U.S. Under-17s down UAE 4-0, start Mondial Minimes tournament right

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: U.S. U-team runs out to lopsided win to open tournament.

Also, stop me if you’re tired of dwelling on Nashville, but I can’t help it. It’s still on our minds.

Thankfully, the U-17s seem set to take our minds off Olympic non-qualifying, posting a 4-0 result on the United Arab Emirates to open the 40th Mondial Minimes in France. The team opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through [minor’s name omitted]1. [Minor’s name omitted]2 doubled the lead five minutes into the second, with [minor’s name omitted]3 piling on 21 minutes later. [Minor’s name omitted]4 completed the walk in stoppage time.

Next up? Portugal on Thursday – the second and final match of group play. If the U.S. advances, they will on Apr. 7 and 9.

US Soccer’s got more information:

1 – Ahinga Selemani, CSA Wolves player from Ann Arbor, MI.
2 – Tyler Turner, South Central Premier player from West Haven, CN.
3 – Wesley Wade, New York Red Bulls academy player from South Orange, NJ.
4 – Bradford Jamieson, Chivas USA academy player from Los Angeles.