17-Bradford Jamieson, 83)
Subs Not Used: 6-Guy Kabala, 12-Paul Christensen, 13-Gonzalo Rolon, 15-Jorge Miranda, 18-Rolando Muñoz, 19-Brian Pacheco
Head Coach: Richie Williams

ARG: 1-Augosto Batalla; 2-Emanuel Mammana, 3-Nicolas Pinto (19-Fabricio Bustos, 85), 4-Nicolas Tripichio, 5-German Ferreyra (16-Mauro Marconata, 73); 6-Leandro Vega (21-Mauricio Del Castillo, 85), 7-Marcelo Storm (17-Jonathan Canete, 55), 9-Sebastian Driussi (18-Franco Perez, 76), 10-Leandro Suarez (20-Franco Cristaldo, 76), 13-Rodrigo Moreyra, 14-Lucio Campaganucci
Subs Not Used:  8-Matias Sanchez, 12-Ignacio Vaguer, 15-Matias Romero
Head Coach: Miguel Angel Lemme

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Elijah Martin             (caution)                                              59th minute
ARG – Rodrigo Moreyra       (caution)                                              61
ARG – German Ferrryra       (caution)                                              66

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