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November 30, 2011
U.S. U17s tie France 2-2

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team tied France 2-2 in its opening match of the Nike International Friendlies after an opening goal from DeAndre Robinson and a stoppage-time equalizer from Wesley Wade.

With the draw, the U.S. is tied with France and sits behind Brazil in the four-team tournament being played at the Premier Sports Campus. Brazil defeated Turkey 1-0 in the earlier match.

The U.S. will face Turkey next on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, while Brazil takes on France at 3 p.m. ET. The U.S. match will be live on FOX Soccer.

The U.S. scored the opening goal of the game in the 25th minute after Herber Mejia-Flores connected with Robinson, who curled the ball into the near right corner of the net.

France's equalizer came in the 43rd minute, when Gnali Cornet got behind the U.S.'s back line and found Michel Araai to his right. Paul Christensen came off his line to make the save, but Araai got slotted home inside the right post.

France tool the league in the 75th minute after a free kick by Kingsley Coman rebounded off U.S. defender Tyler Turner for an own goal.

Te U.S. scored in the final seconds of stoppage time to tie the game. Rubio Rubin took a throw-in that found substitute Corey Baird in the penalty area and he was able to chest the ball to Wesley Wade, who buried his shot past the 'keeper into the far post.

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