U.S. U-17 team

U.S. fails to capitalize on perfect start against Spain

October 26, 2009
By Brent Latham
KANO, Nigeria -- It was a strange night in just about every way, but maybe that was to be expected for the United States in the opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Unfortunately for coach Wilmer Cabrera and his team, the string of events that unfurled Monday night at Sani Abacha Stadium are not something they will be able to look back upon fondly. After an amazing start, with the U.S. going up a goal and a man within four minutes, Spain rallied to take a 2-1 victory in a match that had ...

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