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US 1 – Italy 2 : FT

We’ll have live commentary of the US-Italy U-17 World Cup knock out stage match beginning at 10 am ET/7 am PT.


US with a great chance that goes off the crossbar early in the 2nd half!

GOAL! USA Palodichuk comes free on a corner, and Danny Gil finds him in the air and he heads it in at the back post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The US is really flying forward now creating a few chances since the goal.

Just as I say that, the US concedes the midfield on a counter attack and Italy scores. The US was caught there chasing back and the Italian player beat Edwards with a laser shot from outside the area.

The Italians come close on a corner, and now it seems like the US has been totally deflated by that second goal.

The US has created a very good scoring chance off a free kick.

Sarle has replaced Stefan Jerome who was largely ineffective today.

Danny Gil just misses the target after some outstanding build up play in minute 86

The US draws a corner in minute 89. Not many chances left, have to take advantage of this.

Zavaletta sent off in stoppage time, and the US are disappointingly eliminated from the U-17 World Cup.


The US is off to a rocky start. Poor possession play and bad giveaways have been hallmarks of the first half, in which Italy has taken a 1-0 lead. The game is on Galavision but the network is shifting between Argentina-Colombia and USA-Italy, so we are missing several key moments of the match.

The US had a penalty kick saved around the 19th minute after a hand ball in the box by the Italians. Georgian Jack McInerney who has been a bright spot for the US had his pk attempt saved by the Italian keeper.

The US also dodged a bullet when an Italian goal was ruled off-sides, even though replay indicates the player, Berreta, who scored the earlier goal was actually in an onside position.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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