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.

SECOND HALF

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.

FIRST HALF AFTER THE JUMP

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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