The United States Under 17 Team, led by Costa Rican Gonzalo Segares, was eliminated on Tuesday after losing 3-2 to its opponent from Germany in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Indonesia.
Keyrol Figueroa started this important game for the gringos, but did not score. The son of Maynor Figueroa played in all four games for the North American team, but could only score one goal.
In the match, Germany took the lead on the scoreboard in the 14th minute, when Charles Herrmann broke the tie with a fine finish. However, it didn’t take long for the Americans to equalize the score thanks to Taha Habroune in the 24th minute.
With 10 minutes left, the Germans again led the scoreboard. And Herrmann made Moerstedt get a good shot.
The United States continued to fight throughout the game to tie the game and try again or force overtime. The reward came with 10 minutes left when David Vazquez took a shot that went into the back of the net to make it 2-2.
Germany finally got the win thanks to Bilal Yalcinkaya who took advantage of the passivity of the North American defense to get into the area and after a couple of feints, he finished powerfully at the near post to make it 3-2 at 87th minute.
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