Cukadar brace hands U.S. a loss

December 9, 2007
The U.S. U-17 men's national team fell to Turkey, 2-0, in their final international match of the Nike Friendlies in Bradenton, Fla. Turkey was staked by two first-half goals from Ali Cukadar.

"Overall, it was a successful weekend," said head coach Wilmer Cabrera. "We got two good wins, played well, and today we got a chance to look at some of our other players and evaluate them in an international game."

Defender Jared Watts had the best chance for the U.S. in the 38th minute ...

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