The U.S. Under-17 Menâ€™s National Team defeated Brazil 3-1 to win the 2011 Nike International Friendlies Dec. 4 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.
It was the first time the U.S. had won the tournament.
Rubio Rubin gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead two minutes into the match, scoring a goal off an assist from Shaquell Moore on the first shot of the game.
Brazil scored a goal of its own 10 minutes later before Tyler Turner and Wesley Wade, off an assist from Junior Flores, both found the back of the net late in the first half to give the U.S. a 3-1 lead, which it never relinquished.
The U.S. received the championship trophy following the game. Brazil finished second with four points while France finished in third place with three points from three ties. Turkey, who was last yearâ€™s tournament champion, finished in fourth place.