The U.S. Under-17 men’s national team made it two victories out of two at the Concacaf U-17 Championship after defeating Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 on Monday.
Gonzalo Segares’ squad used three goals in the first half to set the tone before hanging on for a second group stage win of the competition. American goalkeeper Adam Beaudry made two saves in goal, continuing a strong defensive run so far for the USMNT U-17’s.
The USMNT U-17’s needed only 11 minutes to break the deadlock with Micah Burton delivering the opening goal. Taha Habroune’s cross into the box was redirected towards goal by Burton, as the young attacker watched the ball land into the top-left corner.
The Americans kept the pressure on and Sawyer Jura’s low cross in the 14th minute was tapped home by Paulo Rudisill for a 2-0 advantage. It was Rudisill’s first goal of the tournament.
Taha Habroune benefitted nicely to score the USMNT U-17’s third goal of the match, receiving Rudisill’s pass in the box before taking one touch and drilling home from point-blank range.
Trinidad & Tobago cut its deficit to two goals with Derrel Garcia scoring off a sensational strike, but it would end up as a mere consolation in the final scoreline.
A total of 15 players saw playing time for the USMNT U-17’s in the victory. Up next is a final group stage showdown with Canada on Wednesday.