LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric Lopez
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US Under-16 national team splits results against Paris Saint-Germain, France U-16s in training camp

The US Under-16 boys national team had a mixed-bag of results to conclude their weeklong training camp in France, defeating Paris Saint-Germain 5-4 on Wednesday and losing 3-0 to France’s U-16 national team Thursday.

In their win on Wednesday in Clairefontaine, France, midfielder Nicholas Taitague scored two goals in the final three minutes, including a 90th-minute game-winner. Forwards Marty Raygoza and Andrew Carleton each added a goal and the US also benefited from a 53rd-minute own goal.

The U-16 roster is comprised of mostly 1999-born players, including nine from MLS academies, and was formed to provide the younger age group of U-17s with an opportunity for additional competition and training. U.S. Soccer technical advisor and former U-17 assistant coach Clint Peay oversaw the camp.

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