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USA U-17s beat Portugal 7-1 at Nike Friendlies

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Big win to open tournament.

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The United States Under-17 national team began the 2016 Nike International Friendlies with a 7-1 win over Portugal in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Andrew Carleton opened the scoring in the 8th minute, converting a penalty kick. Josh Sargent doubled the lead in the 19th minute, finishing a pass from Ayo Akinola.

Portugal pulled one back shortly after. Umaro Embalo took advantage of a USMNT turnover, and slotted his shot past goalkeeper Justin Garces.

Carleton scored his second goal of the match in the 37th minute, volleying his shot from outside the box into the net.

The match turned into a rout in the second half. Sargent scored two more goals, while Akinola and Rayshaun McGann also made their way onto the score sheet.

The U.S. plays Turkey on Friday, December 2nd and Brazil on Sunday, December 4th.

Full roster for the tournament included below (via U.S. Soccer):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (S.L. Benfica; Philadelphia, Penn.), Justin Garces (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Asensio (Atlanta United FC; Roswell, Ga.), Sergino Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), Carlos Ritaccio (BW Gotschee; Westbury, N.Y.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Arturo Vasquez (FC Golden State; Mira Loma, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): George Acosta (Weston FC; Hollywood, Fla.), Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence, R.I.), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Tex.), Rayshaun McGann (Philadelphia Union; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy; Savannah, Ga.)

FORWARDS (5): Ayomide Akinola (Toronto FC; Brampton, Ont.), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.), Bryan Reynolds Jr. (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Tex.), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallen, Mo.) Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Rosedale, N.Y.)