US U-17s rally for late 2-2 draw in friendly vs. France
The US Under-17 national team fought back for a last-gasp 2-2 draw with France in the first match of the 2011 Nike International Friendlies on Wednesday at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Wesley Wade of the New York Red Bulls Academy got the equalizer with the last kick of the game, as he slotted home a loose ball after a long throw-in from Shaquell Moore. DeAndre Robinson had opened the scoring for the US in the 25th minute, but France rallied to take a 2-1 lead into second-half stoppage time.
The US are next in action on Friday, when they face Turkey at 5 pm ET on FOX Soccer.
USA – DeAndre Robinson (Herber Mejia Flores) 25
FRA - Michel Araai (Gnaly Cornet) 43
FRA – own goal (Tyler Turner) 75
USA – Wesley Wade (Corey Baird) 93
USA – John Requejo Jr. (caution) 8
FRA - Nianankoro Doumbia (caution) 11
USA – Angel Heredia (caution) 74
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
Referee: Mark Declouet (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Desmond MIller (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Baboucarr Jallow (USA)
Fourth Official: Baldomero Toledo(USA)
Weather: 60 degrees, brisk