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USA U-17's defeat Netherlands with a late dramatic goal at 2015 Nike International Friendlies

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The United States under-17 national team turned the tables in their second match at the 2015 Nike International Friendlies. After losing on a late goal to England in their first match, it was their turn to pull out the late dramatics to get the three points.

The U.S. got off to a much better start than they did against England, jumping into the lead just three minutes into the match. Adrian Villegas found some space on the right flank and whipped in a hard and low cross towards the Dutch goalkeeper that hit off of his knee and into the net for an own goal.

The Netherlands responded with some high pressure that pushed the Americans back into their own half. The score probably should've been leveled several times if not for some stellar saves by Justin Garces in the U.S. net.

Halfway through the second half, the Netherlands were awarded a penalty after the referee deemed an American defender handled the ball inside the box. Juan Familia-Castillo stepped up for the Oranje and sent his shot just beyond the reach of Garces to equalize.

In the final minutes of second half stoppage time substitute striker Josh Sargent put the U.S. back into the lead after muscling off a Netherlands defender, going in on goal and smashing a finish past the goalkeeper to give secure the three points in dramatic fashion.

Andrew Carleton entered the match in the 52nd minute and had two good chances but both were blocked. Chris Goslin entered with just three minutes remaining and only had a few touches but looked bright.

The U.S. finish up the 2015 Nike International Friendlies against Brazil on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.