U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team wins the International Tournament in Japan
NIIGATA, Japan – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team defeated the Niigata All-Stars 2-0 to win the International Tournament in Niigata, Japan.
Andrija Novakovich scored in his third straight match to put the U.S. ahead 1-0 in the 60th minute. Rubio Rubin added a second in the 80th minute and the U.S. took home the tournament title with three straight victories.
The U.S. U-17 MNT kicked off the tournament with a 2-1 win against Japan and followed up with a 4-2 win against Croatia.
U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team vs. Niigata All-Stars
Date: July 15, 2013
Competition: Niigata International Tournament
Venue: Big Swan Stadium; Niigata, Japan
Kickoff: 2 p.m. local time
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
Niigata All-Star 0 0 0
USA – Andrija Novakovich 60th minute
USA – Rubio Rubin 81
USA: 12-JT Marcinkowski, 13-David Godinez-Chavez, 17-Erik Palmer-Brown, 4-Tommy Redding (5-Conor Donovan, 84), 3-John Requejo Jr., 2-Shaq Moore, 8-Amirgy Pineda (6- Chris Lema, 56) 20-Christian Pulisic (16-Alejandro Vergara, 74), 10-Corey Baird, 19-Brooks Lennon (7-Rubio Rubin, 56), 11-Ahinga Selemani (9-Andrija Novakovich, 56)
Subs not used: 1-Jeff Caldwell, 18-Justen Glad
Head Coach: Richie Williams
NAS : 1-Kouto Abe, 3-Yuto Tsuta, 4-Gouson Sakai, 13-Hayato Takahashi, 15-Tsuyoshi Watanabe (10-Takahito Yamada, 72), 7-Keisuke Yoshikawa, 9-Muzuki Seki (8-Shunichiro Tezuka, 58), 14-Hikaru Imai, 16-Shunsuke Mori (2-Rio Sakuma, 52), 11-Nanasei Iino, 18-Hiroyoshi Kamata
Subs not used: 5-Ryo Miyakoshi, 6- Jun Kato, 12- Daiki Isegame, 17- Ryusei Ueda
Head Coach: Hiroshi Miyazaki