The United States U-17 men's national team beat the France U-16s, 3-2, in the final of the 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu. This is the second time they've won the tournament, after taking home the title in 1992.
The U.S. roster featured two Georgia youth soccer players, Christopher Goslin and Andrew Carleton, both from the Georgia United Development Academy and the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton.
In the final, Timothy Weah scored the U.S.' first goal in the fifth minute, taking advantage of a goalkeeping error. The French stormed back with two goals to take a 2-1 lead into the half. George Acosta scored two goals in the second half -- the second a beautiful chip from well outside the box -- to earn the U.S. the win and the tournament title. Carleton and Goslin started in the win.
The U.S. qualified for the final by winning Group B with a 1-0-2 record and a superior goal differential. In their first match, they tied Brazil, 1-1. Ayo Akinola scored the tying goal in the 80th minute from a Joshua Sargent assist. Both Georgia players started, with Carleton playing the full 90.
The U-17s tied England in their second match, 2-2, thanks to two goals from George Acosta. Carleton started and Goslin entered the match as a substitute in the 41st minute.
The U.S. finished group play with a 4-0 take down of Russia. Acosta and Akinola scored two goals apiece to clinch a spot in the final. Goslin started the match and assisted on Ayomide Akinola's 47th minute goal, with Carleton entering the match as a substitute in the 51st minute.